CU Real Estate Forum on tap Feb. 26-27 in Denver

Jeff DeBoer of Washington, D.C.-based The Real Estate Roundtable will keynote the CU Real Estate Center’s annual Real Estate Forum from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.

The forum will kick off with an exclusive networking party Wednesday evening, Feb. 26, at Los Chingones in Denver’s River North Art District, followed by the Thursday forum at Mile High Station in Denver.

The program will include:

The Intersection of Entertainment and Real Estate: There is a growing trend of real estate projects driven and anchored by entertainment uses. A panel of speakers will include Marc Perusse, director of acquisitions of Revesco Properties, the developer of the River Mile project, which will be experiential art disruptor Meow Wolf’s new Denver home; Patrick Walsh of the McGregor Square development adjacent to Coors Field; and Daniel Aizenman with Stantec, part of the design team for McGregor Square.

Keynote – A View from Washington: Jeff DeBoer, president & CEO of The Real Estate Roundtable will provide a look inside the beltway, discussing the anticipated impact of political trends and the upcoming elections on the real estate industry.

Jeff DeBoer

Fireside Chat: Jeff DeBoer and Ric Clarke, senior managing partner and chairman, Brookfield Property Group, Brookfield Property Partners and Brookfield Property REIT will examine the future of global real estate.

Focus on Multi-Family: Doug Bibby, president of the National Multi-Family Housing Council, will provide a state-of-the-industry view of national multifamily trends and issues. He will then moderate a panel of local and national multifamily players. Panelists will include developers, owners and operators, including David Kim, CEO, Bascom Group, and Scott Johnson, Division President, LMC.

The iBuying Revolution: iBuying companies, who purchase homes based on market data without inspections or brokers, are increasing their market share. Mike del Prete, scholar in residence and nationally recognized iBuyer expert and real estate tech strategist, will provide his insights on the growing trend.

The Economic Crystal Ball: Brian Lewandowski, president of the Denver Association of Business Economists, a nationally recognized economist and associate director of the Business Research Division at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder, will provide an outlook on local and regional economic trends for the new year and beyond.

There will be an optional tour at 12:30 p.m. of Meow Wolf (limited space available).

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Edited by the Colorado Real Estate Journal staff.