2023 SUMMIT SCHEDULE
DAY 1 SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2023
7:50am — 11:00am
Luxury Living at Cardinal District - Off Site Experience!
Join us at 7:50 am in the lobby of the Residence Inn / Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Downtown. We’re chartering a journey to the Valley of the Sun’s most vibrant and rapidly evolving area. The main attraction? A brand-new masterplan of a multifamily city of 1,500 units in development, all in one location that makes everyday living feel like an endless vacation.
Go behind the scenes with the property owner, construction team, and visionaries behind this one-of-a-kind development. Take a look at the vision of this development at the center of it all. Spanning 9 parcels with dedicated open area experiences, the tallest towers being proposed in Arizona captures the 360 degree views of the Arizona valley.
As we make our way to the property, you’ll get networking time with top executives. Feel the energy of the impressive Arizona Cardinals Stadium, still radiating the excitement of the 2023 Super Bowl, and State Farm Stadium, the chosen launchpad for Taylor Swift’s world tours. Remember when this city temporarily morphed into “Swift City”? Yep, that happened here.
Adding to the unique landscape, next to our tour site, the luxurious VAI Resort is being built, promising a five-acre swimming oasis, a two-story nightclub, a dedicated party island, high-end dining experiences, a state-of-the-art stage hosting live performances twice a week, a wellness spa, fitness center, and so much more.
This property is set to attract travelers from all around the globe, VAI Resort showcases one of the largest 360-degree immersive concert venues in the world designed by TAIT. Concert goers will have the unique opportunity to experience the shows directly from their own private luxury hotel room balconies. With over 170 stage-facing hotel room suites, guests will be able to experience incredible shows like never before.
You can see why this property tour is a can’t-miss opportunity!
This thrilling off-site experience is included in ALL registrations at no extra charge. All you need to do is RSVP to secure your place on the bus. Gear up for a property tour that’s beyond the ordinary!
Dress code for this experience is casual as we will be on an active development site. Make sure to wear close-toed shoes and light clothing as it will be warm in Phoenix!
The buses will drop us back off in plenty of time to freshen up and grab lunch before registration begins at the venue at 1:15 pm.
There are all kinds of great restaurants around the hotel and the venue to grab lunch before checking in.
1:15pm — 1:55pm
Registration and Check-In
Registration and Event Address: 245 E Jackson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
^^^ This is where you’ll spend the rest of your day so show up on time, come dressed to impress and be ready to meet and greet your new industry best friends.
You are welcome to eat lunch prior to arriving, but we will have light appetizers and hors d'oeuvres available during registration. We will provide dinner and drinks during the evening.
Check-in will be in the lobby of the venue where you’ll be required to show your QR code to gain entry. Don’t fret if you don’t have that QR code yet, because no one does. 🙂 Codes will be provided to paid attendees prior to the event via text message and/or email.
We can’t wait to see you!
Dress code for the remainder of the day is anything from business to cocktail to glam. Many photos will be taken and you’ll be networking with amazing industry executives so keep that in mind! Having said that, there’s no judgment if you want to pair your sequin dress with your Nikes. 🙂
2:00 — 3:00pm
Igniting Potential: Empowering Success at the Multifamily Women® Summit
This is where we will set the stage for an unforgettable experience.
Show up prepared to spend the day with Multifamily professionals from across the country who are trailblazers in their respective fields. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain insights from industry visionaries, and exchange ideas that will revolutionize the way we approach multifamily operations and investments.
This immersive event will foster an environment of collaboration, where networking becomes a catalyst for growth and innovation. Discover untapped opportunities, forge strategic alliances, and build relationships that will propel your organization to new heights.
With a diverse lineup of speakers, topics, and cutting-edge conversations, the Multifamily Women® Summit is a game-changer for the industry. Together, we will redefine the future of multifamily living, incorporating the latest technologies, sustainable practices, and customer-centric approaches that will shape the way we create thriving communities.
3:00 — 4:00pm
Commanding Presence - Embrace Your Power and Influence
In our dynamic world, it’s not just about being present – it’s about owning the room! Whether it’s a boardroom meeting, an industry conference, a speaking engagement, or even a simple interaction at your local grocery store, we want to help you make a powerful impact. This session promises to arm you with the tools, tips, and techniques to command respect and make your presence felt, without even uttering a word!
At times, amidst the hustle and bustle of our lives, we tend to sideline self-care, thereby compromising our inner peace and vitality. The session emphasizes the significance of self-care and offers strategies to balance the demands of your hectic schedules while ensuring your well-being. We aim to help you feel not just good, but great on the inside, enabling you to be the best version of yourself for your companies, your teams, and most importantly, for you.
4:00 — 5:00pm
Neural Pathways to Success: Enlightened Leadership and Personal Growth Strategies
Join us for this highly enlightening session where we will be learning from a distinguished former Disney HR director, who is also a certified neuroscientist. This uniquely talented professional will share her deep insights on not only how to effectively lead teams and companies but also the necessary steps that individuals need to take to foster their personal growth and create the neural pathways for success.
This session will shed light on the most effective leadership strategies gleaned from our speaker’s vast experience at Disney, one of the world’s leading multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerates. The lessons will revolve around motivating diverse teams, fostering creativity, maintaining a positive organizational culture, and driving operational excellence.
You will learn about the fascinating interplay between neuroscience and leadership. Discover how understanding the workings of the brain can help us become better leaders, how our actions and decisions affect the neurochemistry of our teams, and the neuroscience-backed strategies to improve decision-making, problem-solving, and stress management abilities.
5:00 — 6:30pm
Sunset Social: Cocktails, Dinner, and the Best Networking Conversations
As we transition into the evening, prepare for an elevated experience filled with lively networking that fuels engaging conversations, a picturesque setting perfect for photos, a gourmet dinner to satisfy your culinary cravings, and the priceless warmth of genuine camaraderie.
We’ll have great music, incredible food, refreshing drinks, and invigorating lawn games designed to stimulate fun and competition, all set within a breathtaking venue where each corner lends itself to a perfect selfie moment.
Use this time to connect with our Multifamily Women® platform sponsors to find out how they’re helping propel the industry forward with innovative solutions.
And don’t forget to capture these special moments with our on-site professional photographer, ensuring your mementos from this splendid gathering remain as vibrant and heartwarming as the experience itself.
DAY 2 SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2023
8:30 — 9:00am
Doors Open & Opening Remarks
8:30 am – Doors to the Venue Open. Please arrive on time to get the best seats! There are many great restaurants in the area to grab a breakfast bite before the doors open.
8:50 am – Be in your seats!
8:55 am – Opening Remarks and Introductions
Dress Code for the Day: Business Casual is perfect for today. The amazing networking will continue throughout the day, you’ll have chances to talk to the speakers, and of course plenty of photos will be taken throughout the day. Dress for success!
9:00 — 9:30am
Transform Your Workforce into a Talent Powerhouse and Recruiting Challenges Disappear
The cost of high turnover is too high, and you’re tired of paying it. Do you feel stuck in a revolving door of hires and exits? Break the cycle now.
Transform your team into a powerhouse that’s always ready to conquer the challenges ahead. Join us and unlock the true potential of your workforce. No more ‘good enough’ – let’s strive for greatness.
In this interactive session, we’ll address the pressing challenges of bridging the skills gap and evolving roles in your operations. Are you grappling with high turnover rates that burden your onboarding and HR departments? Let’s work through these issues together, share experiences, and brainstorm solutions.
This isn’t a lecture, it’s an opportunity for real-time problem solving. Let’s leverage our collective insights and experiences to drive innovation and progress in our industry. Your voice matters, and your contributions can help us all grow.
9:30 — 10:00am
Beyond the Frontlines: Winning Strategies for Multifamily Property Takeovers
Join us for an in-depth exploration of the dynamics, risks, and opportunities that surround property transitions and takeovers in the multifamily sector, an increasingly prevalent event in today’s shifting market landscape.
The multifamily sector is on the cusp of a new era dominated by property transitions – will you be a frontrunner or a follower? Arm yourself with the latest strategies to manage the multifaceted impacts of takeovers, ensuring your business not just survives, but leads in the upcoming surge of mergers, acquisitions, and management changes. This is your ticket to a future-proof multifamily portfolio.
This session will delve into the intricacies of taking ownership of a new property, overseeing a property on behalf of another owner, and managing new properties, each scenario presenting its unique challenges and opportunities.
Throughout this transformative process, multiple facets are deeply impacted, from the lives of people who inhabit and work within these properties, to the physical buildings themselves, and the tech infrastructure that keeps them running smoothly.
Being at the helm of such transitions not only requires robust due diligence to create and protect multifamily wealth but also a deft handling of corporate culture, to ensure continuity, efficiency, and high employee morale.
This session is designed to offer you insights into these aspects and arm you with effective strategies to thrive in this complex environment. Whether you are directly involved in the property takeover process, are anticipating such a change, or simply keen to understand the evolving industry trends, this session will be an indispensable resource.
In a market teeming with mergers, acquisitions, and property takeovers, staying ahead of the curve is more critical than ever.
10:00 — 10:15am
Quick Networking Break
Grab some coffee, tea, or water and take a quick break before we dive back in! Use this opportunity to continue networking and building relationships.
10:15 — 10:45am
Navigating the Tech Terrain: Streamlining Technology Integration for Multifamily Success
Welcome to “Navigating the Tech Terrain,” a comprehensive session specially designed for executives, vice presidents, and marketing and tech enthusiasts in the multifamily industry who manage national apartment portfolios. This session is dedicated to empowering you to effectively integrate advanced technologies into your multifamily companies while mitigating the overwhelm of rapid tech evolution.
Technology can be a game-changer, but its fast-paced nature can be a hurdle for executives who are racing against time. With so many products introduced at breakneck speed, it can be challenging to evaluate and organize these technologies, let alone master them beyond a sales context.
Recognizing these challenges, we aim to equip you with practical tips and firsthand insights into successful technology adoption, change management, and cultivating a culture of innovation. You will have the chance to delve into compelling case studies showcasing the best practices for evaluating, implementing, and upgrading technology without disrupting your core operations.
This session is about more than just imparting knowledge – it’s about fostering a collaborative space for shared learning. You will have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the collective intellect of multifamily industry pioneers, our Multifamily Innovation Council Members, fellow attendees, and expert speakers.
Join us to demystify the complexity of technology integration and develop a deeper understanding of these systems before, during, and after the sale. This collaborative approach ensures you walk away with actionable insights to solve critical business issues, all while creating smoother technology implementations for your business.
Gear up for a transformative journey through the terrain of technology and innovation at the Multifamily Women Summit!
10:45 — 11:15am
The Swift Shift: Outpace Change by Mastering Turnarounds for the Multifamily Market
As the multifamily industry steps into an era of evolving market trends, it stands at a significant crossroads. This session at the Multifamily Women Summit aims to empower our attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to confidently face these transitions.
The multifamily landscape has been reshaped by a blend of key market trends – escalating interest rates, an influx of new properties, and the maturation of a high volume of loans. This unique juncture is prompting buyers and sellers alike to recalibrate their strategies to decipher the revised market pricing reality.
More than merely understanding these shifts, our session focuses on helping you develop proven strategies to maximize your property’s revenue amidst declining rental demand. We will deliver practical, budget-friendly advice for improving resident retention and enhancing your financial performance.
In this dynamic session, you will not only keep abreast of current market trends but also learn to effectively leverage these insights to your advantage. Embark on this journey with us to master the multifamily market dynamics and shape the future of the multifamily sector. This is an invaluable opportunity to expand your horizon and boost your bottom line.
11:15 — 11:45am
Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: Thriving in Recessionary Times
In an economic downturn, challenges can feel overwhelming. But what if we could turn these challenges into opportunities? Our session, “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: Surviving Recessionary Times in Multifamily Real Estate,” is designed to do just that. Aimed at executives, vice presidents, and portfolio managers in the multifamily real estate sector, this session is about resilience, innovation, and seizing opportunities even in adversity.
We’ll break down the intricacies of risk management during recessionary times, spotlighting unique factors that influence multifamily portfolios. We won’t just talk about safeguarding your investments; we’ll share pioneering strategies and best practices to turn market challenges into profitable opportunities.
We recognize that our residents, the heart of the multifamily sector, might also face their own challenges during these times. We’ll discuss how we can turn these challenges into opportunities to strengthen relationships, build trust, and improve resident retention. Our expert speakers will explore dynamic strategies for effective communication, understanding and meeting residents’ needs, and nurturing a supportive community.
While we will touch upon the role of technology in managing your portfolio, our focus remains on transforming adversity into advantage in tough market conditions, creating a win-win situation for residents, investors, and your business.
Through interactive discussions with peers, Multifamily Innovation Council members, and seasoned industry professionals, you’ll learn from diverse experiences and share your own insights. Together, we will tap into the collective intelligence of the multifamily real estate community to create solutions, drive innovation, and seize opportunities.
Join us in this empowering session to discover how to transform challenges into opportunities and thrive in any economic climate in the multifamily real estate industry.
12:00 — 1:30pm
Lunch & Networking
Lunch will be served in the main event space so we invite you to enjoy this time to continue to connect with each other and the speakers.
1:30 — 2:00pm
The Art of Leading Innovation: Mastering Tech Adoption in Multifamily Organizations
In an ever-evolving world of technology, staying at the forefront of innovation is no longer a choice but a necessity for multifamily executives. Our session, “The Art of Leading Innovation: Mastering Tech Adoption in Multifamily Organizations,” is designed with this need in mind.
We understand that multifamily executives, vice presidents, marketing, and technology enthusiasts, running national apartment portfolios, face the dual challenge of grasping the complexity of emerging technologies and integrating them effectively into their business operations. Equally, they must do this without overwhelming their teams and while battling against the clock, given the relentless pace of technological advancement.
This session will equip you with the strategies to foster a culture of innovation and creative thinking within your organization. We will delve into techniques for encouraging risk-taking and collaboration, which are essential for staying agile and competitive in the dynamic multifamily industry.
But that’s not all – we will also tackle the issue of understanding technology beyond sales pitches. Our unique approach brings together insights from a diverse array of sources, including the attendees, Multifamily Innovation Council Members, and expert speakers.
We aim to offer a rich, holistic understanding of the technologies that you are considering for your company, ensuring that you are well-informed before, during, and after the sales process. This collective intelligence will facilitate smoother technology implementations and empower you to navigate the tech landscape with confidence.
Join us as we navigate the multifaceted tech environment together, laying the foundation for innovative and forward-thinking multifamily organizations. Because when it comes to leading the change, understanding the intricacies of innovation makes all the difference.
2:00 — 2:30pm
Navigating the AI Maze: Empowering Multifamily Innovation
In an era dominated by digital transformation, understanding and integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is more than just a competitive edge – it’s an operational necessity. This session, “Navigating the AI Maze: Empowering Multifamily Operations Through Centralization and Innovation,” delves deep into the dynamic role of AI in the multifamily industry, focusing specifically on the transformative potential of AI solutions like ChatGPT.
We will unpack how AI can streamline business processes, boost operational efficiency, and enhance tenant experiences, all while fostering a more centralized approach to multifamily management. For busy executives grappling with a rapidly evolving tech landscape, this session will provide a comprehensive, non-sales oriented overview of these complex technologies, outlining their benefits and potential applications.
Recognizing that the path to technology adoption can be a rocky road, this session is designed to guide attendees towards successful and smooth technology implementations. Experts will share their experiences and insights, and engage in a dynamic, interactive dialogue with attendees, Multifamily Innovation Council Members, and other expert speakers.
You will walk away with a deeper understanding of AI’s potential, equipped with the knowledge and confidence to integrate these technologies into your business operations effectively. Gain invaluable insights that go beyond the sales pitch and align directly with your strategic objectives. This session is not just about learning – it’s about empowering your multifamily business operations to thrive in the digital age.
2:30 — 3:15pm
Building Tomorrow's Cities: A Conversation with Former Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs on Urban Transformation and its Impact on Multifamily Housing
Join us for a transformative conversation with Elaine Scruggs, the visionary former Mayor of Glendale, Arizona, at the Multifamily Women® Summit. For twenty pivotal years, Scruggs steered Glendale’s transformation from a semi-rural community to a vibrant, bustling city, all while maintaining a keen focus on quality residential development. In this exclusive interview, she will share her invaluable insights on fostering sustainable growth, the interplay between urban planning and residential appeal, and the lasting impact of strategic decisions on a city’s
This session promises to be a treasure trove of knowledge for apartment executives. Discover how Scruggs navigated the pressures of urban growth, strategically leveraged transportation infrastructure, and attracted key institutions to stimulate residential demand. Hear firsthand how she rejected low-quality developments in favor of long-term city benefits and the lessons she’s learned about managing increasing demand for diverse housing.
Moreover, gain understanding from Scruggs on how crucial amenities and institutions, such as sports stadiums and universities, can boost the desirability of apartment communities, and how you can leverage these features to attract and retain residents. She’ll also address how to balance the need for both market-rate and affordable housing, a challenge faced by many in our industry.
Finally, Scruggs will explore the future of city development, with special attention to transportation’s role, and provide guidance on collaborating with city officials for mutual benefits. This session is a rare opportunity to learn from a leader who has expertly navigated the challenges of urban development, and has tangible wisdom to share. Don’t miss your chance to gather insights that could shape the future of your properties and the cities they’re a part of.
3:15 — 4:30pm
Cocktails & Networking
Connect with industry leaders over a drink and good conversation before you head off to your own private dinners in downtown Phoenix!