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Save the Date! Resilience Reality Check: Risk, Returns and the Future of Portland Real Estate (Portland, OR)

May 19, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eastside Exchange Ballroom
123 NE 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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The Portland Metro area is known for its emphasis on planning, public engagement, and forward thinking on land use, infrastructure, and sustainability issues.  This is also true for resilience, with significant interest and work on resilience topics currently underway.  There is growing recognition that the region’s ability to respond to environmental stresses – both chronic and acute – has far reaching impacts on Portland’s social and economic fabric.  However, the private real estate sector is largely absent from this discussion.  While some interest exists among individual developers and real estate firms, as a whole the private sector has not been at the table for these conversations.  There is little awareness or engagement, nor a unified voice representing the needs of property owners, developers, and investors on the impacts of climate change on the Portland market.  The ULI NW Committee on Sustainability & Resilience recognizes that a leadership vacuum exists, and progress on resilience issues will not accelerate without engagement by the private real estate sector.

Event Objectives:

  • Engage Portland’s real estate leaders, catalyze a greater dialogue on the risks, returns, and economics of resiliency strategies.
  • Launch three Resilient PDX Working Groups, tasked with tool and resource development targeting the following disciplines:
    1. Design & Development
    2. Planning & Infrastructure
    3. Property Operations and Business Continuity

Key Questions:

The event will introduce and facilitate dialogue through the following themes and areas of inquiry:

  • What does Resilience mean at the City scale?
  • How does Portland compare with other cities, regionally, nationally, and internationally?
  • What is Portland doing well? What structural advantages or disadvantages does Portland have?
  • What are the key risks, focus areas?
  • How does resilience become an economic development strategy, or enable Portland to better compete with other cities?

Friday, May 19
11:00 – 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:30 – 1:00 PM: Keynote & Panel Discussion

Eastside Exchange Ballroom
123 NE 3rd Avenue

Keynote Speaker

Richard Barkham, Ph.D. | Global Chief Economist, CBRE


Ben Kaiser | Kaiser Group
Additional Panelists to be Announced!


Jack Davis | JDM Associates

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? See details here and email us at northwest@uli.org.

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