What a run the commercial real estate business has had in the last decade, but this industry segment, like many other pieces of the economy, has changed and changed quickly. Add to this the topical concerns of technology and its impact on worker productivity, the challenges of creating uniquely competitive spaces and striving for organizational best practices, and the concerns – both physical and psychological – of ensuring optimal life-safety and security in today’s facilities and it’s clear that visionary facilities professionals – like yourself – must learn to focus on what can be, rather than what is.Buildings magazine and the International Society of Facilities Executives (ISFE), in association with Strategic Research Institute, bring you this year’s definitive industry event: FM ’02: Facilities Management Executive Summit. Developed specifically for top management executives who are involved in the development, management, and direction of the commercial buildings industry, the event will allow you to network with your peers and industry experts to better understand the current drivers in today’s business environment. Together, you can explore how integrated tools, concepts, and systems can define and implement your organization’s vision for the future.From April 28 to May 1 in the luxurious Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Beach Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, you and your peers will have a chance to learn how to:• Position your company for changes in real estate finance and investment that will affect future development and property operations.• Capitalize on emerging and evolving trends that will impact future demand for commercial properties.• Identify synergistic opportunities to optimize and adapt workspaces best suited to knowledge workers’ business needs.• Benefit from leading-edge security and life-safety choices.• Network and compare your organization among current best-in-class.• Bring value to your business in this economy.Work hard and play hard – at Monday afternoon’s golf tournament on the Sawgrass’ TPC Stadium Course (PGA Tour), as well as during a number of casual venues throughout the conference. For education, Sunday offers attendees an optional pre-conference workshop on financing. Monday features an economic outlook for 2002 from the Federal Reserve, as well as emerging trends in real estate from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Lend Lease Real Estate Investments in a morning of “Real Estate Perspectives.” Tuesday’s “Workplace Perspectives” includes educational and interactive sessions on the practice of measuring emotional intelligence through EQ; a dialogue of workplace perspectives between U.S. and U.K. professionals; and a discussion on the link between design, productivity, and well-being. The conference closes mid-day on Wednesday after a revealing exchange on lessons from Ground Zero, assessing security needs, and more – in a focus on “Risk Perspectives.” (Turn to pages 62-65 in this issue for more information, or visit our website (www.buildings.com/fm02) for a printable conference brochure.)Want to be on top and on target? Sign up now for FM ’02: Facilities Management Executive Summit. Opportunity knocks!