Opening Keynote Address
Roping Up: The No Barriers Mindset
World-Class Blind Adventurer
Through Erik’s groundbreaking adventures around the world, he has explored and defined what it means to live a “No Barriers Life,” describing it as a map we build to navigate and to pursue a life that matters. Central to this journey is a mindset to continually challenge ourselves to grow and evolve – in Erik’s words, to “climb” while others “camp.”
Erik describes the key components for shattering barriers and pioneering possibilities, which start with a powerful “Vision” to guide us and a “Reach into the darkness.” By relentlessly innovating new systems and approaches along the way, we “Pioneer” our way to solutions. As a blind adventurer who has climbed Mt. Everest and kayaked the Grand Canyon, Erik understands better than most that barriers are real, not merely perceived, and that obstacles encountered can either stop us in our tracks, or we can figure out a way to harness them and propel ourselves to new places that we would never experience.
Erik calls this “Alchemy,” the process of turning lead into gold. “With an alchemist,” he says, “you can throw them in the midst of a fierce competitive environment, strip away their resources, throw roadblocks in front of them, and they'll still find a way to win – not despite adversity, but because of it.”
This journey cannot happen alone. By building a great “Rope Team” that shares our vision we become stronger. The gifts we earn along our journey represent our personal “Summits,” but it is only when we share these gifts with others that we “Elevate” our communities as well as ourselves.
Erik will take audiences on a journey to discover the tools and insights to develop what he calls the “No Barriers Mindset” – the elements it takes for individuals, teams, and organizations to turn into the storm, convert challenges into greatness, and reach for nearly impossible goals.
Monday Afternoon Keynote Address
C-Suite Spotlight - Meet the Moment: Transforming
Your Portfolio to Create Fresh Value
Tod Lickerman, CEO, Cresa (L)
Greg Schementi, President, Cresa (R)
We are living through a uniquely transformational period,
with multiple factors contributing to ongoing uncertainty.
Occupiers across different supply chains are reacting to
negative pressures in different ways, addressing space
and labor constraints to reduce cost and risk, but also
using these rapidly changing times to seize competitive
advantages. A challenging time for sure, but also a unique
opportunity to remake your physical footprint to meet the
needs of today and the future, while creating fresh value for
Gathering information from numerous data sources/
whitepapers, industry experts and corporate real estate
executives, Tod Lickerman and Greg Schementi will clarify
key major trends, while dialing into examples of near, mid
and long-term actions that occupiers are considering now.
Delivering the information from a non-conflicted occupier
perspective, they will discuss how to leverage this moment
to thoughtfully transform your portfolio to enable optimal