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2022 IREI Springboard

October 3 - 5, 2022 | Hutton Hotel | Nashville, TN

IREI Springboard is an exclusive, invitation-only annual gathering of the brightest IREI Springboard leaders in the institutional real estate community. The event is designed as an open forum that serves as a catalyst for mentoring, educating and cultivating leadership skills. IREI Springboard leaders will have the opportunity to learn from the brightest, most trusted minds in the industry. IREI Springboard is an opportunity to recognize the up-and-coming people in your organization – particularly the ones you would select to groom for assuming greater responsibilities in your organization down the road.


The program is cast as a “think-tank” environment, balanced with networking activities designed to help IREI Springboard leaders build career-long relationships with their peers. IREI Springboard leaders have the unique opportunity to have candid discussions with high-caliber mentors through an open forum discussion and peer-to-peer group sessions. The agenda and topics discussed are set by the attendees prior to the event through a food for thought survey, which asks the IREI Springboard leaders which topics and questions they would like to address with their peers and mentors at the forum.


The 2022 IREI Springboard leaders and their firms will be recognized in a feature in our monthly flagship publication covering the Americas in October 2022, as well as distributed through Institutional Real Estate Newsline (IREN), our premium newsfeed, and posted on our website. The editorial piece will also be displayed prominently at Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s VIP Americas 2023 conference.


IREI Springboard is an exclusive invitation by nomination only event. A senior member of an organization must nominate the IREI Springboard leaders for consideration. Please note, nomination does not guarantee invitation to the forum.

Senior members can elect to send new up-and-comers from their firm who have not attended IREI Springboard in the past or can send up-and-comers who have previously attended IREI Springboard.

Firms are welcome to send up to three attendees to the forum per their nominations. An attendee can attend up to a maximum of three IREI Springboard events.

If there is an up-and-comer from your organization that you would like to nominate, please contact John Hunt, Conference Program Manager, at or call +1 925-244-0500 ext. 137.

Registration Information

Investment Managers and others fee:

  • Early Bird Discount (if registered before June 15th): $2,895
  • Regular Rate: $3,295

**Qualified Institutional Investor fee: $1,295

Qualified Institutional Investor & Government Official:

**The Qualified Institutional Investor registration category is reserved for individuals employed by a public, corporate or union pension fund organization, a foundation or endowment, or an insurance company with responsibility for infrastructure investment strategy or decision-making. A government official is defined as a federal, state, local or city-level government employee focused on the policy making, planning, and/or funding/financing of infrastructure projects, as well as legislators and their staff. This definition does not include pension/benefit plan administrators.

IREI reserves the right to review the credentials and employment status of anyone registering for IREI Springboard. If an individual does not meet our criteria for any of the registration categories, we reserve the right to decline registration or enforce an additional registration fee. Registrations are not confirmed until a payment has been received where applicable.


- Marketing/client services/investor relations
- Investors (public, corporate pension funds, endowments, foundations, Taft-Hartley, family offices and sovereign wealth funds)*
- Fund of funds
- Consultants
- Acquisitions
- Portfolio or asset management
- Economist
- Research
- Operations

Due to the high nomination and attendance of marketing, client services and fundraising attendees, we are limiting only 20 seats for this discipline.

TITLE: Associate to director level positions (or their equivalent)

EXPERIENCE: Nominee must have 3 to 10 years’ experience in real estate.

We understand titles and job descriptions vary. Please contact Lucero Jaramillo a at with any questions.


We require attendees to participate in all the sessions and networking activities and to stay for the entire forum. Due to the exclusivity and limited seats for this forum, we cannot accept registrations for individuals who cannot stay for the duration of the event or those who may need to leave early.

  • Agenda

Agenda coming soon…

  • Board/Speakers


Melanie Schiff
Managing Director
ARES Management

Kristin Staffeldt
Associate Portfolio Manager
University of Chicago

Advisory Board:

Carl Boswell
Senior Associate
National Real Estate Advisors

Ian Braverman
Vice President
Harrison Street

Phoebe Joseph
Vice President
Argosy Real Estate

Sayuri Khandavilli
Vice President
Nuveen Real Estate

Josh Roque

  • Hotel & Venue

Hutton Hotel


Nashville, TN


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  • Health and Safety

By registering for this event, you agree fully to adhere to the applicable CDC and local county guidelines (for which the event is being held) while attending.

You are required to take any COVID test (at-home is acceptable) within 48-hours prior to IREI Springboard. Please send your negative results to any time prior to your arrival.

If your negative results have not been received prior to your arrival at the IREI Springboard you will be asked to test onsite. If needed, IREI will provide you with a complimentary COVID self-test.

Please note that if your spouse/significant other is joining you at IREI Springboard, they will also be required to send proof of a negative COVID test.

Anyone who tests positive onsite, or displays COVID like symptoms will not able to attend IREI Springboard.

  • Contact

Jody Barhanovich
Event Coordinator/Registrar or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 190

Lucero Jaramillo
Conference Director or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 130

Speaking Opportunities
John Hunt

Conference Program Manager or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 137

Sponsorship Opportunities
Randy Schein
Conference Sales Manager or +1 212-706-7023

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