Join us for the 2020 Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference. The full conference schedule provides 8 hours of continuing real estate education for Indiana.

Indiana: 6 hours of managing broker education, 8 hours of regular broker education and TBA hours of continuing legal education


 

Thursday, May 7
Time Event
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thursday Networking Dinners

 

Friday, May 8
Time Session Speaker(s)
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Networking with Exhibitors
8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Opening Keynote: Economic Outlook for Commercial Real Estate (2 hrs RB/MB CE) Dr. Cathy Bonser Neal, Kelley School of Business Indianapolis; Dean Phillip T. Powell, Kelley School of Business Indianapolis
9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Coffee Break & Networking with Exhibitors
10:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Breakout: Exploring Opportunity Zones (2 hrs RB/MB CE) Julie Ashmore, Ashmore Consulting; Stephanie Chitwood, Old Town Companies; Ashley Christie, Katz Sapper & Miller;  Kiamesha-Sylvia G. Colom, Taft Law
Breakout: Managing Environmental Issues in an Evolving Arena of Social Media, Misinformation, and a Politicized Climate (2 hrs RB/MB CE) Joshua Clay, Wilcox Environmental Engineering
12:20 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Lunch & Keynote: Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions (2 hrs RB/MB CE) Michael Fritton, CPA, Somerset CPAs & Advisors
2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Dessert/Coffee Break & Networking with Exhibitors
2:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakout: Education, Experience and Expertise: You need all 3 to succeed in CRE (2 hrs RB CE) Jim Baker, SIOR, CCIM, Baker Commercial Real Estate; Clint Fultz, Prime Site Brokers; Dee Headley, Cushman & Wakefield; J. Steven Martin, SVN | The Martin Group; Don R. “Randy” Scheidt, CCIM, Scheidt Commercial Real Estate; Carolyn Spake-Leeper, BND Commercial Real Estate
Breakout: Just RON With It: Technology and Innovation in CRE (2 hrs RB CE) Danielle Kaiser, North American Title Insurance Co.; Julie Berry, LEED AP ID+C, R.I.D., NCIDQ, Carson Design Associates; Carrie Sermersheim, American Structurepoint

Please note: Schedule is subject to change without prior notice

 

Course Descriptions

Economic Outlook for Commercial Real Estate (2 hrs RB/MB CE) 

2020 is off to an interesting start. Corona virus, elections and many international issue are creating uncertainty. Join us for the opening keynote to hear from two economic experts from the Kelley School of Business to learn more about today’s economic drivers to help you make better decisions on behalf of your clients and your business.

Dr. Cathy Bosner-Neal will share her expertise and extensive research on global financial markets and international economics and finance to provide a global and national economic update. Dean Phillip Powell, a dynamic speaker who has won many teaching awards, will provide a regional and Indiana perspective on these economic drivers.

You will walk away with a better understanding of the global, national and local economic trends.


Education, Experience and Expertise: You need all 3 to succeed in CRE (2 hrs RB CE)

This class will be led by moderator, Jim Baker, and will have 5 panelists representing various CRE specializations and designations (CCIM, SIOR, CPM, MAI and ICSC). Most of these panelists are from the ICBR board, or past members of the board. They will be asked a series of questions related to how they obtained the education, experience and expertise that allowed them to succeed in their CRE careers.


Exploring Opportunity Zones (2 hrs RB/MB CE)

This opportunity zone panel will be led by moderator, Julie Ashmore, for an insightful discussion on the evolving tax-benefit program which spurs economic growth in disadvantaged communities. Our panel of experts will explore how Indianapolis and the State of Indiana, community development investors, corporations, developers, and other key players can align their efforts to attractive extensive capital into the opportunity zones and establish new capital benefits for city residents.


Just RON With It: Technology and Innovation in CRE (2 hrs RB CE)

This session will introduce commercial brokers to the change in Indiana state law effective July 1, 2020 to enable remote online closings for real estate transactions. We will discuss the necessary technology to facilitate remote closings and how it works. We will introduce other innovations in CRE including blockchain, artificial intelligence and big data, VTS (View the Space), and space planning advances.


Managing Environmental Issues in an Evolving Arena of Social Media, Misinformation, and a Politicized Climate (2 hrs RB/MB CE)

In this session we will discuss recent changes to the public arena and the potential negative impacts to real estate transactions. We will address best practices to mitigate these issues and properly handle community engagement. Additionally, we will provide information on how to screen for and identify potential properties with potential high returns on investment when the environmental impacts are handled appropriately.


Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions (2 hrs RB/MB CE)

This session will include discussions regarding the opportunities and pitfalls created by recent tax legislation that impacts real estate investments. Specific topics will include like‐kind exchanges, partnership structures, public‐private partnerships (P3), Opportunity Zones, and other matters.