2019 LEAP Event Agenda

8:00 am –   9:00 am

60 mins

In-person Q2 HOOPP Sustainability Committee Meeting (20 people)

9:00 am – 10:00 am

60 mins

Attendee Arrival, Coffee and Networking

10:00 am – 10:15 am

15 mins

Welcome & Opening Remarks

·       Welcome: Derek Billsman

·       Opening remarks and keynote introduction: Stephen Taylor


10:15 am – 11:15 am

60 mins

Keynote: Finding New Opportunities Through PropTech


·       Speaker: Zak Schwarzman, Partner, METAPROP  


Emerging trends in property technologies and how can they be used to improve sustainability and financial performance - resource efficiency, operational excellence, peak power management, clean energy generation, energy storage, tenant engagement, etc.


11:15 am – 11:35 am

20 mins

TED Talk: Practical Energy / Resource Efficiency Solutions

·       Introduction: Carrie Gurza

·       Speaker: Matt Zipchen, President, Efficiency Capital


A model to design, invest, install, manage and insure building energy upgrades – scalable portfolio approach with proven returns to optimize energy efficiency in assets

through capital upgrades, technology and management practices.


11:35 am – 11:45 am

10 mins


11:45 am –12:45 pm

60 mins

Panel: Embedding Sustainability in the Asset Management Cycle

·       Moderator: Tony Pringle (Quinn & Partners)

·       Panelists:

o   Marcus Meijer, CEO, Meyer Bergman

o   Justin Travlos, Country Team Head, UK, Global Head of Sustainability, AXA Real Estate Investment Managers

o   Theresa Warnaar, Senior Vice President, Retail, Kingsett Capital


A discussion on the systematic process for incorporating sustainability into asset repositioning, capital planning, day to day operations and maintenance. Discuss how asset and property managers can identify and communicate the value of these investments and the support that is needed from property owners and capital allocation and oversight processes.


12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

45 mins


1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

15 mins

Afternoon Session: Welcome Back


·       Morning recap and introduction: Jen Allard

·       Opening remarks for afternoon: Jeff Wendling

1:45 pm –
2:05 pm

20 mins

TED Talk: Aiming Higher on Waste Management


·       Introduction: Nic Aaviku

·       Speaker: David Rachelson, Vice President of Sustainability, Rubicon Global


Waste management is an ongoing challenge in real estate due to varying and changing waste collection rules between haulers and regions, and tenants with different requirements. Waste regulations and costs are also becoming more challenging, but there are ways to monetize waste streams. We are looking to discuss ways that property managers can overcome these challenges and reduce the waste hauling costs.


2:05 pm – 3:20 pm

75 mins

LEAP Forward Pitches


·       Introduction and MC: Lynton Lewis

·       Judging panel: Chris Holtved, Lisa Lafave, Nick Macrae, Derek Billsman


3:20 pm –
3:35 pm

15 mins

Networking Break

3:35 pm – 3:55 pm

20 mins

TED Talk: Smart Buildings


·       Introduction: Yilin Gao

·       Speaker: Casey Witkowicz, President & CEO RYCOM Corporation


Profile of a smart building technology that is commercially available now to improve sustainability and financial performance and how should it be deployed to maximize its value (e.g., are there assets where smart buildings technology makes sense/ doesn’t make sense? How does it need to be managed to ensure it is delivering business value? How is it changing the skill sets and needs of building operators?)


3:55 pm – 4:05 pm

10 mins

Conference Closing Remarks


·       Nick Macrae


4:05 pm – 4:45 pm

40 mins

Awards Reception

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

60 mins

LEAP Awards Presentation & Reception


·       Opening of Awards presentation: Derek Billsman

·       Welcome & remarks: Jim Keohane

·       Presentation of awards: Lisa Lafave

·       LEAP Forward winner announcement: Chris Holtved

·       Hall of fame presentation: Lisa Lafave

·       Closing remarks: Stephen Taylor


5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

75 mins

Reception (continued)