Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference & Forecast

Nov. 16, 2023, Embassy Suites, Boulder

Main Stage

8:55 a.m.

Welcome — Chris Wood, Editor & Publisher, BizWest

9 to 9:25 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.

9:25 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.

Main stage: COMMERCIAL

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tightened Lending

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?


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?

Main Stage: Plenary

Noon to 1:25 p.m.

Luncheon Panel:

Property Crime

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? 

Main stage: COMMERCIAL

1:40 to 2:50 p.m.

Municipal Backlog:

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? 


1:40 to 2:50 p.m.

Broker Commissions

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.

Main Stage: Plenary

3 to 4 p.m.

Breaking Ground

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!

Gain the insights you’ll need in 2024!