BOND Multi 2019
America's Leading Multifamily Architects Forum
April 11-14, 2019
Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.
Thursday, April 11
The architecture / interior design industry is a web of small businesses run by extremely creative people many of whom never planned to lead a staff of 10- 50 or more. There is often a reluctance to risk the creative signature on the alter of a more powerful managing structure. In that vacuum however, viscosity and crisis can become the new normal, actually reducing creativity and creating a significant drag on margin and market penetration too. The problem is made more complex because generally, the clients have little experience and unrealistic expectations and the supplier base too, is largely run by people who got there via the excellence of their craft rather than their business acumen. Ian Jarvis, a globally trained consultant, wants to illuminate the solutions that can both nourish creativity while instilling success, efficiency and high focus for you as well as for your team of intense and ambitious folks The takeaway will be, Management’s Ten Commandments; The Starting Point For Change.
BiographyIan Jarvis is a proven executive; a results-oriented leader who sets goals, creates focus and drives performance. Bi-lingual and with an extensive track record throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia, Ian has a unique ability to solve problems at hi-speed and manage complex relationships near or far. Ian began his career in Paris, then moved to NYC to launch a French firm, Saint Gobain, in the highly competitive, US fragrance market. His success in New York, led to multiple offers and he ultimately transitioned to an entrepreneurial partnership in Los Angeles with heavy manufacturing responsibilities in the Pac Rim. After selling his last firm to French multinational Pechiney, Ian turned down offers to helm several companies, electing instead to create a consulting career. Ian works with executives in industries as varied as media, law, design, automotive and mobile. Ian’s experience, from start up to global, gives him a profound perspective on the real issues we all face in driving success and satisfaction in our work and those who work for us. His focus is in depth understanding of real time company dynamics, lifting the scrim on theory, reality and old habits and bringing his clients career changing insight in their workplace and themselves.
Friday, April 12
In 2011, the first baby boomers started retiring and millennials surpassed baby boomers as the largest demographic in U.S. history. That same year also marked the first time that more than half of the children born were racial minorities, according to the Census Bureau. These and other macro demographic trends have impacted housing design and community amenities needed to attract young individuals and families to live. But they also impact the qualities companies need to attract the best and most ambitious young professionals to work. This presentation will address how the best companies are attracting and retaining the best talent, specifically in the design and development industries.
Casius Pealer is Director of Tulane University’s Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) program and a Favrot Professor of Practice in the School of Architecture. Trained as an architect and a real estate attorney, Casius has over 20 years of community and economic development experience, including in private practice, local government, and the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, Casius served as the first Director of Affordable Housing at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), as Assistant General Counsel for Real Estate at the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), and as a consultant on multifamily housing and the impact of design and construction on health outcomes, energy use, water use, and community access.
In addition to being a regular speaker at professional conferences nationally, Casius is a former Chair of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing Committee and the current Vice Chair of Next City, a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world. He has been published in the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, the AIA Journal of Architecture, and Affordable Housing Finance Magazine.
Casius is licensed to practice law in New York State and Washington, DC, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. A native of Central Florida, Casius holds a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, and a Master of Architecture from the Tulane School of Architecture.
Saturday, April 13
For many Americans, particularly Millennials, there are a multitude of reasons why renting is on the rise and not expected to fall anytime soon. Young adults today are less inclined to buy a home as they care more about lifestyle and less about owning a piece of property. For this reason, it is important to understand what excites Millennials when it comes to a place they can call home. For Millennials it all comes together in a life that is rich in experience and opportunity. Smaller apartments have become the norm as rents continue to rise in desirable neighborhoods. Ease of access, comfortable common areas, inviting outdoor space, fitness centers, restaurants and transit are some of the elements that have become requirements for a generation that will account for approximately 75% of the global workforce by 2030. You are invited to join the discussion and learn where the trends are taking us.
BiographyGerry-Lynn is an accomplished leader within the real estate industry with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of land development and construction. She has spent the past two decades collaborating with architects, engineers, designers and investors on several nationally recognized development projects and she currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Lupoli Companies. Throughout her career, Gerry-Lynn has been responsible for directing development strategies for several local and national companies in New England and the Eastern United States. She has worked with national home builders including Lennar and Toll Brothers where she managed multi-unit development projects from concept to completion. She has a deep understanding of marketing and sales trends within the industry having designed cutting-edge experience centers for targeted demographics. In 2011 Gerry-Lynn was honored as an esteemed member of the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of leaders making a difference in their industry. In 2014 she received the Banker & Tradesman Women of FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) award and in 2016 she was honored by North of Boston Business Magazine’s Women in Leadership issue. Gerry-Lynn holds a BA in Economics from Wheaton College and an MBA from the Van Loan School of Management at Endicott College. She maintains an Unrestricted Construction Supervisor’s License and a Broker’s License within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2016 Gerry-Lynn was appointed by Governor Baker to the eleven-member Board of the UMass Building Authority where she also serves as Chair of the Financial Strategies Committee lending her expertise to oversee an asset portfolio of more than 4 billion dollars. At Lupoli Companies, Gerry-Lynn manages more than 5 million square feet of mixed-use properties. She works directly with the President of the Company to balance practical approaches to construction that satisfy the creative process required to develop communities that provide an intended sense of space. Placemaking and transit-oriented lifestyle developments are her focus at Lupoli Companies where they take advantage of public-private partnerships and tax credit programs to augment private investments. Many of her projects include an adaptive reuse component that transforms underutilized and historic mill structures for the benefit of the area being served. Her company has been recognized with a long list of awards including most recently the Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award for Historic Preservation at the 30th Annual Paul & Niki Tsongas Award Ceremony, the Marcia Lamb Inner City Innovation Award, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts Next Century Award and the Northeastern Economic Developers Association Business of the Year Award.
Learn from Dr. Eisenberg how all four parts of GDP will perform in 2019, including household consumption, corporate investment, government spending and exports, and what the likelihood of a recession occurring in 2019 and 2020 is.
Time will then be devoted to examining household balance sheets, energy markets, auto sales, and consumer and small business sentiment. Eisenberg will then examine how labor markets and wages are performing, what the path of inflation is likely to be and how many times the Federal Reserve is likely to raise rates in 2019 as it responds to various global and domestic macroeconomic forces.
Eisenberg will then focus on the condition of the single family and multifamily housing markets including new construction activity, existing sales, appreciation rates, demographics, defaults, credit conditions and more generally, what factors are helping and hindering these markets. He will close by looking at current and future economic conditions across all 50 states.
Acclaimed Economic Expert & Former Senior Economist at the National Association of Home Builders in the USA.
Elliot Eisenberg. Ph.D. is an International acclaimed Economic Expert, often called the “Stand-up Economist”, uniquely specializes in making the arcana and minutiae of economics entertaining and relevant.
His expertise is sought out by leading public and private sector organizations, state and local governments, hedge funds and investment advisory groups for his valuable insight on the economy and its impact on various industries.
With a finger on the pulse of current trends and issues, his presentations include up-to-the-minute economic news and information. He has a unique, comical style that makes economics entertaining and accessible to all audiences
Sunday, April 14
This is THE opportunity to meet with the top architects in the country. Relationships just keep growing.
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