Fall real estate conference examines residential and commercial trends across U.S., Colorado and Boulder Valley

Posted by Tom Kalinski Founder RE/MAX of Boulder on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 12:52pm.

photo courtesy of BizWest

“Climb Higher – Real Estate at the Next Level” ” is the theme for the eighth annual Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference and Forecast, set for Nov. 18, 2015.

Presented by BizWest and Re/Max of Boulder, Inc., the event offers an intensive schedule of national keynote speakers and local real estate experts providing perspective on mortgage rates, residential trends, commercial activity, and current real estate and appraisal issues in Colorado and Boulder County.

Commercial real estate experts will examine commercial developments since 2014, address concerns about commercial space, and highlight trends in development and revitalization – including a rundown of current and upcoming projects.  Residential real estate experts will focus on the impact of pricing spikes for Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield and other communities and explore causes of the lack of inventory.

The conference kicks-off with a residential and commercial forecast for 2016. D.B. Wilson of Re/Max of Boulder will present the residential forecast, including indications from the latest figures on sales, listings, average and median prices.

Lynda Gibbons of Gibbons-White, Inc. will address the commercial forecast, discussing the fast-filling Boulder Valley retail and industrial space, major developments, sales and the latest vacancy and leasing statistics.

Two speakers present the keynote address which will spotlight  trends and the economic and housing outlook for 2016 nationwide and locally. “The View from Washington,” presented by Paul Bishop, vice president of research for the National Association of Realtors, examines the national perspective and feature national trends for the mortgage and housing markets and the overall economic outlook. He will compare national trends to those in Colorado and the Boulder-area.

The Colorado perspective, “The View from Denver,” is presented by John Covert, regional director for the Colorado/New Mexico Metrostudy. He will assess statewide statistics for Colorado’s housing market and the outlook for 2016. 

Other presentations include hot topics such as “Icons of Real Estate,” “Top Reasons There’s No Inventory,” “Breaking Ground” and “Politics and Policy.”

Demographic trends and impacts will be brought into focus in “Market Movers” with discussion among a diverse group of panelists including Colorado’s state demographer, transportation and utility executives, and state school officials. 

Speakers and panelists include experts from Re/Max of Boulder and Re/Max Alliance, local city governments, elected city officials, mortgage companies, transportation and school and the National Association of Realtors. 

The conference is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the University of Colorado Boulder Glen Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center. 

Learn more about the conference and speakers by visiting http://fallrealestateconference.com

Cost is $59 per person with online registration by Nov. 17 and can be purchased at https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1768891.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $69 per person. 

Attendees are eligible to earn six Van Education credits by attending the conference.

Tom Kalinski 
Owner and Founder
RE/MAX of Boulder

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