Agenda

8:20 – 9:35 a.m. | Session I | Commercial and Residential Forecast (Plenary) 

Residential Forecast: The Northern Colorado housing market has changed rapidly in 2022, with rising interest rates dampening demand. 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.

Commercial Forecast: Commercial real estate endured sweeping changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects continue to be felt. What trends are we seeing in office, retail and industrial space? We’ll take a look at major developments and sales, as well as the latest vacancy and leasing statistics. 

Dennis Schick, RE/MAX Alliance; Ryan Schaefer, NAI Affinity

9:50 – 10:50 a.m.| Session II | Broker Commissions (Residential) 

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.

Moderator: Jeff Bosch, IRES MLS; Steve Baker, Sears Real Estate; John Francis, Davis Graham & Stubbs; Jon Goodman, Frascona, Joiner, Goodman & Greenstein PC

9:50 – 10:50 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 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!

Stacy Brown, town of Windsor; Paul Sizemore, city of Fort Collins; John Hall, city of Greeley; Jeremy Gleim, town of Johnstown; Robert Paulsen, city of Loveland

11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.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 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! 

Anne Best Johnson, town of Berthoud; Cody Bird, town of Wellington; Michael Masciola, Brighton Economic Development Corporation; Tony Chacon, city of Longmont; Jack Hill, town of Erie

11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. | Session III | Housing Policy Landscape (Residential)

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: Darin Atteberry, Elevations Credit Union; Mitch Nelson, Baessler Homes; Brian Rossbert, Housing Colorado; Jason Sherrill, Landmark Homes; Stacey Shea, Otis and Bedingfield, LLC

12:20 – 1:20 p.m. | Session IV | Job Growth Forecast (Plenary)

Economic performance — and demand for commercial real estate — varies by sector. What industries will experience the most demand in 2024, and what sectors will see demand wane? 

Moderator: Nick Haws, EPS Engineering; Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce; SeonAh Kendall, city of Fort Collins; Rich Werner, Upstate Colorado; Marcie Willard, city of Loveland

1:35 – 2:35 p.m. | Session V | Realtor Memberships (Residential)

Recent legal actions and settlements have shaken up the real estate industry, with some brokerages opting to end their affiliation with the National Association of Realtors. What does this mean for real estate agents, and how are brokerages in Northern Colorado responding?

Moderator: Kareen Kinzli Larsen, Kinzli Team RE/MAX Alliance; Erich Menzel, Loveland-Berthoud Association of Realtors; Marcus Valdez, Berkshire Hathaway

1:35 – 2:35 p.m. |Session V |  The Lending Horizon (Commercial)

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 Northern Colorado property owners and investors navigate this new lending environment, both for new developments and loans that are maturing?

Moderator: Jake Hallauer, NAI Affinity; Mark Brase, Points West Community Bank; Adam Frazier, Richmark; Chad McWhinney, McWhinney Real Estate Services Inc.; Nicholas Sly, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

2:50 – 3:50 p.m. Session VI | Nancy Gedeon, Demographer, State of Colorado (Plenary)

Demographic changes are coming to Colorado, with an aging population and slower population growth, even as Northern Colorado leads the state in net population increase. How will the region and state compete to attract and retain a qualified workforce, and what does this mean for the real estate sector?

Nancy Gedeon, State of Colorado