If you’re like us, you’re always on the hunt for interesting, local networking events. We did our research and found an abundance of events this spring for real estate, construction, and architecture in and around our favorite places: Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco, and New York!

We’re happy to share them with you. Browse through the events below – we hope to see you there!



Crew – Cocktail Connect
Where: Seattle
When: March 15th
Cost: Free

Relax, chat, connect and have a cocktail with fellow CREW members on March 15th at Palomino in Seattle, WA.

Streetfight! An evening with Janette Sadik-Khan
Where: Portland
When: March 23rd
Cost:  Free

Join Janette for an engaging talk about how she was able to transformed the streets of one of the world’s toughest cities into dynamic, safer and economically vibrant spaces for everyone on the street, and see how these tactics can be applied to Portland.

Washington Clean Technology Alliance – Wellness sustainability in the workplace
Where: Seattle
When: March 29th
Cost: Free

Join WCTA for lunch on March 29 (11:30 to 1:00) to discuss how wellness impacts workplace culture and learn tips to help get people moving more.

NAIOP WA – Members only event at Union Stables
Where: Seattle
When: March 29th
Cost: Free

Get to know NAIOP Washington State members at this exclusive members-only event hosted by Lease Crutcher Lewis

ULI – Next Generation Infrastructure with Hillary Brown
Where: Seattle
When: April 5th
Cost: Free

Hillary Brown highlights how land use professionals Next Generation Infrastructure can adapt holistic approaches and systems-thinking to make smarter decisions about revamping outdated infrastructure.

NAIOP – Sustainability Happy Hour + Intro to the WELL Building Standard
Where: Paladino’s Seattle Headquarters
When: April 6th, 4 p.m.
Cost: $25 members/$45 non members

Join NAIOP at Paladino’s Seattle headquarters for Happy Hour and an introductory session on the WELL building standard. Learn how buildings can be developed with people’s health and wellness at the center of design.

Understanding the Living Building Challenge Materials Petal Workshop
Where: Vancouver
When: April 6th
Cost:  $235

Identify the Imperatives within the Materials Petal and distinguish how these Imperatives support the Living Building Challenge mission

Yesler Terrace: Where education, sustainability & economic vitality meet
Where: Seattle
When: April 19th
Cost: Free

The Yesler Community Collaborative is bringing together people and resources to support equitable and sustainable community development in Yesler Terrace and the surrounding neighborhoods.  Explore how they are weaving together education, environment, and economic development services for a vital community.

Crew – Cocktail Connect
Where: Bellevue
When: April 19th
Cost:  Free

Connect with fellow CREW members for cocktails at Tavern Hall in Bellevue. The first drink is on CREW!

Bisnow Seattle Sustainability
When: April 21
Where: Grand Hyatt Seattle
Cost: $74

Bisnow brings together Seattle’s sustainability leaders, including Paladino Director Dina Belon, to discuss what’s shaping green real estate in the region.

The Who’s Who Seattle Showcase & Seminar
Where: Seattle
When: May 5th
Cost: Free

We’re turning up the volume on the widely popular Blue Book Network Showcase and giving it a fresh spin as The Who’s Who Showcase.

Corporate Citizenship and Healthy Community Champion Awards
Where: Seattle
When: May 9th
Cost: $75

Puget Sound Business Journal will honor 75 or more corporate philanthropists and will reveal the top corporations in the categories of small, medium and large companies at the luncheon and in the Business Journal Lists.


Greencon 2016
Where: Carlisle, PA
When: March 17th
Cost: $45

GreenCon, Central Pennsylvania’s annual Green Building Conference & Expo, will return March 17, 2016. With over 300 attendees in 2015, we are looking forward to making 2016 our most dynamic GreenCon yet.

GreenLearn – it pays to be WELL: The business case for a healthy work environment (sponsored by USGBC)
Where: DC
When: March 23rd
Cost: $25

In session #1 of the We are WELL series will start with a look at the WELL Building Standard, and understand why and how it has come to be, and how it can help you quantify what it means and what it takes to provide a healthy workspace.

USGBC Maryland & Baltimore EcoWomen: Women in Green Networking Breakfast
Where: Washington, DC
When: March 24th
Cost: $35

In celebration of Women’s History Month, USGBC Maryland and Baltimore EcoWomen are hosting a networking breakfast with a panel of female pioneers in the green building and sustainability movement. Join USGCB as we hear about early struggles, successes, and discuss future opportunities for women in the green building movement.

Operating efficient buildings in the DMV,
Where: Washington, DC
When: March 30th
Cost: $16

Join Potential Energy DC for a panel event and social hour on Thursday, March 30th. The designated speakers will discuss constructing and operating efficient buildings.

Planet Forward Summit on Sustainable Cities,
Where: DC
When: April 21st
Cost: Free

Planet Forward’s Summit on Sustainable Cities will engage a new dialogue on our future cities — featuring mayors, public and private sector leaders, journalists, academics, students, innovators and entrepreneurs. During the two day Summit, discover and discuss the stories, innovations and people who will transform our cities in the coming decades.

NJHEPS Facilities, Construction, and Energy Day
Where: New Jersey
When: April 29th
Cost: Free

Using an integrative design process to manage construction cost; best practices in sustainability; save money and energy with the New Jersey clean energy program; campus revitalization through ESIP: a case study featuring Salem community college

2016 Global Sustainability Standards Conference Growing Impacts: Innovation & Evolution
Where: DC
When: May 10th
Cost:  $485

250 sustainability leaders and experts from business, government, NGOs and academia will explore the role of standards in driving greater positive social and environmental impact.


Net Zero water in silicon valley: Lay of the land,
Where: Silicon Valley, CA
When: March 29th
Cost: $10
This provocative panel discussion is designed in conjunction with the California Congress’ statewide advocacy efforts to create real policy change to allow greater water reuse in the built environment. Hear from some of the region’s foremost water experts on their efforts in the Valley, and their perspective of the current lay of the land.

Realty 411’s Silicon Valley Real Estate Investor Expo
Where: San Jose, CA
When: April 3rd
Cost: $30
Gain insight into the local real estate market as well as gain perspective of some of the top areas around the country to invest in. All guests receive TOP Investment publications.

Recon Capital Region Mixer
Where: Sacramento, CA
When: April 13th
Cost: $60
Connect, reconnect and create opportunities and relationships to enhance your career and business. No speeches, no programs, no agendas – “nothing but net” (and fun)! Registration includes uninterrupted networking, two premium drink tickets, and delicious appetizers.

San Francisco International Airport: A leader in environment and sustainability
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: April 19th
Cost: $20
Find out how San Francisco International Airport has long set the standards for sustainability for large and small public and private agencies and organizations as a leader in mitigating the environmental impact of airport operations and in adopting sustainability facilities and practices.

The Intersect by CRE/Tech – SF 2016
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: June 2nd
Cost: $60
Connect on what’s new in commercial real estate (CRE) technologies. This event will bring together today’s forward-looking CRE professionals alongside the technology innovators working to drive efficiencies in the industry.

MTEC – Multifamily Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference 2016
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: June 14th
Cost: $750
The third annual MTEC conference will feature a mix of expert presentations and discussions from investors, startup CEOs, strategic buyers and strategic customers.


Business case for sustainability
Where: New Jersey
When: March 22nd
Cost: Free
Bob Willard, a leader of corporate sustainability strategies, will discuss what businesses are trying to do with sustainability, some of the top challenges of sustainability, and how businesses can contribute to sustainability and be profitable at the same time.

SGH New York Seminar Series: Advanced enclosures – high performance custom design
Where: Manhattan, NY
When: March 23rd
Cost: Free
Join SGH New York for a complimentary evening seminar and networking event with a presentation by Holger Schulze-Ehring.

Turner Construction Facility Tour

Where: March 25th
When: Boston
Cost: Free

The 2016 convention will serve as a host to a tour of the Turner Construction Fan Pier Parcel D Facility. The jobsite will review the excavation and foundation systems and general construction practices for high rise construction. You must be registered for the NSBE 42nd Annual Convention to attend this event.

Innovations of sustainable communities
Where: Hoboken
When: April 2nd
Cost: Free

A symposium in Hoboken will open with a keynote speaker, followed by two panel discussions: “Campus-Driven Innovation” and “Sustainable Innovation in Industry.”

Real estate, housing, & construction awards in social responsibility

Where: New York
When: April 5th
Cost: $100

This breakfast event will be hosted by Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel and feature a “Thought Leadership” panel discussion on corporate social responsibility in real estate.

Columbia University – Driving Sustainability – who’s responsible?

Where: New York
When: April 8th
Cost: Free

Learn how industry leaders illustrate how sustainability is integrated into our society and how associated challenges are addressed through a combination of ideas, best practices, and strategic planning.

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