If you’re like us, you’re always on the hunt for interesting, local networking events that bring together architects and developers. We did our research and found an abundance of real estate networking events the next few months for development, construction, and architecture in and around our favorite places: Seattle, Washington DC, and Austin!

Browse through the events below – we hope to see you there!

Seattle networking events
Seattle Events

CleanTech Alliance Summer Schmoozefest

Where: McKinstry Corporate Offices | 5005 Third Avenue S
When: Aug 23
Cost: Early bird registration before Aug 9 $25 for members and $35 for non-members

This is your opportunity to schmooze with the cleantech industry and those who support it. This event includes a wine bar, live music, and a rooftop driving range. Grab your sunglasses and a stack of business cards. It’s time for the CleanTech Alliance Summer Schmoozefest!

Future of Downtown Seattle

Where: Four Seasons Hotel | 99 Union Street
When: Aug 24
Cost: $89

No other American downtown area is developing at anywhere near the rate that Seattle is. In this industry, it’s impossible not to get caught up in the excitement every time that gorgeous skyline (and all those cranes) come into sight on I5.

CleanTech Breakfast Series

Where: Perkins Coie | 1201 3rd Ave Suite 4900
When: Sept 13
Cost: Early bird registration before Sept 6 $25 for members and $35 for non-members

The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series, presented by Perkins Coie, is held the second Wednesday of each month (7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) from September through October (except November, which is reserved for the CleanTech Alliance Annual Meeting). #CleanTechBacon is served. This month you will hear from Michael Hagood, Idaho National Laboratory’s Director of Regional Initiatives. Hagood works closely with laboratory leadership, directorates and partner organizations to help identify R&D opportunities that match INL’s core strengths and capabilities to solve unique energy challenges found in the West.

AIA September Happy Hour

Where: Olson Kundig | 159 S Jackson St #600
When: Sept 14
Cost:  Free

The AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series encourages connections among the Seattle design community. This year’s happy hours will highlight the role of chance in the design of each host firms’ project and practice.

Cities Alive: Building Resilience and Equity Across Cascadia

Where: Sheraton Seattle Hotel | 1400 6th Ave
When: Sept 18 8 am – Sept 21 8pm
Cost:  Registration Packages & Passes Vary

After years on the east coast, CitiesAlive®: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference will take place in Seattle, Washington. This year’s conference will highlight the necessity of green roofs and walls alongside Cascadia’s unique characteristics as they contribute to community, place making, and the resilience of the people through a variety of sessions and workshops.

After Hours Networking Argosy Cruise (NAWMBA-Seattle)

Where: AGC Marina South Lake Union | 1200 Westlake Ave N
When: Sept 19
Cost: Early Bird $15

Mix and mingle with other Seattle area professionals and learn more about fantastic leadership opportunities and membership benefits available with the National Association of Women MBAs – Seattle Professional Chapter. Food and drawing prizes are included. There will be bar services on the cruise. And everyone is welcome to attend this event; non MBAs, women and men so bring a friend, colleague, or coworker.

Net Positive/Passive House Vancouver Symposium

Where: UBC Robson Square | 800 Robson Street
When: Oct 30
Cost: CA$150

This one-day symposium focuses on the connection between net zero energy and passive house ideas, techniques, and technologies, with a specific focus on the how to, with examples and implementation. The symposium will be jointly presented by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and Passive House Canada (PHC).

Washington DC networking events
Washington DC Events

Green Jobs: Current and Future Trends Plus Green Career Workshop

Where: DC Sustainable Energy Utility | 80 M Street Southeast #310
When: August 17th
Cost: $25

Leaders in Energy will conduct its fourth Annual Green Jobs event on Thursday, August 17th, 6-8:30 pm, at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, which is one of the region’s largest green employers. This event brings together green job seekers and providers of green jobs. The agenda will focus on current market and future market trends. This year in addition to the main event, a 90-minute Green Career Management Workshop will be offered from 4-5:30 pm.

Georgetown’s 8th Annual Sustainability Fair

Where: Fairmount Washington DC | 2401 M Street NW
When: August 25th
Cost: Free

The event showcases the eco-efforts of many DC-based organizations as well as the hotel’s own green program. Fairmont’s Sustainability Fair is free and open to the public. Guests will be treated to honey tastings from the hotel’s rooftop hives, and each guest will be entered to win some great prizes. Many of the participants bring complimentary samples for attendees such as baked goods and energy saving light bulbs.

Green Drinks DC + Right Proper Brewing Happy Hour Company

Where: Right Proper Brewing Production House | 920 Girard St NE
When: September 6th
Cost: Free

Join Green Drinks DC at Right Proper’s Brookland Production House + Tasting Room for some awesome brews and even better company! Be sure to check out their newly installed solar panels too.

Washington DC State of Office

Where: Franklin Court | 1099 14th St NW
When: September 28th
Cost: $84

Come hear what’s on the horizon for the DC real estate market, learn strategies to develop quality product and attract and retain top tenants. As always, expect plenty of coffee and networking before and after panel discussions!

3rd Annual DC Sustainability Summit

Where: Capital One Auditorium | 1680 Capital One Drive
When: October 18
Cost: $35-75

DCSS is attended by developers, brokers, local government officials, general contractors, architects, engineers and other professionals within the real estate community. This event is a forum to share knowledge and experience and is not-for-profit.

Austin networking events
Austin Events

Smart Cities Networking Happy Hour

Where: Numero 28: Alimentari | 452 W. 2nd St
When: August 25th
Cost: Free

Austin CityUP is a smart city consortium with the mission to improve and enhance quality of life for all residents and enable collaborations among our members to develop comprehensive, integrated smart city solutions. We now have 70+ members and are growing weekly! We have projects, committees, and collaborative efforts to address housing affordability, mobility, education, health, and more. If you are working to make Austin better, we look forward to meeting you!

Bisnow’s Austin MultiFamily Explosion

Where: Omni Austin Hotel | 700 Jacinto Blvd.
When: September 12th
Cost: $89

Join Bisnow for their Austin Multifamily Explosion event on September 12th where all-stars join the discussion to speak on the hottest topics facing the industry!


San Antonio State of the Market

Where: The St. Anthony Hotel | 300 E. Travis St.
When: September 28th
Cost: $89

Join Bisnow for their Annual San Antonio State of The Market event in September! Don’t miss a full breakdown and forecast of the market, exciting development updates, and more. They will cover both urban and suburban trends and discuss a multitude of asset classes. This is not an event to be missed!

Future of Downtown Austin

Where: TBD
When: November 6th
Cost: $79

Join Bisnow and a panel of experts as they discuss the biggest projects in the pipeline, how new development is changing the landscape of the area, and what we foresee as the future of Downtown Austin.

2017 Nature In the City With Kevin Anderson

Where: One Texas Center | 505 Barton Springs Rd
When: November 16th
Cost: Free *Lunch not provided

The 2017 Lunchtime Lectures will explore the complex relationship between the city and nature in America. The 2017 Lunchtime Lectures are an attempt to disentangle this complex story of ecology, culture, and the American City and, perhaps, to give us all a better understanding of urban nature and the role it plays in our lives.




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