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Register Now! 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. Join us for this kickoff event to explore how resilience issues impact the future of Portland real estate – whether design and development, planning and infrastructure, or property operations and business continuity.  Keynote speaker Richard Barkham, Ph.D., Global Chief Economist at CBRE will discuss resilience through the lens of economic development and investment, and characterize Portland’s strengths and weaknesses when compared with cities and initiatives around the globe, and panelists Ben Kaiser of the Kaiser Group and Carmen Merlo of the City of Portland will offer local reaction and perspective.

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


Richard Barkham, Ben Kaiser, Carmen Merlo & Jack Davis

Keynote Speaker
Richard Barkham, Ph.D. | Global Chief Economist, CBRE See BioDownload the Resilient Cities Research Report by Grosvenor

Ben Kaiser | Owner & Principal, Kaiser Group & PATH Architecture See Bio
Carmen Merlo | Director, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management See Bio
Jack Davis | Director, JDM Associates (Moderator) See Bio

Registration Fees
Private Sector: $60 Members/ $80 Non-Members
Public Sector/Non-Profit: $50 Members / $70 Non-Members
Young Leader: $40 Members / $55 Non-Members
Students: $35 Members / $50 Non-Members
$650 | Sponsor Table: Front table for 8 (Please email northwest@uli.org to purchase)

Last Day to Register Online: May 17. Registrations will be taken at the door.

Refunds are available if received before May 12.

Are you an Annual Sponsor or Spring Meeting Sponsor and interested in using one of your complimentary registrations? Just email us northwest@uli.org and we will register you!

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

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