Expanding Knowledge 2015: Educating To Improve Profitability
Retailers and commercial tenants from across the country sent their lease administration teams to our 2015 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The conference, themed Educating to Improve Profitability, drew nearly 500 real estate lease professionals to the Orlando World Center Marriott for three days of learning, networking, and celebrating the our 20th anniversary.
A guest speaker surprised attendees with "lots of doubletalk," as a “leading industry spokesperson" took the stage as the conference kickoff speaker. It turned out to be Durwood Fincher–the famed "Mr. Doubletalk"–who tried to make sense of the complicated world of real estate lease management. Here are a few of his interviews with NRTA participants. https://youtu.be/Cx3IEXViE88
Our continual focus is to improve efficiency within the areas of lease management and maximize the cost recovery skills of commercial and retail tenants who manage commercial lease portfolios. To that end, the 2015 conference curriculum included 52 courses and 14 small group discussion sessions presented by leading experts in real estate legal, occupancy cost, lease administration, professional development, office tenant practices, and real estate management. Conference attendees and presenters included Real Estate VPs; Controllers; Directors/Managers; Lease Administrators; Lease Accountants; Real Estate Attorneys; Paralegals; Property Managers; Real Estate Deal Makers; and Franchisees.
The conference also offered a two-day showcase that featured several resource and service companies representing some of the best software technology, tax consulting, lease abstracting, and lease auditing services available to the real estate management industry. This low-keyed exchange allowed attendees to interact with exhibitors in a high-value information sharing environment.