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


Speakers TBA

Part 2: Diversity in Real Estate - Success Stories for Company Leaders

Format: moderated panel with audience Q&A

Part 2 panelists

Moderated by Kevin Newell, President Royal Capital Group

Kevin Newell


Speaker Bios

The topic of diversity has never been more important in today's world, and the commercial real estate industry is no different. Despite many challenges for women and people of color, the industry has begun to embrace the importance of diversity, with some great results. Listen as the panel discusses:

  • Success stories diversifying companies and the industry
  • Their paths toward success and in building diverse environments in real estate
  • How attitudes have changed over time and opportunities ahead
  • What leaders are doing to prepare the way for a more diverse workforce
  • Diversity's role in helping companies get ahead of their competition

Special thank you to Center for Real Estate Advisory Board members Michelle Panovich, Pat Biernacki and Kevin Newell for their help in organizing this exciting panel.


  • 11 a.m. – Opening Comments & Announcement of the 2020-2021 ACRE Program Student Class: Andy Hunt, Director, Center for Real Estate, Marquette University
  • 11:05 a.m. – Introduction of moderator Kevin Newell, President, Royal Capital Group, and all panelists
  • 11:10 a.m. – Panel Discussion
  • 11:45 p.m. – Q&A
  • 12 p.m. – Event Conclusion

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Golden Eagle Gala moves online!

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

Golden eagle

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