LONDON HOSTS AND TOASTS CORFAC INTERNATIONAL LIKE ROYALTY
A PERFECT MIX OF BUSINESS AND PLEASURE
Game-changing industry disruptors like co-working; the rise and risks of artificial intelligence; market shifts fueled by the rise of Amazon and last-mile delivery; budget-busting prices for space in major markets–all of these topics and more were on the front-burner at CORFAC’s Fall Conference in London. Panelists from leading UK companies spoke on relevant industry topics such as international investment and development trends, global office occupier markets, understanding the modern workplace and the impact of AI on commercial real estate.
As a fun counterbalance to the robust business sessions, Alistair Subba Row, Charlie Thompson, and their talented team at Farebrother worked tirelessly to create an incredible London experience for attendees and their guests, beginning with stunning accommodations at the historic Waldorf-Astoria. The location was ideally situated for walking around the city, catching The Tube (London underground rail), riding a double-decker bus, or jumping in a classic retro Black Cab.
Aside from a rousing welcome reception, which filled the Farebrother office to capacity and overflowed into the peaceful green garden below, guests enjoyed a guided bike trek through downtown London (where drivers yield to no one!), an evening dine-around-town, tours of some of the City’s great landmarks, a breathtaking three-hour lunch cruise on the Thames, followed by cocktails at the historic Somerset House. It was an adventure that left many CORFAC members calculating the quickest way to set up a deal with Alistair and Charlie, thus cementing the need for a return trip!
This CORFAC conference, the first to be hosted outside the U.S., drew nearly triple the anticipated attendance. The tremendous response was largely due to the exceptional effort of Jonathan Salk and his staff, who continually refine the value CORFAC delivers. It was the perfect international combo – a satisfying one-two punch of actionable content and great networking in a truly spectacular cosmopolitan setting.