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Wisconsin Real Estate Trends Conference Schedule

Program Chair: Andrew Weir, MBA 1997, HFF


Wednesday, September 18th

6:30-9:00 PM Welcome Reception (All Conference Attendees)

John Barleycorn, River North Upper Level
149 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by Gold Partner


Thursday, September 19th

All sessions at The Mid-America Club (AON Center)
East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor
Chicago, Illinois

7:30-8:30 AM  Registration and Continental Breakfast
Attendees must bring a valid government issued photo ID to gain entrance to the AON Center/The Mid-America Club. Enter the building at the main entrance, 200 E. Randolph Dr.

8:30-9:45 AM   Keynote Speaker, James Rickards

Keynote Title: Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis

As debt and equity capital continues to pour into the U.S. commercial real estate markets from across the globe, today’s real estate investors must learn how to adapt and thrive in a world of global capital flows being shaped and influenced by central bank interventions and currency devaluations. James Rickards, author of Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, will provide a thought-provoking glimpse into the future of global finance.


9:45-10:45 AM  Panel Session - A View from the Top: A Conversation

Two leading voices in the industry will provide an informative exchange of views of the U.S. and global real estate markets and share their predictions. 

10:45-11:00 AM Networking Break
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11:10 AM-12:15 PM Panel Session - A New Capital Market Era: The Global Search for Yield in a Low Growth World

12:30 PM  Luncheon

Daniel L. Shapiro
, Harvard Negotiation Expert and Co-Author
Transforming Tools: The Art of Negotiation

At the heart of every real estate deal lies the art of negotiation. Success in negotiation requires us to expand our understanding of the source of potential conflict, which is both emotional and identity based. Harvard Professor Daniel Shapiro delivers a practical framework to address the communication, leadership, and relationship issues that often get in the way of success. Dr. Shapiro will share his insights about the tools needed in an industry where success is built upon positive and mutually beneficial relationships.

2:30-3:30 PM Case Study - Micro Unit Apartments - Changing the Face of Urban Housing

In an effort to keep step with shifting demographic, economic & societal changes a number of developers are creating small, yet clever and efficient living spaces. Learn about this up and coming apartment niche and the implications for urban dwellers with Cara Houser of Panoramic Interests of Berkeley, CA.

3:30-4:30 PM  Panel Session - The Shifting Deal Landscape: Navigating the Road Ahead

Moderator:  Brian Berry, Oakpoint Investors

4:30 PM Closing Reception
Library, Frank Lloyd Wright 1 & 2

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