2020 Real Estate Strategies Conference Series

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The Center for Real Estate’s 9th annual Real Estate Strategies Conference is moving online due to the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic – but our focus on delivering important, timely and interesting conversations around strategies you can use in your business remains as important as ever. Join us for three fascinating discussions this fall:

Part 1

Thursday, September 10

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

CEO Insight: Current and Long-Term Impacts of the Pandemic on Commercial Real Estate

Bob Sulentic
President and CEO


Part 2

Thursday, October 8

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Diversity in Real Estate: Success Stories and Strategies for Company Leaders

Kevin Newell (moderator)
Joaquin Altoro, WHEDA
Don Bierncki, Related Midwest
Ciere Boatright, CNI
Lafayette Crump, Milwaukee DCD


Part 3

Thursday, November 5

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2020 Retrospective Survey: Top 10 Trends of the Last Decade and the Next

Featuring a moderated panel with audience Q&A

Part 3: 2020 Retrospective Survey: Top Trends of the Last Decade and the Next

Plus a special presentation by The REALM Network honoring our Deal of the Year Award and Service to Marquette Real Estate Award winners

 take the 2020 retrospective trends survey


Format: moderated panel with audience Q&A



Speaker Bios

The commercial real estate industry in the United States over the last decade has gone through a fascinating cycle, from building out of the Great Financial Crisis to slow and steady growth and ultimately to the uncertainty faced by a global pandemic. In a year like 2020, leadership requires taking a global view of exactly what happened in the last 10 years, and considering how this might impact all of us – the entire industry as well as specifically office, industrial, retail and multifamily and tech – in the decade ahead. Part 3 of our conference dives into the results of our 2020 Retrospective Survey, an idea based on a similar survey that took place in the year 2000, that aims to answer the following important questions:

  • What can we learn about the trends of the last 10 years?
  • How has each asset class fared compared to these trends?
  • What do we expect will be the greatest impacts on commercial real estate in the next decade?
  • How can industry leaders prepare for these trends in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and tech?

Take the survey and join us on November 5 to see the results and hear from our incredibly accomplished group of real estate experts and thought-leaders in the areas of office, industrial, retail, multifamily and tech as they discuss the findings and nuances that will affect all aspects of our industry in the future. This is a can’t miss discussion for every leader in the commercial real estate industry.


11 a.m. – Opening Comments & Awards Announcement: Andy Hunt, Director, Center for Real Estate, Marquette University

11:05 a.m. – Survey Results Release: 2020 Retrospective Trends Survey

11:10 a.m. – Panelist Introductions and Discussion

11:50 p.m. – Audience Q&A

12 p.m. – Event Conclusion

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Thank you to our generous sponsors

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Golden Eagle Gala moves online!

Silent auction, award winners part of Part III of conference series on November 5

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Our 2nd annual Golden Eagle Gala, presented by the Real Estate Alumni Marquette (REALM) Network has been moved online and merged with part 3 of the series!

This year’s event will feature a silent auction October 30 through November 6.

The annual awards will be given during a brief presentation in Part 3 of our conference series on November 5.

More information on award winners and silent auction items will be available by October.

Silent Auction Donation Form | REALM Network Website | View Past Winners | Video Recap of 2019 Gala