Christopher Lee at NAIOP breakfast Changes affecting our industry by 2025 include becoming an increasingly cashless society, the emergence of the “certified underwriter” and taxes and fines on buildings that are not up to energy standards, Lee predicted.

SAN DIEGO—With so many megashifts leading to changes in our industry, the most successful CRE professionals will be those who nurture relationships and become indispensable in helping clients serve their customers, CEL & Associates’ president and CEO Christopher Lee told attendees at Tuesday’s NAIOP San Diego breakfast. The business-management consultant spoke to a rapt audience on “The Transformative Megashifts That are Reshaping the Real Estate Industry.”