Conference to address issues critical to Boulder Valley market

Posted by Tom Kalinski Founder RE/MAX of Boulder on Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 1:28pm.

From trends in real estate investing to recovering from disasters such as the September flood among the topics, attendees at this year’s Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference and Forecast will receive an invaluable education on the Boulder Valley market.

The event is set for 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the University of Colorado Stadium Club at Folsom Field, 2400 Colorado Ave.

Brad Blackwell, executive vice president, Portfolio Business Manager, Wells Fargo, is returning as one of two keynote speakers. Blackwell will speak on “The National Picture: Mortgage Markets in 2014.” He last spoke at the conference in 2010, when he was retail national sales manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

  Tom Binnings, senior partner of Summit Economics LLC, will also serve as a keynote speaker at the conference. He will speak on “The New Normal.”


The topics up for discussion at the event include: 

  • The Art of Investment – The Boulder Valley is  emerging quickly from its real estate doldrums, with investment  opportunities abounding. What trends should would-be investors be aware of in the Boulder Valley, and how are the best deals structured? Experts will discuss what they or their clients look for in a pro forma to ensure the highest return on investment.

  • Breaking Ground – 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. A panel of development directors will provide a complete rundown of the region’s top projects.  

  • Disaster Lesson Plan: Floods, Fires and Recovery – Preparing for – and recovering from – natural disasters is a monumental task involving property owners, tenants, lenders, insurers and many others. What mitigation measures can owners take, and what effect has the recent flooding had on the Boulder Valley real estate market?

  • Visionary Ventures – Key properties throughout the Boulder Valley offer unique opportunities for creatively addressing civic and business needs, from Boulder’s Civic Area Project to the University of Colorado’s East Campus, to the “civic-use” pad at the St. Julien hotel. A panel will present ideas for these distinct properties.

  • Home-Building Revival – With inventories of existing homes plummeting, home building is back in the Boulder Valley. Experts will provide a complete rundown of the newest single-family and multifamily projects emerging throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties. What do residential real estate agents need to know about these new developments, and how can they get in on the ground floor of the sales process?

Re/Max of Boulder Managing Broker D.B. Wilson will join Lynda Gibbons, president and managing broker of Gibbons-White Inc., and Chris Boston, vice president of Brokerage Services for Gibbons-White, will provide forecasts for the Boulder Valley’s residential and commercial markets.

Tickets for the conference are $49 and include lunch and refreshments. To register, visit

To learn more about sponsoring the event, please contact Kevin Loewen, 303-630-1945 or


Tom Kalinski 
Owner and Founder
RE/MAX of Boulder

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