2017 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
8:15 a.m. | REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 a.m. | EVENT INTRODUCTION
9:10 a.m. | SESSION I – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
The National Outlook: Residential markets have improved dramatically since the Great Recession, with Boulder helping to lead the way. What is the outlook for housing on a national level?
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior VP of Research, National Association of Realtors
Lots To Be Sold: A dramatic shift is occurring in the region’s new-housing market, with supplies of developed lots dwindling in larger communities, but with smaller towns poised for dramatic growth. We’ll hear the latest numbers and trends from an expert in the industry.
John Covert, Regional Director, Colorado/New Mexico Metro Study
10:15 a.m. | NETWORKING
10:30 a.m. | SESSION II – ICONS OF REAL ESTATE (COMMERCIAL)
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Development, investmentand ownership of commercial real estate require knowledge, instinct and strategic thinking. So how do the region’s commercial experts do what they do? Ask questions of the Boulder Valley’s top real estate developers, investors and owners in this second annual panel of leaders in commercial real estate.
Chad McWhinney, CEO, McWhinney
David Johnson, President, Etkin – Johnson Real Estate Partners
Lynda Gibbons, CEO, Gibbons-White
Geoffery Keys, CEO, Keys Commercial
10:30 a.m. | SESSION II – THE BIG SHIFT (RESIDENTIAL)
Boulder Valley residential real estate has diverged into both a buyer’s market and a seller’s market, depending on price, range and location. How do residential agents navigate two very different price ranges? What should buyers and sellers expect when negotiating a deal? How do the two price ranges differ in terms of amenities, location, etc.?
Kelly Moye, ReMax Alliance
John McElwain, ReMax of Boulder
Scott Holton, Element Properties
Jay Kalinski, ReMax of Boulder, Moderator
11:50 a.m. | NETWORKING & LUNCH
12:05 p.m. | SESSION III – COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL FORECAST
Residential Forecast: What do the latest numbers tell us about the residential market in the Boulder Valley? We’ll examine sales numbers, listings, average and median prices and much more.
DB Wilson, ReMax of Boulder
Commercial Forecast: Office, retail and industrial space are filling up throughout the Boulder Valley. We’ll take a look at major developments and sales, as well as the latest vacancy and leasing statistics.
Lynda Gibbons, Gibbons-White
Angela Topel, Gibbons-White
1:25 p.m. | NETWORKING
1:40 p.m. | SESSION IV – BREAKING GROUND (COMMERCIAL)
Communities throughout the Boulder Valley are seeing a wave of new commercial construction, with some projects in the planning stage and others already emerging from the ground. Our panel of development directors will provide a complete rundown of the region’s top projects. This panel is a huge hit year after year!
Aaron Dejong, Economic Development Director, City of Lousiville
Jim Robertson, Development Review Manager for Planning, City of Boulder
Clint Folsom, Mayor, Town of Superior
Dave Shinneman, Acting Community Development Director, City and County of Broomfield
David Starnes, Redevelopment & Revitalization Manager, City of Longmont
1:40 p.m. | SESSION IV – RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENTS (RESIDENTIAL)
A look at investment in residential projects in the Boulder Valley, ranging from single-family homes to apartments to condo projects. We’ll examine the ins and outs of what makes a good investment — and a good investor.
Todd Ulrich, Smart Regs.
Stephanie Iannone, Housing Helpers
Kyle Malnati, Calibrate Real Estate
Elizabeth Million, Elevations Credit Union
Duane Duggan, ReMax of Boulder, Moderator
2:35 p.m. | NETWORKING
2:50 p.m. | BEYOND THE VALLEY
Rapid growth surrounds the Boulder Valley, with major new commercial and residential developments taking hold. What are some of the significant projects in Arvada, Westminster, Thornton and in the Weld County communities east of Boulder, and what do these projects mean for Boulder and Broomfield counties?
3:55 p.m. | CLOSING REMARKS
4:00 p.m. | ADJOURN