9 to 10:15 a.m. | Forecasts | Plenary
Residential Forecast: What do the latest numbers tell us about the residential market in the Boulder Valley? We’ll examine sales numbers, listings, average and median prices and much more.
Todd Gullette, Managing Broker, Re/Max of Boulder
Commercial Forecast: Office, retail and industrial space is filling up throughout the Boulder Valley. We’ll take a look at major developments and sales, as well as the latest vacancy and leasing statistics.
Angela Topel, Senior Broker, Associate
10:30 to 11:50 a.m. | Big Tech Settles In | Commercial
Boulder’s tech economy long has always attracted global brands such as IBM Corp., but what major technology companies are entering and expanding in the market today? We’ll examine the surging Boulder tech scene, including expansions by Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Uber and many others!
10:30 to 11:50 a.m. | The Impact of Blockchain | Residential
Blockchain technologies are allowing for a shared, nationwide database of houses on the market. What impact are these platforms having on the housing market in the Boulder Valley, and how should Realtors respond?
Anthony Meisner, Sales Representative, Land Title Guarantee Company
Jim Merrion, Realtor, Coldwell Banker
Elizabeth Million, Vice President of Mortage Lending, Elevations Credit Union
Bryan Young, CEO, Cuvia Labs
Moderated by: Jay Kalinski, Broker/Owner, Re/Max of Boulder
12:05 to 1:25 p.m. | Keynote addresses | Plenary
Brad Blackwell, EVP Housing Policy and Homeownership Growth Strategies, Wells Fargo
John Covert, Senior Director West Region, MetroStudy
1:40 to 2:50 p.m. | Breaking Ground | Commercial
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. 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!
Roger Caruso, Economic Development Director, City of Lafayette
Tony Chacon, Redevelopment Manager, City of Longmont
Aaron DeJong, Economic Development Director, City of Louisville
Clint Folsom, Mayor, Town of Superior
Jennifer Pinsonneault, Business Liaison, Housing & Sustainability, City of Boulder Community Vitality
Ben Pratt, Economic Development Manager, Town of Erie
Dave Shinneman, Community Development Director, City and County of Broomfield
1:40 to 2:50 p.m. | Wrestling with Supply | Residential
Boulder Valley faces a critical shortage of housing, with supply falling far short of demand. Lack of inventory, issues with infill development, height limits, accessory-dwelling units and zoning add to the challenge. What policy changes would developers like to see to address the problem?
Dan Nickless, Division President, CalAtlantic Homes
John Covert, Senior Director – West Region, MetroStudy
Bruce Dierking, Founding Partner, Packard and Dierking, LLC
Moderated by: Duane Duggan, Broker Associate, Re/Max of Boulder
3 to 4 p.m. | Icons of Real Estate | Plenary
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Development, investment and ownership of commercial real estate require knowledge, instinct and strategic thinking. So how do the region’s commercial experts do what they do? Ask questions of the Boulder Valley’s top real estate developers, investors and owners to learn their best practices and valuable advice.
Tom Kalinski, Founder, Re/Max of Boulder
Stephanie Iannone, Managing Broker, Housing Helpers
Seth Chernoff, CEO, Chernoff Boulder Properties