REIS Announces 2015 Real Estate Symposium
The Real Estate Investment Society’s (REIS) “2015 Real Estate Symposium,” will be held on October 2nd at Florida Gulf Coast University. The half-day workshop is rich with information to help local governments, landowners, developers, lenders, attorneys, planners, brokers, and design and construction professionals understand the dynamics of Southwest Florida’s real estate market. The Symposium is presented by REIS in cooperation with the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University and American Planning Association, Florida Chapter. The event is sponsored by ROETZEL, VIP Realty – Commercial, LandQwest Property Management, Neal Communities, and IBERIABANK.
The fast-paced program will feature insight from government, economic development, and business leaders. Panel discussions and Q&A sessions will address specific issues. Brian Hamman, Chairman of the Lee County Board of Commissioners will deliver the welcome address.
“National and International Economic Trends” will be presented by Dr. Randy Anderson, Ph.D., CRE, President of Griffin Capital Asset Management. “State Economic Trends” will be discussed by Dr. Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist & Director of Research at the Florida Chamber Foundation. “Regional Economic Trends & Growth” will be addressed by Dr. Robert Beatty, DBA, Dean of Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Local trends and issues will be discussed by a panel of industry experts. Adam Palmer, CCIM, of LandQwest Commercial, will provide the broker’s perspective and Mark Stevens, President of Stevens Construction, will present the builder’s perspective. The developer’s perspective will be provided by Blake Gable, President of Real Estate Development – Barron Collier Companies, and Michael Greenberg, Southwest Florida Regional President of Neal Communities.
REIS President Matt Simmons notes that "The real estate industry is adapting to new market trends and economics and REIS is pleased to provide a forum with knowledge and ideas that will help our members and our community leaders succeed in this dynamic environment. The presenters are leading experts who will share their expertise with property owners, government officials, and real estate development professionals who attend.”
The half-day workshop will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the program at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 2nd, at Florida Gulf Coast University. Admission is $25 for members of REIS and APA, $15 for active college students, and $45 for all other interested persons. Admission includes a campus parking pass and refreshments. Continuing Education Credits for certified planners are pending approval. Seating is limited and reservations are required by September 30th. Reservations may be made online at www.reis-swfl.org.
ROETZEL is the title sponsor of the workshop. Gold sponsors are VIP Realty – Commercial, LandQwest Property Management, and Neal Communities. IBERIABANK is a Silver sponsor. REIS is an independent professional organization, dedicated to assisting members in the effective utilization of real estate through networking, education, public service, and a common voice on pertinent issues. REIS information and program schedule are available at www.reis-swfl.org.
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