7:35 – 8:50 a.m. | Session I | Breakfast Keynote
Demographic changes are coming to Northern Colorado, with an ageing population and slow population growth, meaning that the state will have to compete much harder to attract and retain a qualified workforce. What does this mean for Northern Colorado and the real estate sector?
Elizabeth Garner, state demographer, Colorado
9:05 – 10:05 a.m. | Session II | Breaking Ground I (Commercial) Communities throughout Northern Colorado are seeing a wave of new commercial construction, with some projects in the planning stage and other already emerging from the ground. Our panel of development directors will provide a complete rundown of the region’s top projects.
Cameron Gloss, comprehensive planning manager, City of Fort Collins
Brad Mueller, community development director, City of Greeley
Robert Paulsen, current planning manager, City of Loveland
9:05 – 10:05 a.m. | Session II | Mortgage Rate Effects (Residential) Mortgage interest rates have been a huge factor in the strong real estate market. Where are interest rate headed in 2019, and what effect will that have on home sale in Northern Colorado? Our panel will explore those topics, as well as looser appraisal requirements for certain price ranges and the potential for longer-term mortgages.
Brett Holland, Home Mortgage Alliance LLC
Steve LaForest, branch manager, New American Funding
Brandon Myers, principal, WestMark Home Colorado LLC
Moderated by: Michael Calcote, chief financial officer, Elevations Credit Union
10:20 – 11:20 a.m. | Session III | Breaking Ground II (Commercial) Communities throughout Northern Colorado are seeing a wave of new commercial construction, with some projects in the planning stage and other already emerging from the ground. Our panel of development directors will provide a complete rundown of the region’s top projects.
Stacy Miller, director of economic development, Town of Windsor
Cody Bird, town planner, City of Wellington
Walt Elish, economic development director, Town of Berthoud
Tony Chacon, redevelopment & revitalization manager, City of Longmont
Ben Pratt, economic development manager, City of Erie
10:20 – 11:20 a.m. | Session III | The Supply Side (Residential) Even with a slowing residential market, supply constraints continue throughout Northern Colorado. What are the driving factors for low inventories, what price ranges face the greatest shortages, and what new subdivisions might help fill the gap?
Ron Harding, appraiser, Northern Colorado Appraisals
Robbie Miner, Sears Real Estate
Lauren Hansen, chief executive officer, IRES
Moderated by: Eric Thompson, president, Windermere Colorado
11:35 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. | Session IV | Commercial and Residential Forecast (Plenary)
Residential Forecast: What do the latest numbers tell us about the residential market in Northern Colorado? We’ll examine sales numbers, listings, average and median prices and much more.
Dennis Schick, broker/owner, Re/Max Alliance
Commercial Forecast: What’s hot and what’s not — state of the office, retail, industrial and multifamily markets. We’ll take a look at trends to watch for in 2019 and beyond, as well as the latest occupancy, leasing and sales statistics.
Mark Bradley, managing broker, Realtec
Jay Hardy, president, Brinkman
Ron Kuehl, broker, Realtec
1:05 – 2:05 p.m. | Session V | Real Estate Sales Training (Residential)
Real estate sales require organization, knowledge, determination and closing ability, but the process becomes especially challenging when the market is changing. What tips do local experts have for selling in today’s economy, when supply is limited and the future of interest rates is unknown?
Pam Cass, managing broker/partner, The Group Inc.
Jeremy Johnson, broker associate, Re/Max Alliance
Angie Spangler, Realtor, Re/Max Advanced Inc.
1:05 – 2:05 p.m. | Session V | Opportunity Zones (Commercial)
Opportunity Zones – New federal law has created a number of opportunity zones in Northern Colorado, providing incentives for developers to invest capital gains in economically distressed areas. What exactly are opportunity zones, what areas in the region are affected, and why does it matter?
Julie Baird, vice president, western regional manager and counsel, First American Exchange Company
Jon Nicholas, president & chief executive officer, Estes Park EDC
Jana Persky, strategic initiatives manager, OEDIT
Moderated by: Paul Mueller, principal, Mueller Pye & Associates
2:20 – 3:20 p.m. | Session VI | Icons of Real Estate & Construction (Plenary)
Linda Hopkins, broker/owner, The Group LLC
David Everitt, principal, Everitt Companies
Bob Tointon, chief executive officer, Phelps-Tointon
Gene Vaughan, broker/owner, Re/Max Alliance
Steve Stansfield, broker/owner, Realtec Real Estate Services
Moderated by: Michael Payne, partner, Coan, Payton & Payne LLC