Bulfinch Sponsors the 9th Annual NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Conference

NEEDHAM, MASS.— OCTOBER 9, 2014—The Bulfinch Companies, Inc., a private commercial real estate investment firm, proudly sponsored the NAIOP Massachusetts 9th Annual Commercial Real Estate Conference, one of NAIOP Massachusetts’ signature events.

On October 8, 2014, over 250 decision makers and commercial real estate professionals gathered at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts to hear from top national speakers including Eric Rosengren, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The Conference focused on how global trends are impacting the local Boston area commercial real estate markets.

Conference buzz centered around technology and its impact on the local economy, as well as how Boston is attracting foreign capital more than ever before.  Bulfinch Chief Executive Officer, Eric Schlager introduced the keynote speaker, David Fialkow, Managing Director of Catalyst Partners, a venture capital firm focusing on Early Stage and XIR/Growth investments.  Mr. Fialkow spoke on the impact technology companies have on real estate. ”Boston is in a unique position as one of the only cities in the world with tremendous technology clusters,” said Fialkow, “Some of the these major companies in this cluster didn’t exist several years ago, so the one thing that is constant is not knowing what lies ahead but there is pattern recognition” said Fialkow who also spoke about how the big ideas technology companies are bringing to life drives real estate.  He cited such recent Boston IPO’s including TripAdvisor, Wayfair, and Hubspot.

Fialkow was followed by a CEO Corner panel and an Industry Insight and Outlook panel that shared insight on the National and Massachusetts economy. More specifically, what is driving success in the commercial real estate industry and what the future holds. View the event video recap at http://goo.gl/YjpcnK

About The Bulfinch Companies, Inc.
Bulfinch is an entrepreneurial, value-added real estate investment firm specializing in the development, acquisition, management, and repositioning of commercial properties in greater Boston. Since its inception in 1936, Bulfinch has developed, acquired and repositioned $1 billion in commercial real estate. http://www.bulfinch.com

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate. http://www.naiopma.org