2019 BOULDER VALLEY REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE

 

Registration – 8:15 a.m.

9 to 10:15 a.m. | Forecasts | Plenary

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.

Todd Gullette, managing broker, Re/Max of Boulder

Commercial Forecast: Office, retail and industrial space is 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, president & managing broker, Gibbons-White Inc

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. | The Big Projects | Commercial

Boulder might be landlocked, but major properties are slated for development or redevelopment in the coming years, both inside the city and beyond. What visions will drive transformation of these properties, and how do city desires mesh with those of property owners and developers? Our panel will discuss projects such as the Armory on North Broadway, the Colorado Tech Center and the Phillips 66 development.

Moderated by: Tasha Power, partner, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Panelists:
Chad Brue, Brue Baukol Capital Partners
Ryan Good, executive vice president & partner, Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners
Kim Sperry, managing director, Pollack Shores

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. | What’s Next in Real Estate? | Residential

Instant offers and iBuyers, technology-driven appraisals — technology continues to revolutionize the residential real estate sector. What are the latest trends, and how will they affect how homes are bought and sold in the Boulder Valley?

Moderated by: Jay Kalinski, Re/Max of Boulder

Panelists:
Anthony Meisner, Land Title Guarantee Company
Kelly Moye, broker, Re/Max Alliance Northwest
Melanie Nygren, branch Manager and loan officer, Premier Mortgage Group

11:15 a.m. –  12:05 p.m. | Lunch & Networking/Exhibitors

12:05 to 1:25 p.m. | Keynote addresses | Plenary

Marcel Arsenault, principal and founder, Real Capital Solutions
What to Expect:  Commercial Real Estate in the Coming Years — Commercial real estate operates in cycles, and sub-sectors can plateau at different times. Famed real estate investor Marcel Arsenault will describe what metrics he examines in order to predict real estate cycles, to ensure that he’s buying low and selling high.

Steve Murray, principal, RealTrends
Challenges and Opportunities — The role of real estate agents and brokerage firms is challenged as never before. Yet usage and satisfaction continue to be at record-high levels.  Murray will address why this is so and how real estate professionals will continue to play a vital role in the dream of homeownership, even as he relates some of the latest trends for real estate sales in the Boulder Valley and beyond.

1:40 to 2:50 p.m. | 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!

Anna Bertanzetti, director of planning, City and County of Broomfield
Roger Caruso, economic-development director, City of Lafayette
Tony Chacon, redevelopment manager, City of Longmont
Clint Folsom, mayor, Town of Superior
Chris Meschuk, assistant city manager/Interim planning director, City of Boulder
Ben Pratt, economic development manager, Town of Erie
Robert Zuccaro, director of planning & building safety, City of Louisville

1:40 to 2:35 p.m. | State of Real Estate | Residential

Looking at the future of the real estate sector requires close attention to a variety of metrics. Our expert panel will discuss the latest numbers and trends in mortgage rates, home building, developed lots, population projections, sales activity, appreciation and more.

Moderated by: Duane Duggan, Re/Max of Boulder

Panelists:
Chris Akers, economist, Colorado Demography Office
Lou Barnes, senior mortgage loan officer, Premier Mortgage Group
John Covert, senior director, MetroStudy’s Colorado-New Mexico region
Ted Leighty, CEO, Colorado Association of Home Builders

2:35 to 3:00 p.m. | Networking/ Exhibitors

3 to 4 p.m. | The Boulder Horizon | Plenary

Development in Boulder has faced a wave of restrictions in recent years, including a building moratorium in the opportunity zone, more-restrictive height limits, affordable-housing linkage fees, requirements for ground-floor retail in certain neighborhoods, large-lot restrictions, potential downzoning and more. How have these approaches affected commercial and residential development within the city, and what approach will a new city council likely take?

Moderated by: Geoffrey Keys, President, Keys Commercial Real Estate LLC

Panelists:
Becky Callan Gamble, president, Dean Callan & Co.
Clif Harald, executive director, Boulder Economic Council
John Koval, vice president — operations & director of development, Coburn Development
Stephen Tebo, founder & owner, Tebo Properties