What will the office of the future look like and how will it affect commercial real estate?
Densification of space is not just for tech firms anymore. Commercial properties are seeing an increase in densification as law firms, accounting firms, insurance companies, and other traditional offices are aiming to get more people into less square footage. Buildings needs to offer updated amenities to accommodate densification in order to keep up with the competition.
With more and more people working in commercial buildings, property managers must think of creative ways to utilize their space to create building amenities that offer more options for tenants to work and collaborate inside and outside of their office. In addition, they must ensure flexible layouts, versatile furniture, and efficient planning to accommodate the growing needs of their tenants.
Join us at the September Members Lunch to hear panel experts discuss work space office trends, including workplace findings and how furniture helps support the new work environment within the suite, lobby, lounge, and exterior spaces throughout your buildings.
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Meet the Panelists:
Roger Heerema, AIA, Principal, Wright Heerema Architects
As Managing Principal of Wright Heerema Architects, Roger Heerema has a proven track record of designing highly successful buildings and interiors throughout Chicagoland and across the country. His portfolio of award-winning work includes ground-up buildings, build-to-suits, repositioning projects and master plans. He has worked closely with investors and developers for over 30 years with a long-lasting goal of designing outstanding work spaces that excite and impress tenants.
Micah Larmie, Senior Vice President, Midwest Region, Asset Services, Transwestern
As Senior Vice President of Asset Services, Midwest Region, Micah Larmie provides seamless service delivery for Transwestern’s Midwest portfolio of over 19 million square of office, industrial, retail and mixed use assets. Micah Larmie has been active in commercial real estate for more than 16 years. Prior to joining Transwestern in 2014, Micah had extensive experience in operating Class A office, industrial, and mixed use properties, acquisitions and dispositions of assets, development and redevelopment of assets. Micah’s background also includes internal audit experience in the commercial real estate industry.
Jon Runquist II, President, Sonoma Construction (Moderator)
Jon Runquist's commitment to quality construction runs in his blood. He's the fourth generation in his family to pursue a career in the construction industry. Jon received his degree in Construction Management from Michigan State University and has a range of experience managing industrial, commercial, retail ,and multi-unit residential projects. At Sonoma Construction, Jon is personally involved in each and every project, starting with the initial executive management overview of all project costs, construction methods, and financial controls. Lynda Ward, Senior Workplace Transformation Strategist, Haworth Workplace Strategies
Lynda Ward is an established senior organizational and transition management strategist. She has twenty-five plus years of experience with multi-national organizations to increase revenue, reduce costs, accelerate team effectiveness and improve individual performance. Lynda has consulted with Fortune 100 companies and organizations in the technology, education, retail, energy, financial, government and defense industries. She is a recognized thought leader in globalization and economic market change.
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Fees: This event is free to members. Additional guests from a member building require a fee of $40.00. For non-members, the fee is $50.00. No non-member vendors will be admitted. By selecting the "Check" payment choice, we will send you an invoice.
Register: The deadline to register is Monday, September 18 by noon. Please note any food allergies or restrictions.
Attendance: As a professional courtesy, please stay for the entire presentation.
Cancellations: Registrations not cancelled 24 hours in advance of the lunch will be charged.