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Inside The Invite-Only Retreat For Real Estate's Emerging Elite WELCOME TO ASCENT

White sand, blue water and unparalleled access to the brightest emerging minds in real estate: That’s what awaits the handful of dealmakers lucky enough to earn an invite to Ascent, Bisnow’s annual retreat for the most promising owners, developers and investors in the industry.

At the 1 Hotel in Miami Beach, the next generation of real estate luminaries will gather for two days of networking, professional development and wellness. Originally conceived as an event for the industry’s 45-and-under set to forge bonds and make deals, Ascent has become the premier annual event for real estate professionals looking to take their careers to the next level.

Ascent will take place on November 4 & 5 at the 1 Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Advance your career

Our attendees arrive with vastly different backgrounds. Some have just founded their own companies. Others are two decades into their careers and about to take over the reins at their firms. Some are looking for their next career step, others have just settled in to what they hope is their last position.

But Ascent attendees have a few things in common. They are between 30 and 45 years old, in charge of closing deals at their firms and eager to engage with their peers as they grow their businesses to new heights.

Meet your peers

Ascent brings together some of the most influential owners, developers and investors in the industry. Our team curates programming to make sure every attendee is surrounded by the players they want to meet and the ideas they want to explore.

At daily “tribe sessions,” attendees are broken up into curated, closed-door groups of around 12 people based on shared interests and potential business synergies.

From conversations on the changing retail landscape to balancing board meetings with family outings, Ascent attendees can share their concerns and solicit advice in a confidential, low-pressure environment.

Learn from the best

Ascent offers attendees an opportunity not only to learn from each other but also to attend TED-style lectures on a diverse range of topics, from building a personal and professional brand to the future of cities and tech.

Curators invite speakers on the cutting edge of business, technology and personal development to share their best practices beyond the scope of CRE.

Make deals away from prying eyes

Our curators hand-pick everyone at Ascent to ensure that 90% of our attendees are on the principal side of the industry. Only 10% of the attendees are service providers, and they are best-in-class for their industry niche.

From beachfront morning workouts to starlit dinners, Ascent’s relaxed atmosphere is ideal for finding off-market deals, forging new capital relationships and forming potential joint ventures.

Step outside the office

Between speed dealmaking and tribe sessions attendees can be found paddleboarding on Biscayne Bay, sampling rare vintages and touring South Beach on a fleet of electric bicycles.

The event also emphasizes wellness and balance between attendees’ careers and personal lives. From yoga sessions to mindfulness and meditation workshops, attendees can find opportunities to recharge and build strategies to handle stress in their work.

Build a network in paradise

85% percent of attendees have returned for multiple years or sent a colleague from their firm to Ascent. Your fellow attendees are your focus group, not just when you come to Ascent, but long after you leave and every year you come back.

Think you fit the profile?

Ascent will take place on Nov 4 & 5 at the 1 Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

To apply for one of the remaining spots, click here.

To inquire about becoming one of our strategic partners, click here.

Ascent will take place on November 4 & 5 at the 1 Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.