Wisconsin Outlook Economic Conference

Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference

Nine years after the housing bubble peaked and three years after home prices bottomed, the boom and bust still cast a long shadow. Because the real estate and financial industries are so integral to our economy, those industries have been on the front lines, deeply engaged in confronting problems and uncertainties. The “new normal” is still being defined and many aspects of these industries have been fundamentally changed forever.

Understanding changing demographics and the related shifts in demand for housing will be essential to prepare for the coming era of real estate. Banks and credit unions are also contending with increasing challenges, including post-crisis regulations, a more demanding consumer, technological changes, and new competition from inside and outside the industry. And the digital era of this century is pushing the envelope for these industries on many fronts, including management and analysis of massive amounts of customer data, and dealing with capacity issues, market expectations, operational efficiencies, and cybersecurity risks.

Why Should You Attend?

You will learn how real estate experts are tackling the new issues facing professionals today, such as:

  • Emerging risks and opportunities
  • Changing demographics and their impact housing and mobility trends
  • How to navigate the new regulatory framework and hear how it impacts homebuyers and lenders
  • How to leverage Big Data to gain insights for operations, customers, and market opportunities
  • Current and future cybersecurity risks and strategies to stay ahead of cyber risks
  • The outlook for banking, housing, and commercial real estate

Panel and Keynote Topics

  • Keynote 1: "Life Before and After the First Fed Hike, If and When it Happens!”
    Presented by Rajeev Dahwan,Professor and Director of the Economic Forecasting Center at the Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
  • Keynote 2:  "The Euro, Marriage, and What They Have to Do with US Housing"
    Presented by Richard Green, Senior Adviser for Housing Finance, Housing & Urban Development (HUD); Director of the USC Lusk Center & Professor of Real Estate, University of Southern California
  • Session 1:  The New Housing Demands: Changing Demographics and Rebuilding the Middle Class
  • Session 2:  Evolutions in Finance and Compliance
  • Session 3:  Cybersecurity and Big Data: Threats and Opportunities

Who Should Attend

  • Real estate and housing professionals
  • Builders and developers
  • State and local government employees
  • Non-profit professionals
  • Financial services professionals
  • Anyone interested in community and economic development                                                     

 

Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference



Agenda
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
  • Scott Neitzel, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Administration
  • Rose Oswald Poels, President, Wisconsin Bankers Association
  • Michael Theo, President, Wisconsin Realtors Association
  • Wyman Winston, Executive Director, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)
  • Tim Riddiough, Professor and Academic Director, Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Session 1: Navigating the New Regulatory Framework
How are post-crisis regulations impacting residential lending? How is technology changing the lending environment?  How is global financial uncertainty impacting commercial and residential real estate financing? Have sufficient safeguards been put in place to prevent a repeat of the recent meltdown? Have lending standards adjusted sufficiently or are we back to pre-crisis practices? What is the current outlook for residential and commercial real estate activity?   Presenters will answer these questions and explore how the housing and banking industries can thrive with new demands from a rapidly evolving regulatory environment and unprecedented industry change.   

Moderator:

  • Erwan Quintin, Associate Professor, Department of Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Panelists:

  • J. Michael Collins, Faculty Director, Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mike Long, Vice President of Lending, UW Credit Union
  • Tom McCahill, Managing Principal, Everwest Capital Partners
  • Gerald Timmis, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder, Valstone Partners 
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
    10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

    Session 2: The New Housing Demands: Changing Demographics, Workforce Housing and Rebuilding the Middle Class
    What policies are needed to rebuild the middle class and relieve housing market segmentation? How do we rethink housing needs based on changes in demographics, the workforce and mobility? Shifting demographics, the shrinking middle class, and changing values will dominate housing growth and policy for the foreseeable future. Learn how the needs of aging baby boomers, the burgeoning echo boomer generation, the “rental generation,” and increasing immigration will require the market to respond differently.

    Moderator: ;

    • Wyman Winston, Executive Director, WHEDA

    Panelists:

    • Todd Berry, President, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX)
    • Tom Capp, Chief Operating Officer, Gorman & Company
    • David Smith, CEO, Affordable Housing Institute
    11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Keynote Address: "Life Before and After the First Fed Hike, If and When it Happens!"  

    Rajeev Dahwan, Professor and Director of the Economic Forecasting Center at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    Lunch
    Network with your peers and share your views of the morning session over a delicious buffet prepared by the award-winning Fluno Center chefs. 

    1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

    Keynote Address: "The Euro, Marriage, and What They Have to Do with US Housing"
    Richard Green, Senior Adviser for Housing Finance, Housing & Urban Development (HUD); Director of the USC Lusk Center & Professor of Real Estate, University of Southern California

    2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

    Break

    2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    Session 3: Cybersecurity and Big Data: Threats and Opportunities
    How can your organization leverage Big Data to gain insights into your operations, customers, and market opportunities—while limiting cyber risk? The digital era is pushing the envelope for the financial and real estate industries on many fronts: management and analysis of massive amounts of customer data, capacity issues, market expectations, and operational efficiencies. The next decade will see a broader demographic of technologically savvy consumers, and advances in the sophistication of virtual services, data processing in the cloud, wearable technology, and remote access. With these tremendous opportunities comes risk. Cybersecurity is a priority issue for every business stakeholder–investor, consumer, regulatory, employee—and boards of directors. Learn how your organization can stay ahead of advances and mitigate risks.

    Moderator:
    • Stephen Malpezzi, Professor, Department of Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Panelists:
    • Bob Avery, Project Director, National Mortgage Database, Federal Housing Finance Agency
    • Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, Data Analytics Group, National Association of REALTORS
    • Nicholas Davis, Chief Information Security Officer, UW System
    3:30 p.m.

    Closing Remarks

     

     

    Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference

    Event Speakers

    Robert AveryRobert AveryBiographyProject Director, National Mortgage DatabaseFederal Housing Finance Agency
    Todd BerryTodd BerryBiographyPresidentWisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX)
    Tom CappTom CappBiographyChief Operating OfficerGorman & Company, Inc.
    Todd CarpenterTodd CarpenterBiographyManaging DirectorNational Association of REALTORS
    Michael CollinsJ. Michael CollinsBiographyFaculty Director, Center for Financial SecurityUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
    Nicholas DavisNicholas DavisBiographyChief Information Security OfficerUW System
    Rajeev DhawanRajeev DhawanBiographyProfessor & Director of the Economic Forecasting Center, Robinson College of BusinessGeorgia State University
    Richard GreenRichard GreenBiographyHUD Senior Adviser for U.S. Housing Finance; Professor, Director, and Chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real EstateHousing & Urban Development (HUD) and University of Southern California
    Mike LongMike LongBiographyExecutive Vice President & Chief Credit OfficerUW Credit Union
    Stephen MalpezziStephen MalpezziBiographyProfessorReal Estate & Urban Land Economics, Wisconsin School of Business
    Tom McCahillThomas McCahillBiographyManaging Principal - Mezzanine DebtEverWest Real Estate Partners
    Scott NeitzelScott NeitzelBiographySecretaryWisconsin Department of Administration
    Rose Oswald PoelsRose Oswald PoelsBiographyPresident & CEOWisconsin Bankers Association
    Erwan QuintinErwan QuintinBiographyAssociate ProfessorReal Estate & Urban Land Economics, Wisconsin School of Business
    Tim RiddioughTimothy RiddioughBiographyAcademic Director and ProfessorJames A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, Wisconsin School of Business
    David SmithDavid SmithBiographyFounder & CEOAffordable Housing Institute
    Mike TheoMike TheoBiographyPresidentWisconsin REALTORS Association
    Gerald TimmisGerald TimmisBiographySenior Managing Director and Co-FounderValStone Partners
    Wyman WinstonWyman WinstonBiographyExecutive DirectorWisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)

    Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please complete this form and return it to us by Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Sponsorship payments may also be made online, using this secure link. (Select Wisconsin Real Estate & Economic Outlook Conference for the Conference/Event Name, and enter 0 for the Reservation Number in the payment form.) 

    Why should you join us as a sponsor?

    • Visibility and Exposure:  Build valuable name recognition for your company by supporting a high-profile conference on critical real estate, housing, and community development issues. Your organization will receive extensive brand outreach throughout the conference marketing campaign -online and in the printed materials via multiple media outlets.
    • Direct Access to the Wisconsin Real Estate and Banking Community:  Network with a wide variety of professionals and policymakers interested in the issues and opportunities presented by the real estate and housing markets. Attendees include real estate and finance professionals, non-profit groups, government and service agencies, and developers. We expect a capacity crowd at 150 professionals.
    • Inspiring Knowledge and Expertise for You and Your Clients:  Invest in your community and support critical housing and economic development issues by helping us keep the registration fee low so non-profit and government professionals can afford to attend this important forum.
    • Competitive Edge
      Take advantage of a unique opportunity to broaden your competitive edge by improving your company’s image, prestige, and credibility by supporting a world-class conference and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, the global leader in real estate education.

    Sponsor Benefits "At a Glance"

    Depending on the level of sponsorship you choose, some of the benefits include:

    • Receive extensive brand outreach to our audience of housing and financial services professionals throughout the marketing campaign and at the conference. We leverage multiple media outlets including media partnerships, press releases, social media, web, and email to publicize the event.  This includes:
      • Logo on website with link to your company
      • Display table to distribute company literature on products or services to attendees.
      • Recognition in all printed materials and slides distributed at conference including a color advertisement in conference brochure and a printed description and contact information for your organization.
      • Acknowledgement in post-conference articles and publicity.
    • Verbal recognition by the Graaskamp Director throughout the conference.
    • Complimentary conference registrations and an invitation to attend a special roundtable dinner with keynote presenters on September 24th.
    • Recognition in Graaskamp Center news and email publications

    Sponsorship Levels

    • General sponsorship levels: 
      - Platinum:  $5,000
      - Gold: $2,500
      - Silver: $1,000
      - Non-profit sponsorship options are available.
    • Event Sponsor Options:
      - Continental breakfast: $750
      - Refreshment breaks (2 available): $500
      - Luncheon: $5,000
      - Roundtable dinner (invitation only) on September 24th: $2,500 

    If you have questions, please contact Lee Gottschalk at 608-265-2032 or lgottschalk@bus.wisc.edu.

     

     

    Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference

    Four Ways to Register

    1. CALL: 1-800-348-8964 or 608-262-2451

    2. REGISTER ONLINE »

    3. FAX: 1-800-741-7416

    4. MAIL
     completed registration form to:  
    The Pyle Center
    Registration Office
    702 Langdon Street
    Madison, WI 53706-1487


    Registration fee:
    $120 for government/non-profit attendees
    $160 for corporate attendees

    Fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Make checks payable to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  We are grateful for the support of our conference sponsors whose contributions help to keep registration fees low, allowing non-profit and government professionals to attend this important forum.

    Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 16. After September 16, please call 608-265-2032 for availability.

    Cancellation policy: Cancellations made before Tuesday, September 16, 2015, will receive a full refund; those made on or after September 16 are subject to the full registration fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.

    Questions: If you have any questions, please contact Lee Gottschalk at lgottschalk@bus.wisc.edu or 608-265-2032.

     

    If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us when you register. Requests will be kept confidential.

    Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference

    Location and Lodging

    Fluno Center
    601 University Avenue
    Madison, WI 53708
    608-441-7117
    887-773-5866

    Hotel accommodations

    A block of rooms is reserved at the Fluno Center at $169 per night for the evening of September 24. Contact the Fluno Center directly at 608-441-7117 or 887-773-5866 to reserve your room. Be sure to mention that you are attending the Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference. 

    Parking

    Parking is available in the lot below the Fluno Center for $12 per day. We encourage you to arrive early the day of the conference, as there will be only one parking lot attendant on duty. There are also several public lots nearby.

    Travel and directions

    For additional information on getting to the Fluno Center by plane, car, or bus, please click here.

    Keynote Presentations

    Keynote Speakers

    Rajeev DhawanRajeev Dhawan, Professor & Director of the Economic Forecasting Center, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

    Richard GreenRichard Green, Senior Adviser for U.S. Housing Finance, Housing & Urban Development (HUD); Director of the USC Lusk Center & Professor of Real Estate, University of Southern California

    Featured Speakers

    • Bob Avery, Project Director, National Mortgage Database, Federal Housing Finance Agency
    • Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, National Association of REALTORS
    • David Smith, CEO, Affordable Housing Institute
    • Gerald Timmis, Senior Managing Director & Co-Founder, Valstone Partners

    Conference Partners

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
    • Wisconsin REALTORS® Association
    • State of Wisconsin Department of Administration
    • Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
    • Wisconsin Bankers Association

    Conference Sponsors

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
    • Wisconsin REALTORS® Association
    • Brennan Investment Group LLC
    • Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)