Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference & Forecast
Nov. 16, 2023, Embassy Suites, Boulder
Welcome — Chris Wood, Editor & Publisher, BizWest
8:30 to 9:05 a.m.
Residential Forecast: After years of a red-hot housing market, the Boulder Valley is seeing a cooling in sales activity and appreciation. What do the latest numbers tell us about the residential market in the region? We’ll examine sales numbers, listings, average and median prices and much more.
Todd Gullette, managing broker, RE/MAX of Boulder
9:05 to 10:15 a.m.
Commercial Outlook: Commercial real estate faces differing challenges depending on the market segment, with office experiencing the most-significant difficulties. What is the outlook for office, retail, industrial, flex and investment properties? Our expert panel will provide thoughtful analysis of where the market has been, where it is today and where it’s heading.
Moderator: Geoffrey Keys, CEO, Keys Commercial Real Estate
Beau Gamble, president, Dean Callan & Co.
Todd Walsh, Managing broker, Market Real Estate
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Banks have been tightening standards for commercial real estate loans, with lower loan-to-value ratios and higher debt service coverage requirements. Banks also are building up reserves for CRE loan losses, especially for loans backed by office properties. How will Boulder Valley property owners and investors navigate this new lending environment, both for new developments and loans that are maturing?
Moderator: Dennis Paul, vice president, government affairs and strategic partnerships, Elevations Credit Union
Joe Kalb, 1st mortgage officer, Blue Federal Credit Union
Karen Klerman, senior director, community banking, FNBO
Aaron Spear, Boulder market president, Bank of Colorado
Stephen Tebo, owner, Tebo Properties
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Housing Policy Landscape:
State and local officials have considered a wave of policy changes that could revolutionize how housing is developed and sold in Colorado. What changes have passed, what’s been proposed, and what is the likely outcome in 2024 and beyond?
Moderator: Lisa Wade, agent, RE/MAX of Boulder
Judy Amabile, Colorado state representative
Jeremy Durham, executive director, Boulder Housing Partners
Kinsey Hasstedt, senior program director for state & local policy, Enterprise Community Partners
Jonathan Singer, senior director for policy programs, Boulder Chamber
Noon to 1:25 p.m.
Owners of real property have seen an uptick in vandalism and burglaries in certain areas of the Boulder Valley. What is driving this increase, how can property owners work with police to address the issues and what effect does it have on commercial brokers seeking to lease space in affected areas?
Moderator: Chris Wood, editor & publisher, BizWest
Brian Cole, manager, W.W. Reynolds Cos.
Michael Dougherty, district attorney, Boulder County
Stephen Redfearn, deputy police chief, city of Boulder
1:40 to 2:50 p.m.
Developers seeking to navigate the development-review and permitting processes in area communities often face significant delays in getting projects through the pipelines, driven in part by staffing shortages, procedural hurdles and regulatory complexity. What is the current state of development review and permitting within area municipalities, and what are and/or should cities be doing to ease the backlog?
David Zucker, principal & CEO, Zocalo Community Development
1:40 to 2:50 p.m.
The National Association of Realtors and other groups have been battling antitrust lawsuits on local broker marketplaces, buyer-agency commissions and other issues, with the rulings poised to have a major impact on consumers and the brokerage community. Our panel will discuss the issues at hand, legal rulings rendered thus far and what lies ahead.
3 to 4 p.m.
Communities throughout the Boulder Valley continue to see new commercial and residential 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!
Julian Jacquin, director of economic development and Town of Erie Urban Renewal
Rachel King, deputy director of economic vitality, city and county of Broomfield
Jill Mendoza, economic development director, town of Superior
Chandler Van Schaack, principal planner, city of Boulder