Top Commercial Real Estate Conferences in 2021 (Virtual and In-Person)

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Being a top producer in commercial real estate is as much about who you know as what you know. Real estate networking is a must , and attending virtual or in-person real estate events is one of the best ways to do it.

Whether you’re looking for commercial real estate news in Los Angeles or to buy and sell real estate in New York City, these top 2021 commercial real estate conferences  offer something for everybody.

July CRE Events

RealWorld 2021 | The Yield Awakens

Learn how RealPage is awakening yield across the industry with sessions designed to maximize the resident experience and harness data to drive results.

  • When: July 11 – 13, 2021
  • Where: Nashville Gaylord Opryland Resort
  • Visit: RealWorld 2021

CREtech July Virtual Demo Day

Experience demos from the most innovative proptech companies in commercial real estate and learn about startups that you won’t meet anywhere else. Attend one of CREtech’s virtual real estate conferences.

Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Summit

Learn about how innovations, from virtual appointments to the latest technology in healthcare, are impacting the commercial real estate industry.

August CRE Events

The Road to Recovery: Exploring Capital Markets & CRE Finance

An in-person event with presentations on fundraising, policy changes, institutional capital, and much more.

WomanUP! Conference

What began as a one-day event has grown into a national movement to create events and opportunities to connect with exceptional leaders in the CRE brokerage community.

September CRE Events

CREtech September Virtual Demo Day

Live two-day virtual event to experience virtual demos from the most innovative tech companies in commercial real estate.

CORFAC 2021 Fall Summit

Join a global network of independently owned commercial real estate firms for four days of education and networking opportunities.

LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Conference

Go all-in at this year’s Premier LGBTQ+ real estate and housing industry conference with breakout sessions and vendor exhibitions.

Build to Rent Annual Conference 2021

Sponsored by Quintain, the developer of the largest single site of Build to Rent in the UK, with themes including the repositioning of assets into BTR and sustainable technology.

NAIOP CRE.Converge

Learn about trends and innovations from the leading developers and investors of office, retail, industrial, and mixed-use real estate.

  • When: September 26 – 29, 2021
  • Where: Miami Beach
  • Visit: CRE.Converge

C5 Summit 2021

C5 Summit is a CCIM sponsored event featuring NAR’s Startup Alley to learn about lucrative incentive programs and development opportunities in the market today with featured speaker Alex Rodriguez.

  • When: September 27 – 29, 2021
  • Where: New York Marriott Marquis
  • Visit: C5 Summit 2021

Lee Summit

Lee Summit is an event presented by Lee & Associates that brings together commercial real estate professionals for networking, education, and development.

  • When: September 29 – 30, 2021
  • Where: The Encore Las Vegas 
  • Visit: Lee Summit 

CREW Network Convention

The Commercial Real Estate Women Network (CREW) brings together commercial real estate leaders worldwide for education, networking, leadership development, and more.

October CRE Events

CCIM – Annual Global Conference

The CCIM Global Conference features prominent industry leaders discussing the latest trends, the workforce of the future, decision-maker and growth strategies, and more.   

2021 NMHC Student Housing Conference

This annual event brings together student housing professionals, including owners, operators, investors, lenders, and university partners.

BOMA 2021 International Conference & Expo

Join this year’s Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) conference to discover what’s next for commercial real estate, including the latest market trends and regulatory changes.

CREtech New York

Join more than 1,000 industry players and leaders at the world’s most influential real estate tech networking event live in NYC.

  • When: October 13 – 14, 2021
  • Where: New York City, Pier 36
  • Visit: CREtech New York

SIOR CREate 360

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) annual conference is a think tank with high-profile speakers and strategic discussions where ideas transform into actionable opportunities.

  • When: October 14 – 16, 2021
  • Where: Nashville Renaissance
  • Visit: SIOR CREate 360

MBA Annual Convention & Expo

The Mortgage Bankers Association annual convention is the largest gathering of real estate finance professionals with captivating speakers, hundreds of exhibitions, and breakout sessions.

TCN – Fall Conference

TCN Worldwide Fall Conference offers educational, networking, and development opportunities for commercial real estate professionals.

  • When: October 25 – 27, 2021
  • Where: Austin, TX – Omni
  • Visit: TCN Worldwide


GlobeSt. celebrates its 30th anniversary with APARTMENTS Fall 2021 will feature more participation from leading firms, deeper content and diverse panels featuring magnet audiences and fresh faces, and a new and improved tradeshow experience.

NET LEASE Fall 2021

GlobeSt.’s NET LEASE Fall 2021 invites senior leaders representing the industry’s top owners, investors, developers, brokers, and financiers to share their unique insights and examine the full scope of the net lease landscape.

November CRE Events

REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Both in-person and virtual passes are available for the 2021 REALTORS® Rise & Shine Conference, with over 100 dynamic speakers and more than 250 industry-leading exhibitors.

Mortgage Mastermind Summit

This summit is designed especially for experienced mortgage originators, managers, and executives who want to learn how to take their business to the next level.

December CRE Events


Attend the world’s largest retail real estate convention and join nearly 40,000 attendees from around the world for innovative education, unparalleled networking, and deal-making opportunities.

Triple Play REALTOR® Convention and Trade Show

Sponsored by the New Jersey REALTORS®, NYSAR, and the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®, this year’s Triple Play event is the perfect place to network with fellow real estate professionals in the New York metro area.

CREtech Match Networking Event

This virtual networking-online event is powered by AI matchmaking functionality and connects you with real estate tech professionals for a series of 1:1 meetings based on your professional profile.

These top commercial real estate events of 2021 can help you prepare and thrive in a business that’s constantly changing. Whether you attend in-person or online, you’ll find countless educational, networking, and real-world commercial real estate solutions to help take your business to the next level.

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