2020 Agenda

2020 Agenda

Day 1

Tuesday, Nov. 17 | 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Session I

Real Estate & the Economy

Commercial & Residential

Renowned Colorado economist Patty Silverstein will delve into the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including trends in labor force and employment, and what industries are expanding, and the resulting impact on demand for commercial real estate. She also will explore trends in consumer-spending activity, which is influenced by current residents and new transplants, and how that has affected the residential real estate market. This is a must-see keynote presentation!

Patty Silverstein (keynote)

President & Chief Economist
Development Research Partners

Tuesday, Nov. 17 | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Session II

Workouts & Workarounds

Commercial & Residential

Landlords have provided significant lease adjustments to cash-strapped tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many lenders have modified loan terms for landlords. What does the future hold for these arrangements, and how will it affect potential litigation, problem loans and foreclosures going forward?

Giovanni Ruscitti (moderator)

Managing Partner
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Stephen Tebo

Tebo Properties

Becky Callan Gamble

Dean Callan & Company

Jeff Wingert

W.W. Reynolds Companies

Gretchen Wahl

Senior Director, Community Manager

Tuesday, Nov. 17 | 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Session III

Breaking Ground

Commercial & Residential

Even during COVID-19, 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!

Tony Chacon

Redevelopment Manager
City of Longmont

Adam Hughes

Better City

Elaine McLaughlin

Senior Planner, Planning Department
City of Boulder

Megan Pierce

Economic Vitality Director
City of Louisville

Ben Pratt

Economic Development Director
Town of Erie

Jeff Romine

Dir. of Economic Vitality and Economist
City and County of Broomfield

End of Day 1

Day 2

Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Session IV

Commercial Forecast


Office and retail space has faced enormous challenges in 2020, while industrial has continued rapid growth in the region. We’ll take a look at major developments and sales, as well as the latest vacancy and leasing statistics.

Lynda Gibbons

President/Managing Broker
Gibbons White

Gregory Glass

Senior Broker Associate
Gibbons White

Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Session V

Deal Flow


Commercial real estate continues to attract interest from both local and national buyers, but what effect has the COVID-19 pandemic had on inventories of available properties, and how will difficulties in the office and retail sectors — as well as a strong industrial market — affect investment activity going forward?

Andrew Freeman (moderator)

Freeman Myre

Ben Woolf

Director of Investments
Conscience Bay Company

Brandon Jenkins

Regional Partner
St. John Properties

Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Session VI

The Election’s Over — Now What?


The election is over. What do the results mean for real estate financing, mortgage rates and other federal policies? And how will they impact real estate locally? We’ll discuss policy implications regarding HUD, FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Jay Kalinski (moderator)

RE/MAX of Boulder & RE/MAX Elevate

Lou Barnes

Senior Mortgage Loan Officer
Premier Mortgage Group

Elizabeth Peetz

Vice President of Government Affairs
Colorado Association of Realtors

Ted Leighty

Colorado Assn. of Home Builders

End of Day 2

Day 3

Thursday, Nov. 19 | 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Session VII

Residential Forecast


2020 has proved to be a volatile year for residential real estate. What do the latest numbers tell us about the housing market in the Boulder Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ll examine sales numbers, listings, average and median prices and much more. Don’t miss Todd Gullette’s keynote presentation!

Todd Gullette (keynote)

Managing Broker
RE/MAX of Boulder

Thursday, Nov. 19 | 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Session VIII

The COVID Effect


COVID-19 has had a dramatic effect on real estate, health care, government and other sectors, but what does 2021 hold for real estate and other industries? How has it affected the residential sales process, and how can residential agents be most effective during these unprecedented times? We’ll explore the impact on key sectors, as well as changing regulations, potential litigation and the impact of COVID-19 on iBuyers, Zillow and other trends.

Lisa Wade (moderator)

Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder

Lauren Hansen

Information and Real Estate Services LLC

Scott Peterson

General Counsel
Colorado Association of Realtors

Ben Keidan

VP, Chief Medical Officer
Boulder Community Health

Mark Woulf

Senior Manager, Economic Vitality & Business Services
City of Boulder

Thursday, Nov. 19 | 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Session IX

Rental Volatility


Rental markets have been disrupted by COVID-19, with uncertainties surrounding the student-housing market, along with eviction moratoria and proposals for limits on evictions without representation. How have all of these dynamics affected the market for rental housing in the Boulder Valley?

Duane Duggan (moderator)

Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder

Stephanie Ianonne

Managing Broker & Owner
Housing Helpers

Todd Ulrich

Premesys Group LLC / PG Rentals

Jeff Morris

Director of Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations
University of Colorado, Boulder

Thursday, Nov. 19 | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Session X

The National Outlook


What does the future hold for housing starts, home sales, prices and mortgage rates in 2021 and beyond? Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, will outline the latest data and provide his predictions for the nation’s housing market during the COVID-19 era.

Home-Building Forecast


Home-building has performed relatively well during the COVID-19 pandemic, but anxiety and uncertainty abound when it comes to how the sector will fare in 2021. Renowned home-building expert John Covert will outline the economic and health challenges confronting the region, and how they are likely to affect the home-building sector in the new year.

Lawrence Yun (keynote)

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research
National Association of Realtors

John Covert (keynote)

Regional Director

End of Conference