2022 Agenda

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Session I



Residential Forecast: After years of a red-hot housing market, the Boulder Valley is seeing a cooling to more-normal sales activity. 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.

Todd Gullette (Residential)

Managing Broker
RE/MAX of Boulder

Geoffrey Keys (Commercial)

Managing Broker
Skye Commercial

Andrew Freeman (Commercial)

Broker Associate
WK Real Estate

Angela Topel (Commercial)

Vice President-Brokerage
Gibbons-White Inc. 

Todd Walsh (Commercial)

Managing Broker
Market Real Estate

10:15 to 11:25 a.m.

Session II

Life Sciences Ecosystems

How developers can help fuel a vital sector


National investors are flocking to Boulder and Broomfield counties, with plans for millions of square feet devoted to the life-sciences sector. But what goes into a successful life-sciences ecosystem, and what will this expansion do for the region’s economy?

Elyse Blazevich (moderator)

President & CEO
Colorado Bioscience Association

Erik Abrahamson

Senior Vice President

Scott Caldwell

Senior Vice President 
Lincoln Property Co.

Mike Ruhl

Vice President of Leasing 
BioMed Realty

10:15 to 11:25 a.m.

Session II

Trend Lines

What rising interest rates mean for the housing market 


The housing market has changed dramatically in recent months, with rising interest rates dampening demand, including in the Boulder Valley. What effect have these changes had on mortgage rates, agent count, business models, trends in types of loans, and buyer preferences?

Duane Duggan (moderator)

Broker Associate
Re/Max Boulder

Lou Barnes

Loan Officer
Cherry Creek Mortgage

Bianca Griffith

Real Estate Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder


Jonathan Hartman

Area Mortgage Sales Manager
U.S. Bank


Marcia Water

Division Director
Colorado Department Regulatory Agencies, Division of  Real Estate


11:40 to 12:35 p.m.

Session III

Earth, Wind & Fire

Rebuilding after the Marshall Fire


From emotional toil to issues with insurance, regulations, supply chains, and inflation, victims of the Marshall Fire in Louisville, Superior, and unincorporated Boulder County have weathered more than just a firestorm. What lessons have been learned from this disaster, what is the current state of rebuilding efforts, and how can similar disasters be averted in the future?

Alicia Miller (moderator)

Broker Associate
Re/Max Boulder

Brett Allen

External Relations Chair
Rocky Mountain Association of Public Insurance Adjusters

Josh Marks

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti,LLP


Scott Rodwin

Rodwin Architecture/ Skycastle Construction


Kristin Taylor

Operations Manager
Blue Spruce Construction Services


12:35 to 1:25 p.m.

Session IV

Over the Horizon

Major developments on the periphery of Boulder County


Large developments are taking shape in communities surrounding Boulder County, with new offerings for housing, office, industrial/distribution, and other property types. What are some of the most significant projects in nearby communities, and how will those projects affect the Boulder County market?

Lucas High (moderator)

Associate Editor
BizWest Media

Kyle Harris

General Manager
McWhinney Real Estate Services Inc.

Dan Cohen

AC Development


Lindsey Kimball

Economic Development Director
City of Westminster


1:40 to 2:50 p.m.

Session V

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!

Jeff Brasel

Planning & Building Director
City of Lafayette

Lisa Houde

Senior Planner
City of Boulder


Tony Chacon

Redevelopment Program Manager
City of Longmont


Jill Mendoza

Economic Development Director
Town of Superior

Lucas Workman

Economic Development Coordinator
Town of Erie

Rob Zucarro

Planning & Building Safety Director
City of Louisville


Rachel King

Deputy Director of Economic Vitality
City & County of Broomfield 


1:40 to 2:50 p.m.

Session V

Short-term Rentals

Navigating the array of regulations


Area municipalities and counties have adopted different rules to govern short-term rentals, and making sense of the myriad regulations can be a confusing process. What are the different rules for area communities, and how is the short-term rental market affecting the home-buying industry?

Lisa Wade (moderator)

Broker Associate
Re/Max of Boulder

Ethan Abner

Long Range Planner
Boulder County

Tom Orlando

Owner & Managing Broker
Housing Helpers


Dan Page

Boulder Equity Partners


Matthew Athey

Jorgensen Brownell & Pepin PC


3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Session Vi

Climate Effect

Water, Weather, Energy & the Impact on Real Estate


Higher temperatures and extreme weather conditions are affecting a critical resource for the real estate sector: water. Some water districts and municipalities are struggling to meet the demand for new water taps, and drought conditions on the Colorado River could be felt along the Front Range. What challenges exist for developers and home builders in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado?

Adam Jokerst (moderator)

Rocky Mountain Regional Director
WesternWater Research, LLC.


Megan Gutwein

Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti, LLP


Kim Hutton

Water Resource Manager
City of Boulder


Ted Leighty

Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Denver