Expanding Knowledge 2018

Save the date for Sept. 30th-Oct. 3rd, 2018 

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This year's Expanding Knowledge Conference, held at the Houston Marriott Marquis in Houston, TX is expected to once again attract hundreds of real estate professionals concerned with retail and commercial lease management responsibilities.
If your career is tied to the job of managing your company's square footage, this conference is for you. get the brochure

Highlights and Hot Topics:

  • Changing Face of Retail/Office - an interactive panel with industry leaders
  • Industry Keynote Speaker
  • 'Office Hours' one-on-one discussions
  • Armed Intruder
  • How to Present to the C-Suite


  • Blockchain
  • Cannabis Stores and Leases
  • Office Lease Traps
  • Interactive discussions on Robotics, ADA Compliance, Leadership
  • Small-sized tenant issues such as Catastrophic Events, FASB, Insurance, Global Lease Administration

Conference attendees, download your digital pocket guide.

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Register Today! 

Attendee Registration Member Non-Member
Early Bird  $899 $1,300
As of 7/25 $999 $1,400
As of 8/29 $1,149 $1,450
Note: Any changes after 8/29 $100


Trade Show registration rates may be found here

NRTA Developing Leaders Poolside Kickoff

The NRTA Developing Leaders group will be having a poolside kickoff at this year’s conference in Houston on Tuesday, October 2nd at 4:30 pm, hosted by Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, a Nashville, TN law firm.
We encourage you to RSVP for the poolside kickoff by sending an email to Alex Porter. You may also contact him for more information about the group, which is designed for members who are 35 years or younger or have less than 3 years of experience in the industry. 

Need help to justify your attendance? 

NRTA's Curriculum Committee members developed a new tool to help you justify your attendance through evaluating the potential Return on Investment (ROI) of attending this year’s conference! A simple ROI Calculator helps tie a value to the benefit generated by NRTA conference attendance and allows your employer to see the net return to your company’s bottom line. Go ahead, do your own math! Help your employer with making this go/no-go decision. Simply download, complete, and present.

In addition to the quantifiable ROI, this education forum offers valuable opportunities to network with your peers in retail and corporate real estate and to keep up with the latest trends and best practices in the profession. Be sure to visit our Getting Approval page for more suggestions.

MakeA Difference

This year's Expanding Knowledge Conference will once again feature a community outreach day on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 8:00am-1:00pm. We will be working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston at two different locations. 

Volunteer registration form (direct download)

There are two service locations. Here are the types of services needed at each.

Art Room overhaul
- Clearing of materials   
-Deep cleaning
Front Desk
- Purge Storage Closet
- Organizing books by grade/reading level            
- Sorting and organizing the gym uniforms and equipment
Game Room
- Breakdown of (2) non-working pool tables…may require a roll-off
- Deep cleaning of the room
Kids café
- Deep cleaning and sanitation


- Pressure washing the building
- Gazebo – needs painting and/or add the weather and gloss coating
- Garden – weeding of several areas – approx. (6) people
- Cut the Shrubs – (in front of the outdoor pavilion)
- Trees need to be cut
Purge (2) outdoor sheds
- Some materials will be used, others can be discarded
Front Desk Area
- Deep cleaning
Kids Café
- Deep cleaning
Storage closets (2)
- Clearing and cleaning
Exterior Landscaping
- Trees need to be cut
- Thorough mop and sweep of the gym floor and bleachers
- Organizing the books by grade/reading level
Games Room
- Packaging of activity kits
- Painting the cubbies – (3) sets

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