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 Muellercommunity development director, City of Greeley

Robert Paulsencurrent 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 HollandHome Mortgage Alliance LLC

Steve LaForestbranch manager, New American Funding

Brandon Myersprincipal, WestMark Home Colorado LLC

Moderated by: Michael Calcotechief 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 Millerdirector of economic development, Town of Windsor

Cody Birdtown planner, City of Wellington

Walt Elisheconomic development director, Town of Berthoud

Tony Chaconredevelopment & revitalization manager, City of Longmont

Ben Pratteconomic 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 Hardingappraiser, Northern Colorado Appraisals

Robbie MinerSears Real Estate

Lauren Hansenchief executive officer, IRES

Moderated by: Eric Thompsonpresident, 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 Schickbroker/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 Hardypresident, Brinkman

Ron Kuehlbroker, 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 Johnsonbroker 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 Nicholaspresident & chief executive officer, Estes Park EDC

Jana Persky, strategic initiatives manager, OEDIT

Moderated by: Paul Muellerprincipal, Mueller Pye & Associates

2:20 – 3:20 p.m. | Session VI | Icons of Real Estate & Construction (Plenary) 

Linda Hopkinsbroker/owner, The Group LLC

David Everittprincipal, Everitt Companies

Bob Tointon, chief executive officer, Phelps-Tointon

Gene Vaughanbroker/owner, Re/Max Alliance

Steve Stansfieldbroker/owner, Realtec Real Estate Services

Moderated by: Michael Paynepartner, Coan, Payton & Payne LLC