BOSTON-Some of the top names in Boston’s real estate world will be on hand April 27 when RealShare Boston kicks off. Keynote speaker Janet Marie Smith, the architecture and planning director for the Boston Red Sox, is expected to touch on the impact that development will have on the neighborhood and the city.

“Given the obvious interest in the Red Sox from a baseball standpoint and from a real estate standpoint, I think she will be a doubly effective keynote speaker,” says Richard Kelley, director of the RealShare conference series. Now in its second year, the half-day conference and networking event at the Boston Seaport Hotel is expected to draw more than 300 real estate professionals from throughout the Bay State.

The day will get started with opening remarks from Jonathan A. Schein, president and CEO of Real Estate Media, which is producing the event. REM is the publisher of Real Estate Forum and More than 300 attendees are expected this year.

Also on tap will be a new feature called “Pardon the Interruption,” which will bring together Robert Plumb of AEW Capital Management and Jerry Rappaport Jr. of New Boston Fund. The pair will cover a variety of commercial real estate topics in a fast-paced 15-minute presentation.

Thomas Alperin, president of National Development, will sit down with Real Estate Forum editor-in-chief Michael G. Desiato to discuss real estate, business and life in general, during the conference’s popular “Inside the Real Estate Mind” presentation. The Town Hall Meeting, will address “The [Slow] Road Back to Becoming a Vibrant Market” with guest speakers Meredith & Grew’s Lisa Campoli, Spaulding & Slye’s Rob Dickey and Morgan Stanley’s Scott Oran.

A series of concurrent sessions will touch on the Boston investment market, the pitfalls and opportunities associated with the region’s condo market and the outlook for leasing, investment and development. A special discussion will deal with the medical, academic and nonprofit sectors.

Several roundtable discussions will focus on a variety of topics, including coping with today’s high construction costs, attracting life science firms and zoning and entitlement issues, among other topics. “We’ll cover every topic people want to hear about,” Kelley says.

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