Session I | Breakfast Keynote 

Who can afford to buy a home with the affordability and inventory constraints of today’s market, the changing demographics of home buyers, student loan debt and the role the real estate agent plays? This presentation will examine the impact of rising home prices on home buyers and sellers.

Jessica Lautz, Managing Director, Survey Research & Communications, National Association of REALTORS®

Session II | Breaking Ground – I (Commercial) 

Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Johnstown, Evans, CSU

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.

Tom Leeson, Development Director, Development Review Center – Fort Collins

Brad Mueller, Director, Community Development Department, Greeley

Kelly Jones, Economic Development Director, City of Loveland Economic Development

Paula Mehle, AICP, Economic Development Manager, City of Evans

Fred Haberecht, University Planner, Colorado State University

Session II | Market Movers (Residential)

Higher interest rates and new federal tax policies promise big changes for the housing market. What effect will these policies have on residential sales and mortgage rates in Northern Colorado?

Eric Thompson, Owner, Windermere Real Estate

Michael Calcote, Chief Financial Officer, Elevations Credit Union

Stephan Weiler, Director, Regional Economic Development, Colorado State University

Ryan Sanger, Tax Partner, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP

Chris Hardy, Broker, Owner, Partner, Elevations Real Estate LLC

Session III | Breaking Ground – II (Commercial)

Windsor, Berthoud, Wellington, Tri-Towns, Brighton, Longmont

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.

Stacy Johnson, Director of Economic Development, Town of Windsor

Curt Freese, Community Development Director, Berthoud

Cody Bird, Town Planner, Wellington

Rich Werner, President & CEO, Upstate Colorado Economic Development

Holly Prather, Community Development Director, Brighton

Shawn Lewis, Assitant City Manager, City of Longmont

Session III | Technology Tools (Residential)

Residential real estate agents benefit from a variety of new technological tools to help them do their jobs, from mobile apps to advanced software. Hear about some of the latest innovations that can help make a broker’s job easier.

Tim DeLeon, Broker Associate/Partner, The Group Inc.

Sarnen Steinbarth, Owner, Turbo Tenant

Session IV | Commercial and Residential Forecast

Residential Forecast: What do the latest numbers tell us about the residential market in Northern Colorado? We’ll examine sales numbers, listings, average and median prices and much more.

Lauren Hansen, CEO, IRES

Commercial Forecast: Office, retail and industrial space are filling up throughout Northern Colorado. We’ll take a look at major developments and sales, as well as the latest vacancy and leasing statistics.

Jay Hardy, President, Brinkman

Aki Palmer, Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Session V | Demand Drivers (Commercial) 

Northern Colorado is projected to add hundreds of thousands of residents in the coming decades. What industries will help drive demand for future office, industrial, warehouse and distribution space, how are communities working to meet that future demand, and where will the business parks of the future be located?

Andy Montgomery, CEO, Northern Colorado Economic Alliance

Josh Guernsey, Managing Partner, Waypoint Real Estate

Mark Bradley, Co-Founder & Broker, Realtec Commercial Real Estate Services Inc.

Ashley Stiles, Vice President of Commercial Development, McWhinney

Moderator: Julie Baird, VP, Regional Manager and Counsel, First American Exchange Company

Session V | National Players (Residential) 

National home-building companies increasingly are operating along the northern Front Range. Who is in the market, what types of properties are they building, and how has their presence affected locally based builders?

Brandon Myers, President, WestMark Homes Colorado, LLC

Gino Campana, Founder and President, Bellsimo Inc.

Landon Hoover, President & Partner, Hartford Homes

Steve Spanjer, Founder-President, Spanjer Homes

Moderator: Brandon Wells, President, The Group LLC

Session VI | Icons of Real Estate

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 Northern Colorado’s top real estate developers, investors and founders in this second annual panel of leaders in commercial real estate market.

Kevin Brinkman, Co-Founder & Partner, Brinkman & Brinkman Construction

Larry Kendall, Retired Chairman, The Group Inc.

Martin Lind, CEO, Water Valley

Chad McWhinney, CEO & Co-Founder, McWhinney

Connie Dohn, Chief Financial Officer, Dohn Construction, Inc.

Moderator: Michael Payne, Founding Member & Attorney, Coan, Payton & Payne