2017 RealShare Apartments
10/18/2017 - Main Conference Opening & Welcome Reception
12:30 pm - 1:45 pmRegistration
1:45 pm - 2:00 pmOpening Remarks by GlobeSt.com
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmKeynote: Technology Disruption in Multifamily Real Estate
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmThe Investing Evolution: Crowdfunding and other Innovations
Gary Bechtel, President, Money360
Traditionally, institutional investors have been slow to adapt to changes in markets and technology so developers are turning to online forms of investment. Plus, managing the complex processes and financials of multiple assets and investments can be a time-consuming and difficult task. How are top executives leveraging technology to streamline this process? Accessibility of data to stakeholders at every level is important, but how can this real-time data positively affect your bottom line? With crowdfunding, marketplace lending, and automated portfolios rising in popularity are we on the verge of an evolution for real estate investing?
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmProperty & Asset Management: Implementing Automation for Productivity Enhancement
Mike Ballard, Partner, Ascent Multifamily Accounting
Property management is ever changing, as technology becomes a top priority for operators. New strategies are helping property managers keep up with maintenance, payment and organization, while renters are now demanding everything from free wireless to digital rent payments. How are industry professionals responding to these trends and preparing for the future?
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmNetworking Break
4:00 pm - 4:15 pmFannie and Freddie: An Economic Outlook
Although there is still discussion around reform and tighter regulations, GSEs continue to support the growth of multifamily debt. Both Fannie & Freddie remain key elements of the US housing market and are, in fact, the biggest sources of apartment financing in the US. In this year’s economic study the organization estimated moderate growth for 2017, how is that progressing and what can be expected for the rest of the year? 
4:15 pm - 5:00 pmRoundtable Discussions

Join industry leaders for a constructive networking session and an in-depth look at specific commercial real estate sectors. These small interactive sessions allow attendees to discuss their approach to each topic with like-minded individuals.

Sector Roundtable 1 Sector Roundtable 2Sector Roundtable 3Sector Roundtable 4Sector Rountable 5
Workforce & Affordable Housing

While government entities have put an emphasis on affordable housing, workforce housing remains low in most urban areas. Is there a solution in-sight? Plus how will less regulations change the game for affordable housing? 

Student Housing
Demand for student housing is high and rents continue to grow at a healthy rate so what can we expect from the next few years? 
Senior Housing
As the new administration makes its mark on the economy, healthcare and more how will this trickle down to affect the senior housing market?
Luxury Building
How are people uncovering new opportunities as we begin to see an over saturation in luxury building? 

Micro & Core Urban Housing
Discussion of how top trends in transportation, and infrastructure changes will affect these sectors.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmNetworking Cocktails Welcome Reception

10/19/2017 - Main Conference Day Two & Networking Bash
8:00 am - 8:30 amBreakfast and Registration
8:30 am - 8:40 amOpening Remarks
8:40 am - 9:30 amEconomic Panel: Boom or Over Built?
Gary Goodman, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Passco Companies
James B. Wiegandt, Director of Retail Income Property Lending , Luther Burbank Savings
Jeff Adler, Vice President, Matrix, Yardi Systems
A steady US economy and net positives in the multifamily sector are keeping prices in the core markets high. And the consensus is that demographics will continue to keep demand for apartments strong. Will apartments continue to ride the wave of these trends for the foreseeable future, or will the momentum abate as the uncertainties—including wage growth, overbuilding and global factors—come into sharper focus? These expert panelists will discuss the macro issues impacting deal flow and the outlook for the sector across the nation.
9:30 am - 10:20 amBaby Boomers, Gen X. and Millennials and the Battle over Amenities
Jennifer A Staciokas, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Training, Pinnacle

Demand from both individual renters and investors for apartment homes and buildings has intensified and with that has come consumer demand for better amenities that fit their individual needs. Therefore, developers are striving to incorporate the latest innovations in smart technology into buildings. Is it time for autonomous car garages and drone compatible delivery facilities? What challenges does this create and how are developers determining what is a passing fad and what is a long term solution? Plus how do demographics play into these decisions as baby-boomer want different social services than millennials. How are today’s apartment developers managing to pencil deals out in this climate? Be it new construction or redevelopment, which investments, including materials to amenities, are worth making? The apartments sector’s most active developers share insights on the development drivers and challenges that influence their decisions and shape their pipelines.

10:20 am - 10:40 amNetworking Break & Morning Refreshments
10:40 am - 11:30 amMoney at Play: Investment Strategies for 2017, 2018 and Beyond
Moderator: Marc D. Renard, Vice Chairman Global Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield
John Kennedy, Managing Director, Western Region, Barings Real Estate Advisers
Robert Hart, President & CEO, TruAmerica Multifamily
Kevin Kaberna, Senior Managing Director, Greystar Real Estate Partners
While the 2017 multi-family outlook is softening as lenders express less interest in construction, the overall feeling about markets is still optimistic. Hear from our experts on the best strategies to find yield, how they’re structuring deals and their thoughts on the direction of interest rates and overall housing cycle. Multifamilies’ top investors give their investment forecast and talk about how their strategies are evolving with the competitive market conditions.
11:30 am - 12:30 pmBreakout A
Top Growing Metros - Geo Opportunities
Due to an influx in high-end supply, core markets like New York City, Oakland, and San Francisco fell out of Freddie Mac’s list of fastest-growing metropolitan areas in 2017.  Sacramento, Seattle, Tampa, and Chicago all scored high marks as strong consumer demand brings low vacancy and rising rents. How are these growing markets different than previous years? Are we seeing an oversaturation in core cities like New York and San Francisco?  Plus, will vacancies rise and will there be room for rent growth in 2017? 
11:30 am - 12:30 pmBreakout B
Tier 2 Metros - Geo Opportunities
While they may not be experiencing growth at the same rate as tier 1 metros these cities are continuing to grow at rapid paces and investors are watching. Which of these cities are the most desirable and what can we expect from them in 2018? 
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmNetworking Luncheon
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmSpecial Presentation
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmTransaction Talks: The Art of Multifamily Dealmaking
Otto Ozen, Executive Vice President, The Mogharebi Group
David Harrington, Executive Vice President and National Director, Matthews Multifamily Advisors™
Jeff Burns, Managing Director , Walker & Dunlop
Jonathan Nikfarjam, Managing Principal - Multifamily Investment Sales, Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors El Segundo Office

It was another record breaking year for apartment transactions with a 3% year-over-year sales growth for 2016 on a volume of $158.4 billion nationwide. Behind these transactions are the professionals who put each deal together, whether they're connecting buyers with sellers or lining up the financing to make the sale happen. What does it take to sift through the massive number of players in the market to find the right components and parties for each transaction? The top dealmakers share insights into the direction of the market, where metrics are headed and what it takes to orchestrate the best deals.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pmConstruction: Overcoming Old Problems and Assessing New Technology
Today, apartment construction companies are facing a number of challenges. On one hand, global population is continuing to rise and there is demand for all different types of multi-family products. On the other hand, the industry is plagued with low profit margins, a lack of skilled workers and increasing lending competition How are the nation’s multi-family builders dealing with these conditions and bringing to market the type of product that is most in demand, on time and on budget? Where are firms turning for alternative funding? Plus, will new technology like wearables, drone surveying, and IoT change the way they work? 
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmNetworking Break- Afternoon Refreshments
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmMixed Use Panel: Successful Designs for Live / Work / Play
Daniel Gehman, AIA, LEED AP, Studio Director, Humphreys & Partners, Architects, L.P.

In apartments, Multi-Use is becoming the new norm as consumers demand a more live/ work/play environment.  In addition to being a risk-aversion technique for developers, it is also meeting the needs of today’s renters pool. What are some ways developers are implementing this trend and what market dynamics are at play? What combinations work best and provide the best returns? How is the definition of “downtown” changing as these mixed-use projects are rising in the nation’s suburbs as well as infill and transit hubs? 

4:15 pm - 6:45 pmNetworking Cocktails Closing Reception