Board members meet twice a year at board conferences to network and discuss important issues facing the real estate industry. The meetings provide a variety of thought-provoking programs and opportunities for industry leaders to connect with one another, as well as interact with faculty and students.

Board members are also invited to attend other activities including the successful “Graaskamp Center on the Road” regional roundtable events and on-campus speaker series including the Innovator Award and the E.J. Plesko Distinguished Speaker in Real Estate Development.

SPRING 2018 EVENTS

 
 

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
AREIT Board Meeting
Fluno Center; Madison, WI

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Innovator Award - Bob White, Real Capital Analytics
Pyle Center; Madison, WI

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Graaskamp on the Road - Bob McClain, Crow Holdings
Crow Holdings Campus; Dallas, TX

Thursday, April 19-Friday, April 20, 2018
Spring Board Events
Ritz Carlton; Chicago, IL

Friday, April 27, 2018
AREIT Board Meeting
Fluno Center; Madison, WI

Friday, May 18, 2018
Graaskamp on the Road
TBD; Orange County, CA

PAST EVENTS

 

November 30, 2017

Graaskamp on the Road-Wrigley Field
Keynote by Tom Ricketts, Chairman & Owner, Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
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November 8-9, 2017

Graaskamp Center Fall Board Dinner & Global Real Estate Markets Conference, View Agenda
NYSE, New York, NY
View Event Recap

November 2, 2017

E.J. Plesko Distinguished Speaker Award: Michael Gould
Pyle Center, Madison, WI

October 11, 2017

Wisconsin Real Estate & Economic Outlook Conference
"Era of Reform," View Agenda
Fluno Center, Madison, WI 
View Event Recap

May 19, 2017

Graaskamp on the Road: Minneapolis, MN
Luncheon Keynote by Pat Ryan, View Event Info
Minneapolis Club; Minneapolis, MN

April 6-7, 2017

Spring Board Meeting
"Real Estate in Act 2: The Economy, the Cycle, and the New Administration," View Agenda 
Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago, IL
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January 26, 2017

Innovator Award
View Event Recap: Madison, WI

November 17, 2016

EJ Plesko Distinguished Speaker Award
View Event Recap: Madison, WI

November 9-10, 2016

Fall Board Meeting:
Wed. Nov. 9: Fall Board Dinner
Four Seasons Hotel, New York, NY

Thurs. Nov. 10: Global Real Estate Markets Conference
Four Seasons Hotel, New York, NY

October 13, 2016

Wisconsin Real Estate & Economic Outlook Conference
"Housing the Future," View Agenda
Fluno Center; Madison, WI 

October 7, 2016

Graaskamp on the Road: Washington D.C.
"Value Investing in the Greater DC Market," View Event Info
City Club of Washington; Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2016

Graaskamp on the Road: San Francisco
"Risk & Resiliency in Financial and Real Estate Markets," View Event Info
One Market Restaurant; San Francisco, CA

April 15, 2016

Graaskamp on the Road: Chicago
"The Future of Real Estate Banking," View Event Info
The Chicago Club; Chicago, IL

March 31 -April 1, 2016

Spring 2016 Board Meeting:
"Commercial Real Estate Markets at Cruising Altitude," View Agenda
Four Seasons Hotel; Chicago, IL

November 11-12, 2015

Fall 2015 Board Meeting:
Wed., Nov. 11: Fall Board Dinner & Keynote
Four Seasons Hotel; New York, NY

Thurs., Nov. 12: 2015 Global Real Estate Markets Conference
New York Stock Exchange; New York, NY

Friday, September 25, 2015

Economic Outlook & Housing Conference
Fluno Center; Madison, WI, View Agenda

April 14-15, 2015

Spring 2014 Board Meeting:
"Real Estate in High Gear: How Long Will It Last?" View Agenda
Four Seasons Hotel; Chicago, IL

November 13-14, 2014

Fall 2014 Board Meeting:
Thurs, Nov 13: Fall Board Dinner and Keynote
The Plaza Hotel; New York, NY

Fri, Nov 14: 2014 Global Real Estate Markets Conference
New York Stock Exchange; New York, NY

April 3-4, 2014

Spring 2014 Board Meeting:
"Back on Track" View Agenda
Four Seasons Hotel; Chicago, IL

November 21-22, 2013

Fall 2013 Board Meeting:
Thurs, Nov 21: Fall Board Dinner and Keynote
The Plaza Hotel; New York, NY

Fri, Nov 22: "Global Real Estate Markets 2013"
New York Stock Exchange; New York, NY

June 6-7, 2013

Spring 2013 Board Meeting:
James A. Graaskamp Commemorative Conference
American Club; Kohler, WI

November 29-30, 2012

Fall 2012 Board Meeting:
Thurs, Nov 29: Fall Board Dinner and Keynote
The Plaza Hotel; New York, NY
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Fri, Nov 30: "Global Real Estate Markets 2012"
New York Stock Exchange; New York, NY 
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April 17-18, 2012

Spring 2012 Board Meeting:
"New Beginnings: Assessing the State of our Industry"
Four Seasons Hotel; Chicago, IL

October 19-20, 2011

Fall 2011 Board Meeting:
"Real Estate in Recovery: Navigating a New World of Risk and Reward"
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (Oct. 19) and Grainger Hall (Oct. 20); Madison, WI
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April 14-15, 2011

Spring 2011 Board Meeting:
"U.S. Real Estate Markets: The Next Decade"
Gleacher Center; Chicago, IL

Keynote speaker Dean Adler, CEO and founder of Lubert-Adler Partners, shared his outlook for the immediate future and the biggest challenges facing real estate in the next 10 years.
View Agenda | Read the article: Spring Board Meeting Explores "Real Estate in the Next Decade"

September 15-16, 2010

Fall 2010 Board Meeting:
"The Way Forward: Revitalize and Rebuild"
Fluno Center (Sept. 15) and Grainger Hall (Sept. 16); Madison, WI

Keynote speaker: Alan Berube, senior fellow and research director, The Brookings Institution, discussed the "Demographic Transformation in America."
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April 7-8, 2010

Spring 2010 Board Meeting:
"Back from the Brink: New Challenges, New Opportunities"
Gleacher Center; Chicago, IL

Keynote Presentation by Sam Zell
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October 1-2, 2009

Fall 2009 Board Meeting:
"Turbulent Times and the Future of Our Industry"
Grainger Hall; Madison, WI

Keynote speaker Robert Kelley, senior intelligence officer and former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, shared his unique perspectives on current U.S. conflicts and moving forward as a nation—where we have been, where we are now, and where we need to go.
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April 16-17, 2009

Spring 2009 Board Meeting
Gleacher Center; Chicago, IL

Keynote Presentation by Richard Longworth, author of "Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism."
View Agenda | Read the Article Summary