ULI Central Florida: 2023 Real Estate Trends Conference


2023-02-28T14:00:00 - 2023-02-28T18:00:00

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    Full Sail Live Will open in a new window 141 University Park Dr Winter Park, FL 32792 United States


    Standard Pricing Until February 25 Members Non-Members
    Private $125.00 $175.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $65.00 $90.00
    Retired $105.00 N/A
    Student $65.00 $90.00
    Under Age 35 $65.00 $90.00
    Late Pricing Begins February 26
    Private $155.00 $210.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $95.00 $130.00
    Retired $155.00 N/A
    Student $95.00 $130.00
    Under Age 35 $95.00 $130.00

    The Real Estate Trends Conference is an annual half-day conference where the industry’s top experts present the most relevant economic factors, latest trends, and cutting-edge innovations impacting the future of land-use opportunities in Central Florida. We will conduct this conference from Full Sail Live! with an outdoor cocktail hour at the conclusion of the day.This year’s conference promises to deliver thought-provoking insights and perspectives from multiple angles, with a mix of in-depth and quick hit presentations. 

    Highlighted Topics & Speakers:
    What’s Trending Regionally? National, State and Local Indicators
    • Cindy Campbell, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Session Moderator
    • Lesley Deutch, John Burns
    • Mitch Roschelle, Macro Trend Advisors
    • Valerie Tatum, Colliers
    Transit Oriented Development - The Vision, Present and Future
    • Curt Ostrodka, VHB, Session Moderator
    • Blake Drury, GAI
    • Tom Tomerlin, Sanford Economic Development Director
    Our Housing Affordability Crisis: Solutions Without Silos
    • Carmen Rasnick, Orange County, Session Moderator
    • Russ Dagon, Universal Studios
    • Eddy Moratin, Lift Orlando
    • Ryan von Weller, Wendover Partners
    Central Florida Luxury Resorts
    • Daniel Williams, PCL, Session Moderator
    • Stewart Brown, DART Interests
    • Thom Cunningham, Deven Group
    • Bryan Thrush, Host Hotels
    A Changed Demographic and Economic Mix: Impacts on Real Estate
    • Jim Gray, CBRE
    • Richard Levey, Levey Consulting

    Registration        2:00-2:30pm
    Program              2:30-5:00pm
    Cocktail Hour     5:00-6:00pm

    Registrations after February 25 are subject to late registration fees and not guaranteed a preprinted name badge.

    Full Sail Live 141 University Park Dr Winter Park, FL 32792 United States

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    Mitchell Roschelle

    Visiting Research Fellow, University of San Diego

    Mitch Roschelle is the founding partner of Macro Trends Advisors LLC, a real estate investment and macro market strategy firm based in South East Florida. Mitch is an adjunct faculty member at University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. He was previously a Partner at PwC, and leader of PwC’s Real Estate Advisory practice. Mitch has over 35 years of experience serving a wide array of real estate investors, foreign and domestic. Mitch is a widely-recognized commentator on real estate, housing, public policy, business trends, capital markets, and the economy. He is a frequent public speaker, and a regular guest and panel member on Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Newsmax, Cheddar, OANN and Bloomberg. He served as the co-publisher of Emerging Trends in Real Estate, a widely-circulated global annual market forecast. An active proponent of corporate social responsibility, Mitch serves as a trustee of the PwC Charitable Foundation. Mitch lives in Delray Beach Florida.


    Lesley Deutch

    Managing Principal, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

    Lesley Deutch is a Managing Principal based in Florida for John Burns Real Estate Consulting. She has more than 25 years of experience consulting with executives in the finance and real estate industries throughout North America. She works across a wide spectrum of industries including apartments, for-sale housing, high-rise development, urban projects, single-family rental, building products and commercial developments. The company is on retainer with executives at many of the largest companies in the industry, producing regular monthly reports on apartment and housing market conditions, and customizing specific studies to help with strategic and community-specific decisions. Previously, Lesley was Vice President in the Global Real Estate division of Deutsche Bank in New York, where she authored reports on real estate and economic conditions in the major U.S. metropolitan areas, and wrote due diligence reports for RREEF (owned by Deutsche Bank) acquisitions across the country. Lesley is an outspoken leader in the real estate industry and her expertise has led to numerous speaking engagements at national and local events on topics ranging from strategic repositioning, real estate forecasts, and demographic trends. Currently, Lesley serves as a member of the Community Development Council (Green) for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) nationally, the Multifamily Development Council for ULI in Florida, and a is a member of the UF Real Estate Advisory Board. Ms. Deutch graduated in 1996 and holds a B.S. from the Wharton School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.


    Blake Drury

    Urban Designer, GAI Consultants, Inc.

    Blake Drury, AICP specializes in urban design and city planning focused on creating livable communities. He has developed plans for public-sector clients in urban, suburban, and rural settings across North America, including initiation, conceptualization, and design of large-scale neighborhood redevelopment projects, downtown plans, and numerous transit station area planning programs. Blake has extensive experience helping private-sector clients develop visions and principles to guide new communities, including master plans for many traditional neighborhood development design projects throughout the southeastern United States. He is frequently invited to speak at professional events throughout the region, and served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Central Florida for seven years teaching urban design.


    Eddy Moratin

    President, LIFT Orlando

    Eddy Moratin is President of Lift Orlando, a movement of business leaders working with residents and community partners towards neighborhood revitalization since 2013. This collaborative approach has been decreasing childhood poverty and increasing financial mobility for families in the heart of Orlando. The organization strengthens neighborhoods by building high quality, mixed-income housing and providing a cradle to career educational pipeline while improving community health and wellness, and creating economic opportunity for residents. LIFT Orlando is a member of the Purpose Built Communities Network. Prior to co-founding Lift Orlando, Eddy was the Executive Director of Lifework Leadership Orlando, a leadership development organization dedicated to the training and transformation of business leaders. Before this, he was co-founder of BAM, providing co-working and virtual business solutions as well as Laurus International, a call center solutions company, employing hundreds domestically and abroad. As a social innovator and entrepreneur he has led purpose-driven organizations in real estate, leadership development, communications and business services. He enjoys working with emerging leaders, CEO’s, foundations and healthcare institutions to rethink business as usual and make an impact on complex problems. He was awarded the 2019 CEO of the Year Award by the Orlando Business Journal and was listed as one the 50 Most Powerful Philanthropy and Community Voices in 2018. He is a member of the board of directors of the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Orlando Economic Partnership, and The Foundation for Orlando’s Future. He is a former chair of the Polis Institute board of directors and a former board member of the YMCA of Central Florida. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at PathNorth in Washington D.C. and as an Advisor to the 4 Roots Foundation and the NCF Foundation in Orlando, FL.


    Ryan von Weller

    Managing Director of Development, Wendover Partners

    Ryan von Weller is the managing director of development at Wendover. He is a commercial real estate broker responsible for Wendover’s multi-family and residential development throughout the state of Florida. With more than 15 years of experience in the areas of site selection, land contract negotiations, land valuation and project planning and development, von Weller joined Wendover in 2014. He graduated from the University of Florida and earned his MBA at Rollins College.


    Richard Levey

    Instructor, University of Central Florida

    Dr. Richard Levey is a land use and development executive with extensive experience in public and private sector economic development strategy and execution. Dr. Levey received his Ph.D. in Public Affairs and Policy Research from the University of Central Florida. He has a MA in Geography/Spatial Analysis of Land Use from Arizona State University and a BA in Geography/Urban Studies from Wittenberg University. He had an accomplished career with the City of Orlando, first serving as City Planning Bureau Chief from 1986 through 1992. He ultimately served as the city’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) where he directed the day-to-day operations of Orlando’s full-service municipal government. As CAO, he orchestrated an aggressive economic development program resulting in the rapid expansion of private sector employment throughout the city. Following his local government career, Dr. Levey served as a Vice President for Tavistock Development Company. He participated as a member of the executive team in delivering the Lake Nona project, one of the nation’s premier master planned communities. In 2012, Dr. Levey formed an independent consulting firm providing strategic advisory services to local governments and private investors in establishing and executing development plans for mixed-use districts, master planned communities and specialized employment centers. In addition to the Lake Nona Medical City, he has developed plans for the St. Petersburg Innovation District and the Green Cities Miami Health and Wellness District. He is currently serving as an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida.