2019 Real Estate Strategies Conference

The future of the workplace

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The 8th annual Marquette University Real Estate Strategies Conference was held on Thursday, September 12, 2019. More than 350 people were in attendance to explore the theme, “The Future of the Workplace.” The day kicked off with a riveting panel exploring ideas around how workplaces are changing, the best workplace setup to support productivity, how co-working is growing and what that means for how people work, how investors should think about both amenities and services that are offered through their properties, and how buildings are being developed to help with the future of the workplace. Following the panel, Pat Goepel presented on how technology, data, and artificial intelligence are being used to measure how companies are using space and where they can find efficiencies. Finally, keynote speaker Mary Ludgin delivered a stellar presentation on the state of the market from Heitman’s perspective ($43bn in AUM) and what trends they’re seeing around the future of the workplace.

Conference program

Save the date: The 9th annual Marquette University Real Estate Strategies Conference will be held on Thursday, September 10th, 2020


Featured Presentations

Mary Ludgin

Keynote: Mary Ludgin, Senior Managing Director & Head of Global Research, Heitman

Pat Goepel

Pat Goepel, Chief Executive Officer, Asure Software

Panel: The Future of the Workplace

Panelist photos


Bonus Content

Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross and Director Andy Hunt were interviewed by the MKE Forward Podcast (via Colliers Milwaukee) on the topic of productivity in open office environments. Here’s a description of their podcast:

  • Open Office: A Complete Failure?
  • September 12, 2019
  • As companies and organizations look at their workplaces, more and more are looking at their space through a strategic lens, seeking to improve productivity, collaboration and even culture. As a result, the prevalence of open office concepts has increased across the globe. But, do they work? Are open workplaces increasing worker productivity and collaboration? Tune in to hear from Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross and Andy Hunt from Marquette University’s Center for Real Estate, as they discuss the research and findings of renowned economists from around the world.
  • Listen on Stitcher (link: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/colliers/mke-forward-powered-by-colliers)

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Wintrust and BMO logos

Gold Sponsors

 Gold sponsors

Blue Sponsors

  • Colliers
  • First Weber Realtors
  • Mandel Group, Inc.
  • Ogden & Company
  • von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Table Sponsors

Alpha Capital CRE

Capitol Seniors Housing

Ceres Partners

Cobalt Partners LLC

Cushman & Wakefield | The BOERKE Company

Davis|Kuelthau, s.c.

First American Title

FORE Investment Group

Founders 3 Real Estate Services


Kelmann Restoration

MLG Capital

Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

Northwestern Mutual Real Estate

Royal Capital Group