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Top 3 Reasons Why Owners Can't Afford to Miss Groundbreak 2019

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Groundbreak, which originated in 2015 as Procore’s National User Conference, reinvents itself again October 8-10 in Phoenix, AZ. For commercial real estate owners, Groundbreak 2019 dares us to redefine operational excellence, applying new strategies to grow asset value, bottom lines, and our vision for success. 

This year’s event features our largest expo hall, exceptional keynotes, and fireside chats––including one with EQ Office’s President and CEO Lisa Picard and Oxford Properties Group President Michael Turner. There are millions of places you could be this October, but here are 3 reasons why owners can’t afford to miss Groundbreak this year.

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From Catalyst 2019: Why Innovation Matters: Past, Present, and Future

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The Human Side of Technology: Catalyst 2019 Keynote by Scott Hartley

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2013 Presidential Innovation Fellow, Author, and Venture Capitalist Scott Hartley explains the origins of his best-selling book, The Fuzzy and the Techie:  Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World in his words “kicking the tires on the technology world, poking holes in the notions we’ve lionized.”

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Honest Buildings + Procore: Accelerating Our Mission and Growth

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July 16, 2019

Today is a huge milestone in the seven-year history of Honest Buildings. We are incredibly excited that Honest Buildings has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Procore, a leader in construction management software. Together, our companies will make up the world’s most complete software platform and application ecosystem for construction, encompassing subcontractors, general contractors, owners, all the way up to investors and lenders. We plan to build and scale faster and more efficiently than ever before to improve the lives of everyone in construction, and everyone that interacts with the built world. You can read the press release here.

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Creating a Culture of Predictable Outcomes: Catalyst 2019 Keynote by Dr. Barbara White Bryson

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In her Catalyst 2019 keynote, author and educator Dr. Barbara White Bryson insists that our industry poised for something bigger than they've ever experienced. For her, only one thing stands between us, predictability.

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The Art of Negotiation: Three Tips

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How do we undertake interactions in a way that allows both parties to look forward to subsequent negotiations and working together? We've gathered our three favorite tips for consistently arriving at successful outcomes without doing damage.

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EQ Office's Lisa Picard Makes the Future of Office Her Purpose | Catalyst 2019 Keynote

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Lisa Picard, President and CEO of EQ Office (manager of Blackstone’s US office real estate portfolio) makes a point of declaring herself an “Accidental CEO.” Her candor, sharp wit, and vision for the future of office owners suggest the opposite. At Catalyst 2019, Picard spoke candidly about what often goes unspoken within commercial real estate office market. Her presentation entitled “Making Work Better Than Home” embraces multiple observations.
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Applying Pressure: When to Lean In, When to Back Off, and How to Know the Difference

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Is anyone completely confident in their ability to apply pressure appropriately, reading situations to know how and whether to proceed? We’re taking another look at the best of Catalyst 2019.  

A diverse panel of real estate executives gathered for a spirited and informative conversation on the art of determining when to lean in, when to back off, and how to tell the difference. If you weren’t there, here are some of what you missed.

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Welcome to Catalyst 2019!

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We're sharing the best of our annual conference Catalyst 2019 over the next few weeks. First up, our CEO & Co-Founder, Riggs Kubiak.

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Catalyst 2019: Something Different

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Honest Buildings hosted our annual Catalyst Conference alongside partner Convene for two days in lower Manhattan in May 2019.

CRETech’s Michael Beckerman eschewed the title emcee in favor of “host.” It was clear that while considerable information sharing and networking was due to happen, this group was looking forward to enjoying some time together. When he said, “we’re going to shut the doors,” attendees knew something special was shortly to unfold.

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