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CREA Inaugural In-Person Event
CREA Inaugural In-Person Event

Thu, May 02


Tyee Club

CREA Inaugural In-Person Event

Are you ready to embark on a journey of connection and growth? Join us for CREA's first-ever in-person event. This all-day immersive experience is designed to inspire, educate, and empower you to elevate your career and business to new heights.

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Time & Location

May 02, 2024, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM PDT

Tyee Club, 3229 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

About the event

Your Experience

From dawn to dusk, immerse yourself in a dynamic program crafted to meet the diverse needs of commercial real estate professionals like you. Here's what you can expect:

  • Inspiration: Gain exclusive insights and inspiration from industry leaders and thought-provoking speakers who are shaping the future of commercial real estate, including a keynote by Michael Berne, one of North America’s leading experts and futurists on urban and Downtown/Main Street districts as well as the retail industry, weaving in the critically important role that brokers, principals and the greater community play in creating vibrant places to live and work.
  • Interaction: Dive deep into pressing industry topics and participate in hands-on activities designed to sharpen your skills and broaden your knowledge, including a timely Capital Markets panel moderated by DSC Capital Principal Jennifer Thrower featuring perspectives from Janel Jensen, Director and Market Leader of the Retail Portfolio at Unico, Senior Vice President at Bank of America, Brenda Puls, Partner at Trinity Real Estate, Lex Wieneke, and Real Estate Coordinator for 125+ unit operator of Wingstop in 5 states, Destiny Warix. The event will also feature an Economic Update led by Coo Barimani, a veteran thought leader researcher and analyst, and Best Practices for Collaboration and Mindset led by West Coast Commercial Realty President, Tiffini Connell, and Senior Vice President at Windermere Services, Michael Fanning.  
  • Expansion: Connect with fellow professionals, industry experts, and potential partners during our networking and interactive sessions. Build valuable relationships and expand your network, transforming your career or business.
  • Dinner Cruise: Wind down the day with a scenic dinner cruise, where you'll enjoy dinner, cocktails, breathtaking views and opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations, forge new connections, and strengthen existing relationships with your industry peers. 


As a token of our appreciation for our founding members, CREA is covering a majority of the event cost to ensure accessibility for all. Your investment for this full-day experience is as follows:

  • Members: $387 (includes full access to all sessions and dinner cruise)
  • Non-Members: $575 (includes full access to all sessions and dinner cruise)
  • Dinner Cruise Guest Pass: $95 (optional — invite your plus ones to join the dinner cruise!)
  • Current University of Washington Students: $150 (day event access only, no dinner cruise included)

Optional Add-On Events and Experiences 

Click on the underlined links to learn more! 

Note that these add-on events are first-come, first-serve and may sell out. 

Availability may not be in real time and tickets purchased are not confirmed until provided by CREA by separate email. 

Any unconfirmed tickets purchased will be refunded. 

Party on the Cut 

Friday, May 3rd | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Must be 21 and over | $35/per person 

Location: NE Corner of Montlake Cut, near the UW Waterfront Activity Center

Boats, Bites, Brews, & Bands! Join us for a private party on the shores of the Montlake Cut to kick off Windermere Cup weekend and to raise money for a good cause. Enjoy food trucks, a beverage tent, twilight rowing sprints, and live music by two of Seattle’s favorite dance bands; Algorhythm and Nite Wave. Proceeds will benefit the Windermere Foundation and the Joe Rantz Rotary Youth Foundation to build a youth shelter in Sequim, WA, home of Joe Rantz, the main character in the best-selling book and movie The Boys In the Boat.

Opening Day + Windermere Cup

Saturday, May 4th| 9:00am - 1:30pm | $80.00/per adult, $45/per child 6-12; $0 children 5 and under 

Location: NE Corner of Montlake Cut, near the UW Waterfront Activity Center 

The Shore Party is an exclusive party held on the northeast shore of the Montlake Cut during the Windermere Cup, held on Seattle's Opening Day of Boating Season. This private party provides prime viewing of the Windermere Cup and the Seattle Yacht Club's Boat Parade. Tickets include continental breakfast, lunch, beer, wine, and souvenirs. Don't miss it! Come for all or part of the day! 

Lodging Recommendations

The event venues are a short drive from downtown Seattle, South Lake Union or the University District.

Reserve Your Spot Today

Don't miss out on this unprecedented opportunity to connect, learn, and grow with the best and brightest in the commercial real estate industry. Our annual event price will never be this low again. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and be part of history in the making! Note: please select "more prices" to view the entire list of add-ons for CREA day and all other events happening over the weekend.



  • CREA EVENT: May 2, 2024

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