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RECA Exchange

Sep 12

Date: 9/12/2019 -

Time: 8:00 am

JW Marriott
110 E 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701

The RECA Exchange is our premier half-day event that brings together hundreds of Austin's commercial real estate professionals to network and learn more about hot topic issues.


Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 RECA Exchange.

The Exchange is RECA's largest business-focused commercial real estate event of the year attracting more than 500 attendees from all sectors of the commercial real estate industry. The half-day event includes a kick-off opening breakfast, hot topic breakout sessions and an economic forecast lunch. Don't miss out on the largest local commercial real estate business-focused event of the year!



8:00 – 9:30 am: Registration & Opening Breakfast
Chris Del Conte, VP & Athletic Director, University of Texas at Austin

Grab a cup of coffee and some breakfast and hear about what it’s like to lead one of the most recognizable and powerful brands in college athletics. UT Austin Vice President and Athletic Director Chris Del Conte will discuss his vision for the program, including what’s coming up and what we can expect in the long-term. He'll also share more about the UT Athletics master plan, which includes replacing the Frank Erwin Center with a new $300 million arena, the south endzone addition at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium and other major improvements to athletic facilities across campus.

9:45 - 10:30 am: Hot Topic Breakout Sessions

What Can Austin Learn from Other Cities?
You hear the comparisons all the time - if only Austin did [fill in the blank] more like Seattle... Minneapolis... or Name Your City... our community would be so much better! From mobility to affordability and land use, Austin is facing several issues that many other large cities have already tackled. Attend this session to hear stories and the lessons learned from the national officials who have "been there and done that" and how we may be able to implement their ideas in our own community.

  • Marilyn Strickland, President & CEO, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Jonathan Weinhagen, President & CEO, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Matt Wiltshire, Chief Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs Officer, Nashville Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency
  • Steven Pedigo, Director, LBJ Urban Lab, University of Texas at Austin (moderator)

Real Estate's Technology Boom
Want to learn more about the latest technology that's making development and construction easier and more efficient than ever? Our panel of experts will share and discuss how the latest innovations in virtual and augmented reality, unmanned aerial vehicles, rendering and animation are transforming the industry. They'll also share how you can help develop a culture of innovation and creativity at your own company and among stakeholders.

  • Tristan Garner, Director of Virtual Construction, Ryan Companies
  • Danny Harrington, Vice President, Project Management, Colliers International & President, Skyview Imagery
  • Ben Montgomery, President, Premium Parking
  • John Orfield, Principal, BOKA Powell
  • Emily Cisek, Director of Sales, Integrate Agency

Key Updates from Across the Region
Find out what's happening around the region from key leaders from Cedar Park, Kyle and San Marcos. The panel will share the stories of their communities, including how they attract businesses to their cities, their philosophies on offering economic incentives and what they’re doing at their building development assistance centers to help streamline development.

  • Adriana Cruz, President, Greater San Marcos Partnership
  • Diana Torres, Director of Economic Development, Kyle
  • Ben White, Director of Economic Development, Cedar Park
  • Pamela Madere, Partner, Jackson Walker (moderator)

10:30 – 11 am: Networking/Coffee Break

11 – 11:45 am: Hot Topic Breakout Sessions
Repeat of First Breakout Sessions

Did you have a hard time choosing from the earlier breakout sessions? We're repeating them so you have the chance to attend any of the above sessions you may have missed!

Noon – 1 pm: Economic Forecast Lunch
Spencer Levy, Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE
Get the latest insights into the global, national and local economies from one of the country's leading experts — Spencer Levy. Levy serves as the Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, which is the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. He's regularly quoted in major business publications and frequently is a guest on business television, including Bloomberg, CNBC, PBS and Fox Business. Combining his experience as a lawyer, investment banker and capital markets leader, Levy will dive deep and touch on the economy's impact on all aspects of commercial real estate.


Individual Registration: $225 per member, $325 per nonmember
Includes open seating at the opening breakfast, access to the hot topic breakout sessions and open seating at the economic forecast lunch.

Group Registration for 10 guests: $2,500
Includes open seating at the opening breakfast, access to the hot topic breakout sessions and a reserved table at the economic forecast lunch.

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