2021 Agenda

9 to 10:15 a.m.

Session I


Residential Forecast: The Boulder Valley housing market has been red-hot, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. What do the latest numbers tell us about the residential market in the region? We’ll examine sales numbers, listings, average and median prices and much more.

Commercial Forecast: Commercial real estate has endured sweeping changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. What trends are we seeing in office, retail and industrial space? We’ll take a look at major developments and sales, as well as the latest vacancy and leasing statistics. Plus, Lynda Gibbons’ insider tips!

Todd Gullette (Residential)

Managing Broker
RE/MAX of Boulder

Lynda Gibbons (Commercial)

President & Managing Broker
Gibbons-White Inc.

Gregory Glass (Commercial)

Senior Broker Associate
Gibbons-White Inc.

10:30 to 11:50 a.m.

Session II

Institutional Frenzy

Large-scale investors and the impact on smaller buyers

Large institutional buyers have been snapping up commercial real estate portfolios along the Front Range. What is driving this frenzied market? And with record-breaking prices commonplace, what types of properties are left for smaller buyers and potential owner-occupiers?

Juliana Massaro (moderator)

Special Counsel
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Andrew Freeman

Freeman Myre Inc.

John Jugl

Vice Chairman of the Western Region

Jeremy Kroner

First Vice President

10:30 to 11:50 a.m.

Session III

Creative Lending Solutions

Home buyers have faced a difficult market, with high demand and limited inventory driving up prices. Bidding wars have become commonplace in the Boulder Valley, and appraisals have not been keeping up with price escalations. What innovative lending solutions have emerged to help buyers close the gap?

Lisa Wade (moderator)

Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder

Nick Friedman

Co-Founder & COO

Bill Kamin

Appraisal Consultants, Inc.

Alan Smith

Broker / Owner
RE/MAX Professionals

Ariel Solomon

Colorado Mortgage Division Manager
Premier Mortgage

12:05 to 12:35 p.m.

Session IV

Census 2020

Population Trends and the Real Estate Market

The 2020 Census numbers are in, but what does the data say about the Boulder Valley and Front Range housing markets? How will changes in population and demographics affect housing demand and inventory, as well as housing types? With the 2020 count behind us, we’ll take a look at what to expect in residential demand in the next decade.

Elizabeth Garner (keynote)

State Demographer
State of Colorado

12:35 to 1:25 p.m.

Session V

Lab-Space Shortage

Challenges in addressing a critical need

Laboratory space is in short supply throughout the Boulder-Denver corridor, and building out new space is a costly endeavor. What real estate options exist for startup and established life-sciences companies in the Boulder Valley, and how can developers help fill the void, either through new construction or conversion of existing buildings?

Erik Abrahamson

First Vice President

Tod Brainard

Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Tritower Financial Group

John Lasell

Senior Vice President
NexCore Group

Michelle McNamara

Senior Project Manager
Service First Permits

1:40 to 2:50 p.m.

Session VI

Breaking Ground

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!

Matt Brandon

Business Development Officer
City and County of Broomfield

Tony Chacon

Redevelopment Program Manager
City of Longmont

Jacob Lindsey

Director of Planning and Development Services
City of Boulder

Jill Mendoza

Economic Development Manager
Town of Superior

Megan Pierce

Economic Vitality Director
City of Louisville

Lucas Workman

Economic Development Coordinator
Town of Erie

1:40 to 2:50 p.m.

Session VII

Are we in a bubble?

Surging housing prices. Low inventories. Bidding wars. These factors have led some to conclude that the current housing boom is a bubble, but what do the underlying numbers really tell us about the market? What should buyers, sellers and agents expect in the coming months, and what would a bubble really look like?

Duane Duggan (moderator)

Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder

Lou Barnes

Senior Mortgage Loan Officer
Premier Mortgage Group

Brian Lewandowski

Executive Director, Business Research Division
CU Boulder, Leeds School of Business

Daphne Queen

Broker / Owner
8z Real Estate

Lynn Ryan

Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder

3 to 4 p.m.

Session VIII

Infill Development

Challenges in addressing a critical need

Redevelopment has become a common occurrence in landlocked Boulder. Developers seeking opportunities in the city have found widespread opportunities to transform underused properties. But challenges also exist, from complex city zoning policies to escalating costs. What does the future hold for this key component of Boulder real estate, and what effect will the new Boulder City Council have on infill development?

Geoffrey Keys (moderator)

Managing Broker
Skye Commercial

John Koval

Vice President & Director of Development
Coburn Development

Marc Painter

Holland & Hart

Mark Wallach

City Council Member
City of Boulder