June 12-14, 2022

Real Estate Industry BU Global Retreat

100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Join us for the 2022 Real Estate Industry Business Unit Retreat, being held over three days. The event will begin on Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET with a welcome reception. The retreat programming will occur on Monday, June 13, 2022, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm ET, followed by a dinner and social event, and will continue on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am ET with breakfast.


Sunday, June 12, 2022

Welcome Reception at Rosa Mexicano
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA

Monday, June 13, 2022

Boston Office
Conference Rooms
9B & 17th Floor Conference Center

Proceed to the 17th Floor to Check-In

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Welcome Remarks and Charitable Donation Remarks
9:00 am – 9:15 am

State of the BU
9:15 am – 10:00 am

Speed Networking
10:00 am – 11:00 am

11:00 am – 11:15 am

You@Goodwin: Goodwin’s Well-Being Program
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch and Break
12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

New Developments in the Practice and Business of Law
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm


  • Continuation Funds/GP-Lend Restructurings/Portfolio Recaps
  • Public Companies
  • Debt Markets
  • PropSci
  • Operational Real Estate
  • Client Feedback

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Teamwork Exercise: The Lego Challenge
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Dinner and Games at Kings Dining and Entertainment
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
60 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Conference Center, 17th Floor

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Other Noteworthy events

Monday Morning Run/Walk

Please email Jenny Ku if you are interested in joining the REI Retreat Run (4-5 miles) / Walk (3 miles) on Monday, June 13, starting at 6:30 am from the Omni hotel lobby. John Ferguson and Matt Pohlman will be leading the runners, and Siobhan Murphy and Diane McCabe will be leading the walkers. Feel free to wear Goodwin swag!

Tuesday Associate Business Development Session

The Client Development team will be hosting a session directly after the REI Retreat for any non-Partner/Counsel lawyers in the REI business unit. This session will take place on Tuesday, June 14 from 10:00 – 11:15 am EST on the 9th floor Boston conference center. We will begin the session by discussing the elements of defining and embracing your personal brand, as well as the differences between traditional marketing vs. client development. We will then be joined by panelists, Ben Hittman, Nicole Riley and Simon Woodcock who will spend the majority of the session discussing some of their personal experiences and best practices as they’ve successfully grown their career here at the firm. They’ll be answering questions and covering topics ranging from maintaining work-life balance, providing value to clients and colleagues as well as a few helpful hints on things they would have done differently or would encourage others to do in their career.

Business centers

Retreat attendees will be able to use 2 business centers on the 17th floor with secretarial support, laptops, phones and printers. The centers will be located in rooms 17C and 17D. Other conference rooms on the 17th floor and the Training Room 1 (8th Floor) will be available to work in on a first-come first-served basis. Please bring your own laptop and accessories if you anticipate needing to complete a substantial amount of work while at the retreat. Access to electrical charging in the conference center will be limited.

If you need secretarial assistance during the retreat, please submit your requests for help by emailing REIRetreatSupport@goodwinlaw.com. A secretary will respond to you and indicate when the task will be completed and if applicable, where you will be able to locate the completed work product.

Other important information

Travel and Lodging Expense Codes

Charge your costs related to travel and lodging for the retreat to GL# 502500-1040. Any additional expenses incurred while traveling beyond the retreat dates (e.g., for client meetings) should be allocated to the appropriate GL code (e.g., GL# 503913 for travel related to client pitches).

Covid-19 Protocol

All attendees must be fully vaccinated in compliance with the firm’s Covid-19 Safety Protocol. If you have questions regarding the firm protocol, please contact Laura Lemmons or Heidi Goldstein Shepherd. Due to the large number of attendees, we strongly encourage you to test for COVID-19 within 24 hours of attending the REI retreat events. COVID-19 test kits will be available upon check-in at the Omni hotel, as well as at the retreat events. Masks will be available at all retreat events and may be required depending upon local COVID risk levels. REI BU and firm leadership fully appreciate that people may decide to not attend the retreat due to COVID concerns. Please only attend the REI retreat events if you feel comfortable doing so. While there will not be the option to participate via Zoom, portions of the retreat programming will be recorded and shared for viewing.


Business Casual (jeans OK too!)

Time Entry/Billing Codes

  • Retreat Attendees: 099992-174190 (internal training attendance)
  • Presenters: 099991-173968 (internal training preparation & presentation time)
  • Social Event: 099998-144578 (practice area general time)
  • Substantive Retreat Session: 099991/339636 (Training Account Program)

Map of Venues and Areas of Interest

REI Retreat map 2022