Colorado Association of REALTORS | ECONOMIC SUMMIT & REALTOR® DAY
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ECONOMIC SUMMIT & REALTOR® DAY

February 8-9, 2023

ECONOMIC SUMMIT & REALTOR® DAY

The 2023 Economic Summit & REALTOR® Day is being held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, February 8-9, 2023. Learn about the Colorado and national economy and predictions for 2023, discuss attainable housing solutions in our state, enjoy breakfast with some of your state legislators, and mix and mingle with CAR and NAR leadership.

 

You can also take part in NAR’s Riding with the Brand, a cross-country event that will showcase the value of REALTORS®, our association, and the importance of real estate and REALTORS® in local communities. There will be lots of opportunities to connect, play, and “ride” with REALTORS® both statewide and at the national level, all while showcasing our REALTOR® brand. CAR thanks NAR for hosting this event in conjunction with the Economic Summit & REALTOR® Day 2023!

 

Make sure to join us for the Kickoff of the 2023 RPAC year at the REALTOR® Day RPAC Reception on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Your $50 ticket goes directly to RPAC and doubles as a drink ticket. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to invest in RPAC and enter our raffle for some great prizes!

 

Network with new and old friends by signing up for our Dinner Dates event on February 8 at 6:15pm at various restaurant locations. You must pre-register for this event.

SCHEDULE

 

Wednesday, Feb 8:

  • Registration Desk Open: 8:30am
  • Visit the NAR Riding with the Brand Event: 8:30am-10:00am
  • Meet and Greet with Kristy Hairston, NAR REALTOR® Party Fundraising Liaison
  • Economic Summit Keynote with Economists Patty Silverstein and Nadia Evangelou: 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Lunch on Own. Visit the NAR Riding with the Brand Event: 12:00pm–1:30pm
  • Attainable Housing Panel – The Advocacy of Making Homeownership Attainable for More Coloradans: 1:30pm–3:00pm
  • PM Break: 3:00pm-3:15pm
  • Closing Session: Consumer Trends and the Housing Connection – with Kyle Kovats: 3:15pm–4:00pm
  • RPAC Reception: 4:00pm–6:00pm
  • Dinner Dates Event: 6:15pm

 

 

Thursday, Feb 9:

  • Registration Desk Open: 6:15am
  • Visit the NAR Riding with the Brand Event: 6:15am-11:00am
  • Breakfast with Your Legislators: 7:00am–9:00am
  • AM Break: 9:00am–9:15am
  • Fireside Chat with NAR and CAR Leadership: 9:15am–11:00am

DETAILS

 

When: February 8-9, 2023

Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Registration Fees: $199 per person, includes both days. $50 Registration for RPAC Reception – must pre-purchase additional RPAC Reception ticket.

Register for the RPAC Reception

 

Questions about this event? Please contact Brenda Moss, Meetings & Events Manager at bmoss@coloradorealtors.com

 

Host Hotel: The Sheraton Denver Downtown

Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202

You may inquire about availability of regular priced rooms at the Sheraton hotel here.

With the number of nearby hotels, offering a range of pricing, we ask that all attendees make their own reservations at a nearby hotel, such as:

Host Hotel: The Sheraton Denver Downtown

Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202

You may inquire about availability of regular priced rooms at the Sheraton hotel here, as CAR does not have any discounted room rates available.

 

OTHER HOTELS

With the number of nearby hotels in Downtown Denver, offering a range of pricing, we ask that all attendees make their own reservations at a nearby hotel, such as:

The Brown Palace Hotel

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Hyatt Place

The Slate Denver

Sonesta Denver Downtown

Wednesday, February 8th

Meet and Greet with Kristy Hairston, NAR REALTOR® Party Fundraising Liaison: 8:30am-9:30am

Economic Summit Keynote with Economists Patty Silverstein and Nadia Evangelou: 10:00am – 12:00pm

The U.S. economy and labor market has been on a wild ride over the past few years while the housing market has remained strong and steady. Patty Silverstein, President and Chief Economist of Development Research Partners, will provide a statewide and regional economic update from 2022, which will focus on statistics surrounding employment, commercial and residential real estate, and consumer activity for Colorado. Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist & Director of Forecasting for NAR, will provide additional analysis of key economic and real estate market data and share her predictions about where she sees the U.S. economy and housing market headed in 2023 and beyond.

Attainable Housing Panel – The Advocacy OF Making Homeownership Attainable for More Coloradans: 1:30pm–3:00pm

Join us as a panel of housing experts discuss attainable housing solutions and what Colorado REALTORS® and our legislative partners are doing to make the dream of homeownership attainable for more Coloradans, including updates on the Century of Opportunity legislation and the implementation of Proposition 123. Panelists include Peter LiFari, Executive Director of Maiker Housing Partners and Housing Fellow for the Common Sense Institute; Mitch Hendrick, 1271 Program Manager in the Division of Local Government within the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA); and Paige Omohundro, Business Development Manager at Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA). The panel will be moderated by CAR Spokesperson and market trends expert Kelly Moye, who will provide a market trends analysis on how market conditions have created Colorado’s affordability crisis.

Closing Session: Consumer Trends and the Housing Connection – WITH KYLE KOVATS: 3:15pm – 4:00pm

Pregnancy tests and house sales – they may seem unrelated, but the statistics tell a different story.  Explore this seemingly unrelated data that indicates trends that REALTORS® should be paying attention to. Session sponsored by the Colorado Young Professionals Network.

RPAC RECEPTION – 4:00PM-6:00PM

Come network with your colleagues and enjoy a beverage and light appetizers, all while supporting RPAC.  Price of admission to the reception is $50/per person and includes (1) drink ticket. A cash bar will be available. Questions? Contact Kerrianne Brenzel.

Avoid the lines and purchase tickets to the reception HERE or on-site at the RPAC Booth.

A raffle will also be held during the reception, and raffle tickets can be purchased in advance HERE or on-site.

  • $100 = 1 Raffle Ticket
  • $300 & Pledging to be a Major Investor = 5 Raffle Tickets

Be sure to purchase your ticket(s) to be entered to win one of three prize

  • (1) $300 Airline Gift Card
  • (1) $100 VISA Gift Card
  • (1) $50 Amazon Gift Card

Dinner Dates – 6:15pm

Enjoy a night out on the bustling streets of Denver for some food and networking!  Whether you’re new to the industry, want to expand your network, or just need dinner – this is a great way to connect with other REALTORS®️! CAR will make reservations for 4-8 people at various restaurants within walking distance of the Sheraton Hotel, offering an expansive selection of foods and price points for you to choose from.

Here’s How It Works:

  • These special reservations are only available to those who pre-register for this additional networking event.
  • After you register for the Dinner Dates event, you will receive an email in mid-January to select which restaurant reservation you would like to join, along with the meet-up location and time.
  • Don’t leave your REALTOR®️ colleagues in a lurch–they want to meet you. If you need to cancel, please do so no later than February 7 to avoid the dreaded “table for one.”
  • Each diner is responsible for their own meals and drinks.

Thursday, February 9th

Legislator Breakfast – 7:00am-9:00am

Network with your legislators while enjoying a great breakfast and coffee. Discussion will follow from Colorado legislators on issues important to Colorado REALTORS® and the real estate industry.

Fireside Chats – 9:15am-11:00am

Connect with State and National REALTOR® Leaders for a casual fireside chat. The discussion will focus on current trends, successes, and challenges. This is also another great opportunity to visit the NAR Riding with the Brand Event.

Patty Silverstein

Patty Silverstein

Patty Silverstein is the President and Chief Economist of Development Research Partners, where she is an expert in economic research and economic development, including industry cluster studies and strategic economic development planning. Patty has extensive experience in preparing economic and fiscal impact analysis for community development purposes. In addition, she serves as the consulting chief economist for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. In these roles, she forecasts and presents about Colorado’s economic and demographic data.
Nadia Evangelou

Nadia Evangelou

Nadia Evangelou is a Senior Economist & Director of Forecasting for the National Association of REALTORS®. While all real estate is local, she focuses on regional and local market trends, including the effects of changing demographic and migration patterns. Nadia has been involved in research and analysis on local housing affordability conditions and local solutions to increase housing inventory. She also studies the effects of federal policies on the real estate market.

Paige Omohundro

Paige Omohundro

Paige Omohundro is the Business Development Manager at Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and has over 20 years of experience in affordable housing and community development. At CHFA, she manages the home finance business development team, providing outreach and training opportunities for lenders, real estate agents, nonprofit groups, and consumers to learn more about CHFA’s homebuyer programs and services. Paige also serves as a Board Member of the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association.
Kelly Moye

Kelly Moye

Kelly Moye has been a REALTOR® since 1991 in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Her team is consistently within the top five selling teams for the Mountain States Region. She served as the President of the Boulder Area Association of REALTORS® and was honored by them in 2018 as their REALTOR® of the Year. As a media spokesperson for the Colorado Association of REALTORS she is an expert in local real estate market statistics and trends. She appears on local TV news often, regularly does interviews for NPR, has appeared on the national CBS Evening News, and in an episode of House Hunters for HGTV.
Mitch Hendrick

Mitch Hendrick

Mitch Hendrick is the 1271 Program Manager in the Division of Local Government within the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). The 1271 Program was created for the purpose of offering grant money and other forms of state assistance to local governments to promote innovative solutions to the development of affordable housing across the state. As 1271 Program Manager, he manages the Planning Grant Program (IHOP), the Incentives Grant Program (IHOI), and the Model Land Use Code (MLUC) update. Prior to his current role, Mitch worked in CDBG grant management and community planning around the western United States. Mitch earned his Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Louisville.
Peter LiFari

Peter LiFari

Peter LiFari is the Executive Director of Maiker Housing Partners, a socially conscious public housing authority based in Adams County, Colorado. In his role as Executive Director, Peter and his team provide individuals and families with access to affordable housing and support programs by engaging in community development processes. Alongside his role at Maiker, Peter is currently serving as a Terry J Stevinson Fellow with The Common Sense Institute, and is a director for indieDwell, an organization that produces dwellings that improve occupant health and well-being.
Kyle Kovats

Kyle Kovats

Kyle Kovats is a REALTOR® and owner of Kovats Real Estate School in New Jersey. As an investor and Principal of Kovats Multi-Family, he has invested $5,000,000 of personal equity made from real estate deals for more than 2,000 multi-family housing units. He is the owner of Kovats Real Estate School in NJ and an editor of Principles and Practices of New Jersey Real Estate, now in its 20th edition. In 2016, he was one of NAR’s “30 Under 30” and is on NAR’s YPN Advisory Board.

 

 

 

Registration is now closed and on-site registration will not be available for this event.

2022 Highlights

EVENT LOCATION

• Sheraton Denver Downtown
1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Riding with Brand tee

Get your NAR “Riding with the Brand T-Shirts”. Order them ahead so you can wear them to the event. Order here.

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