Time: 8 a.m. - 12 noon Date: 9/8/2021Location: Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers
Annual half-day event to focus on water issues and impacts on real estate and economic development. We have reached on-site capacity and registration is closed. Please register for the online presentation posted above.
The relationship between water quality and growth in Southwest Florida will be the focus of the 2021 REIS Real Estate Symposium, presented by the Real Estate Investment Society and Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) at FGCU. The half-day, interactive workshop will include panel discussions to address water quality challenges, impacts on growth, design and development considerations, and solutions and community initiatives.
Welcome & Commentary
Michael Martin, Ph.D.
President, Florida Gulf Coast University
Bill Morris, PE
President, Real Estate Investment Society
State Senator Ray Rodrigues
FGCU Water School Presentations & Discussion
Greg Tolley, PhD, Executive Director, FGCU Water School
Blue Green Algae - Barry Rosen, PhD, Professor
Red Tide - Michael Parsons, PhD, Professor
Hurricanes - Jo Muller, PhD, Arts & Sciences Chair
Shelton Weeks, PhD, Lucas Professor of Real Estate
How is Water Quality Affecting Real Estate?
Sean Ellis, Roetzel & Andress
Tourism & Retail - Jay Johnson, Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon
Property Values - Nelson Taylor, LSI Companies
Planning & Risk Management - Steve Hilfiker, ERMI
Sales & Marketing - Corey McCloskey, NABOR
What Are Community Leaders Doing to Effect Change?
Josh Philpott, Stantec
Kevin Ruane, Chair, Lee County Board of Commissioners
Michael Savarese, PhD, SW Florida Resiliency Compact
Mayor John Gunter, City of Cape Coral
How Can We Make A Difference?
Greg Blurton, Edison National Bank
Ryan Orgera, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation
Trish Fancher, Keep Lee County Beautiful
Daniel Andrews, Captains for Clean Water
The Symposium will be in the Cohen Center at Florida Gulf Coast University from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on September 8th. Be sure to print the attached parking pass and place it on your dashboard when you arrive. A campus map is attached for directions to the parking garage.
Title Sponsor: Roetzel & Andress
Gold Sponsors: Morris-Depew Associates
Environmental Risk Management, Inc.
Silver Sponsors: Edison National Bank
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