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NE Chapter of CoreNet Global 2/27/19 Ed. Event: "Top Leasing Trends in Boston"
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 to Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Venue: Atlantic Wharf  Boston, MA United States 
This event has been cancelled.

Due to last minute conflicts with our panelists, our February 27th “Top Trends in Leasing” education event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this exciting topic in the near future.



Top Leasing Trends in Boston



Join us for an interactive discussion on hot leasing trends that are impacting lease negotiations for tenants, landlords, brokers, architects and attorneys.

Our panel of experts will discuss multiple topics so that you can understand the issues and negotiate successfully! 


Top issues include:

  • The office footprint is shrinking
  • Leasing Office Space vs Leasing Coworking space, understanding the difference
  • Legalization of Marijuana, it’s coming to an office near you!
  • Key amenities that area tenants are seeking
  • Responding to personal health, do you need a WELL Building?
  • Plus, any topics you want to ask the panel about!



Jack Burns, Managing Principal, Global Portfolio Solutions, Cresa

Jack is a leader in both the Boston office and within Cresa’s Global Portfolio Solutions Group (GPS). He is committed to empowering his clients to make informed decisions, ensuring their real estate strategy supports their overall business objectives. Jack applies a holistic understanding of both the real estate and architecture/engineering/construction industries—built over three decades of experience—to helping Cresa’s global clients optimize their portfolios



Kevin Heffernan, AVP, Director of Transactions, Liberty Mutual

Kevin is the Assistant Vice President, Director of Transactions at Liberty Mutual Group in Boston.  Liberty Mutual is a Fortune 100 Company with ~$40B in revenue. He is responsible for the leased portfolio that includes 450 domestic locations and over 5 million square feet of space.  His Transaction group typically manages 150 active projects and negotiates over 1m square feet of office space per year. Kevin works with business managers in developing strategic plans for space acquisition and disposition and he implements real estate solutions that meet the business needs at the lowest price.  He is an active participant in the Corporate Emergency Response Team and he leads the real estate requirements for business acquisitions and for all large international requirements.  He is currently on the CoreNet New England Board of Directors, Secretary and the liaison for the Membership Committee. Kevin received his BA from St. Anselm College and has an MCR from CoreNet.


Cynthia Keliher, Partner, McCarter & English

Cynthia B. Keliher, (Immediate Past President) - Public and private real estate developers, owners, and landlords and tenants seek out Cynthia Keliher for her leadership in the New England commercial real estate market. Whether assisting clients with leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, or other real estate needs,Cynthia finds ways to close the transaction while meeting the clients’ business objectives. She helps clients address a full range of commercial real estate matters, including those concerning leasing, financing, zoning, development, permitting, tax abatement, foreclosures and loan workouts and commercial and residential condominiums. Co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, Cynthia focuses a great deal of her practice on leasing, representing landlords and tenants in complex ground, retail, office and data center leases. Significant representations include representing: (a) a public authority concerning a Boston convention center hotel development project; (b) a large technology company in negotiating its Cambridge, Massachusetts headquarters lease and in advising on the company’s global leasing portfolio; and (c) a university regarding a ground lease and the permitting and construction of a state of the art boathouse.



Deke Schultze, Principal/Regional Director - New England at Rubenstein Partners.

Deke is a senior executive at Rubenstein Partners and a real estate private equity fund manager, responsible for the firm’s investment activities in the New England region. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to Rubenstein Partners, Deke worked at Clarion Partners for ten years in various senior management roles encompassing property management, asset management and acquisitions.  He graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts and received his MBA from Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Deke is a member of NAIOP, ULI, CoreNet, USGBC, the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board’s Real Estate Finance Association.


Date and Time:

February 27, 2019

7:30am to 9:30am



Atlantic Wharf

290 Congress Street

Boston, MA



End User Member: Free 
End User Non-Member: $75
End User Talent in Transition: Free
Service Provider Member: $65
Service Provider Non-Member: $85
Service Provider Talent in Transition: $25



Registration Deadline February 22, 2019
Additional $20 after the deadline.


Please pre-register to assist us in meeting planning and for building security. Attendees must be cleared at the security desk to gain access to the event venue.


Capacity: 100


Please contact Debbie Crooks with any questions, or call (508) 454-5020.


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