Please note: face coverings will be mandatory while indoors during the event
Reserve October 6th for a stimulating program and tour of the soon to be opened Dayton’s Project. This unique IFMA MSP event is your occasion to learn from the project’s developer, designer, builder, and property manager. Each panelist will share their perspective on the project’s vision, process, results, and lessons learned.
Be one of the first to experience the completely reimaged 1902 Dayton’s building, a one-of-a-kind office, retail, and entertainment space in Minnesota. The transformation of this 12-story, 1,200,000 SF, landmark building is inspirational in its scope, location, and detail.
Entering from 8th street, you will be welcomed by a beautiful mix of visual history and the future of downtown. After hearing from our panelist, you will have an opportunity to join a guided tour beginning in the generous lobby, with views below to the food hall and up to the skyway level. On floors 5 and 6 you will tour modern, ready-to-move-in office suites ranging from 5,500 SF – 30,500 SF that take advantage of generous views and daylight.
Our tour will culminate on the amenity rich 7th floor. Here, a thoughtful variety of spaces have been created for exclusively for the office tenants to accommodate activities that range from heads down work, to resetting in well-equipped gym, to finishing the day meeting with several colleague to share an idea. Before heading home, plan to linger in the beautifully appointed lounge or on the breathtaking roof terrace with your friends and colleagues.
This program will address aspects of the following IFMA Core Competencies: Leadership & Strategy, Real Estate & Property Management, Project Management, and Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability.
Meet Our Panel:
Don Kohlenberger – Hightower Initiatives, Developer
Steve Bierenger – Gensler, Architect
Mike Beer – Gardner Builders, General Contractor
Hans Okerstrom – Transwestern, Director of Property Management
Date: Wednesday, October 6
700 Nicollet Mall
8th Avenue Entrance
Minneapolis, MN 55402
2:45 – 3:15pm: Registration & Networking
3:15 – 3:30pm: Chapter Announcements
3:30 – 4:30pm: Program / Questions
4:30 – 5:00pm: Tours
5:00 – 6:00pm: Networking in the Winter Lounge and on the Summer Terrace
Parking is available at the Park & Shop Parking Garage at listed rates. Parking fees are NOT included in your registration.
Registration: Registration for this event is now closed.
Please note when registering: Face coverings will be required indoors, masks on the Summer Terrace will be optional.
IFMA Members: $20
Late/Walk-In Registration & Cancellation Policy:
A $10 late/walk-in fee will be applied and charged for any member or non-member who registers within 5 days of the event.Written request for cancellations/refunds must be received 24 hours prior to the event. Cancellations made after the 24-hour deadline or day of the event will not be honored.
Thank you to everyone that took the time to take our survey regarding an IFMA MSP Chapter viewing party for IFMA World Workplace later this month. The overall feedback was positive, and leadership has elected to move forward an offer this opportunity for Chapter members to attend the viewing party for free!
We’d like to first extend a big thank you to our sponsors for this event!
Below are details about the viewing party and how to get registered. While registration is free, we do ask that you complete the online form so we can have an accurate headcount for the event.
Date: Tuesday, October 26
1890 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
7:00 am – 4:00 pm CT
Click here to view the virtual agenda
Please note there are concurrent sessions held throughout the day. Registered attendees will be survey prior to 10/26 to determine the final classes selected.
Join us after for happy hour at Iron Ranger!
1085 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
Click here for a locational map, the entrance to use is highlighted in red. Parking is highlighted in yellow, any available parking space can be used.
Registration: Click here to get registered today!
This event is limited to IFMA MSP members only.
*A light breakfast and boxed lunch included!
IFMA MSP Members: FREE!
The impact COVID has had on everything from the economy to schooling to interpersonal dynamics means that the employee returning to work will be vastly different from the employee that left the office 2020. Each individual will be bringing his or her emotional, irrational, confirmation-biased selves back into the workplace and will need to be provided data-based truth to feel secure. This IFMA MSP Chapter virtual session with Vik Bangia CEO of Minneapolis-based corporate real estate strategy & operations consulting firm Verum Consulting and Eva Kovac of Wellness technology firm 24alife will discuss the challenges and opportunities in creating a post-Covid workplace that recognizes and appreciates the experiences each employee will bring back to the office. How do you retain your employees in an uncertain environment?
MEET OUR SPEAKERS:
Vik Bangia will discuss how employers can instill confidence in safety, wellness, and hygiene, in returning workers.
He will also highlight remote work strategies and financial and operational considerations for employers to consider for their return-to-the-office strategy.
Eva Kovac, whose company 24alife has developed an industry-changing workplace wellness app in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN will discuss the statistical support for wellness in the workplace,
the outcomes a tech-driven solution provides employers and employees alike, and how an employee centric approach positively impacts employee retention, recruiting, and supports employees’ mental health needs.
Date: Tuesday, November 16
Where: Virtually, via Zoom
11:45am – 11:55am: Virtual Networking
11:55am – 12:00pm: Chapter Announcements
12:00pm – 12:50pm: Program
12:50pm – 1:00pm: Q&A
IFMA MSP Members – FREE
Students – FREE
Non-Members – $20.00
Registration: Click here to register!
Zoom Details: Zoom access details for the program will be sent to all registered attendees the morning of the presentation.
Wellness is now at the forefront of our return-to-work discussion. Biophilic Design is known to be a significant contributing factor to wellness in the workplace. Live (and artificial) plants are an effective, efficient, and relatively inexpensive way to include Biophilic Design in your workplace, increasing both mental and physical wellness for those who occupy the space. Planscape will discuss what you can do and answer your “plant-based” questions.
Plantscape has been at the forefront of plant sales and leasing in the Twin Cities since 1974. From potted live plants in a Minneapolis/St Paul office lobby, to hundreds of custom 20-foot artificial trees at a theme park across the ocean, Plantscape, Inc and its sister companies, Commercial Silk International and CSI wall panels can provide any greenery solution for you – the only limit is your imagination. Alex Wilson came to Plantscape/Commercial Silk in 2019. Originally focused on our legacy business-local liv-plant sales, leasing and service, as well as artificial plant sales, Alex is now focusing on our newest product line – Biophilic Integrations. Alex has earned a WELL-AP certification, which he uses to help clients understand a holistic approach to wellness within the build environment.
Please email Rhonda.Small@rsparch.com any questions you would like to see at the next Roundtable.
Date: Wednesday, December 8
Time: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom (please see link below)
Meeting ID: 923 0164 3342
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Did you know that on any given day the Mall of America is one of Minnesota’s largest “Cities” and somehow it is always a comfortable 70 degrees which happens to be the perfect weather for over 30,000 live plants and trees? VP of Operations, Tom Rabiola and Maintenance Manager, John Schouveller will lead a short panel discussion including a brief history of the MOA, some fun facts, upcoming changes and projects and maybe even some interesting points of view from a Facility Manager perspective. Following the discussion, we will go on a 90 minute “Underground” tour of the Mall of America to understand how it really functions and why you never really see the cleaning crews but somehow it is always clean. And what about those skylights over Nickelodeon Universe . . . how important are they to the MOA. Join us to find out this and more!
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
3:00 – 3:30pm: Networking and Chapter Announcements
3:30 – 4:00pm: Panel Discussion
Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
Registration will be set up at the The Lounge at MOA, Level 2 North
Parking is free at the Mall of America, and there is a parking lot across the street on Lindau Avenue from the North entrance into the mall. Please click here to view the full parking map.
$20 – IFMA MSP Members
$40 – Non-Members
FREE – Students
At this time, online registration is closed for this event. You may register onsite starting at 3:00pm.