Real Estate & Construction  November 10, 2023

Increased property crime to be discussed at Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference

Realtors can earn 8 continuing-ed credits at Nov. 16 event

BOULDER — Owners of real property have seen an uptick in vandalism and burglaries in certain areas of the Boulder Valley. Participants in BizWest’s Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference will engage in discussion about that issue at the Thursday event next week.

A panel will discuss what is driving the increase, how property owners can work with police to address the issues and what effect it has on commercial brokers seeking to lease space in affected areas.

Members of the panel include:


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Real estate professionals are eligible to earn eight continuing-education credits at the 16th annual conference at the Embassy Suites in Boulder. The credits are offered through BoLo Realtors and the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.

The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with sessions focused on aspects of residential and commercial real estate, including a residential forecast by Todd Gullette, managing broker of Re/Max of Boulder.

Geoffrey Keys, managing broker of Keys Commercial Real Estate LLC, will lead a panel discussion of trends in the commercial sector.

Other sessions will explore:

  • Broker Commissions: a discussion over litigation involving the National Association of Realtors and other groups that could redefine how commissions are handled, affecting both consumers and Realtors.
  • Tightened Lending: exploring how rising interest rates will impact the lending environment for commercial real estate, including loans coming up for renewal.
  • Housing Policy: discussion of changes in state and local housing policy, including recent and proposed efforts to boost affordable housing.
  • Municipal Backlog: exploring delays in the development-review process.
  • Breaking Ground: exploring new development projects in seven area cities.

Registration for the conference can be accomplished on the BizWest website. The early-bird registration fee is $85 through Nov. 15. CE credits are purchased separately and are available for $20.

Sponsors include charter sponsor Re/Max of Boulder; title sponsor Elevations Credit Union; supporting sponsor Baseline/McWhinney; and associate sponsors Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP,  Blue Federal Credit Union, the Boulder Chamber, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, EideBailly LLP, First American Title Co., FirstBank, Golden Triangle Construction Co., Vortic Watch Co., and WK Real Estate.

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