Join us for the 2021 Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference. The full
conference schedule provides 6 hours of continuing real estate education,
networking and exhibits.

On-Demand: 12 hours of online CE to complete your annual requirements


Friday, April 30
Time Session Speaker(s)
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Networking with Exhibitors
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. The ROI of Emotional Intelligence
(2 Regular Broker CE)
Ed Riggins, CCIM, SIOR | Riggo & Co.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break and Networking with Exhibitors
12:30 – 2:10 p.m. Building the Future of Commercial Real Estate Through Diversity and Inclusion
(2 Regular Broker CE)
Jonathan Hardy, CCIM, Senior Managing Director | Bradley Company

Amy Waninger, Founder & CEO | Lead at Any Level, LLC

Panel – TBD

2:10 – 2:40 p.m. Break & Networking with Exhibitors
2:40 – 4:20 p.m. Federal Tax Update for Commercial Real Estate
(2 Regular Broker/Managing Broker CE)
Mike Fritton, CPA, Principal | Somerset CPAs and Advisors

Please note: Schedule is subject to change without prior notice

In-Person Course Descriptions

The ROI of Emotional Intelligence (2 Regular Broker CE)

Businesses measure their progress based on things that can be quantified, and yet outcomes are often determined by qualitative things like the strength of our relationships. Albert Einstein famously said “not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted”. In this program Riggo takes a deep dive into the impact of human emotions on your daily life. Using real-life examples from high-stakes interactions he will describe specific strategies for increasing your emotional intelligence and the quality of your relationships.


Building the Future of Commercial Real Estate Through Diversity and Inclusion (2 Regular Broker CE)

This two-part session will include a panel of commercial real estate professionals who will share the steps they have taken to promote diversity and equity in their organization and the benefit this had on their company. Prior to the panel discussion, join expert Amy Waninger for a conversation about implicit bias. Your brain makes decisions for you before you even know what’s happening! These decisions, feelings, and behaviors are based upon a lifetime of experiences that are uniquely yours. Still, we all need to be more thoughtful and deliberate in how we approach our work and relationships. This session will help you recognize the role unconscious bias plays in everyday decision-making, understand where bias comes from and provide a three-step process for interrupting patterns of bias.


Federal Tax Update for Commercial Real Estate (2 Regular Broker/Managing Broker CE)

A lot has happened over the last twelve months. Mike Fritton is back to provide a comprehensive update of recent and potential changes to federal tax laws impacting commercial real estate. This session will cover how tax law changes are impacting investment, management and real estate ownership. Specific topics to be covered include like-kind exchanges, estate taxes, income taxes, and planning for property acquisitions and dispositions. You’ll walk away better equipped to advise your clients and navigate the ever-change real estate tax environment.

On-Demand Course Descriptions

Economic Update & Best Practices and Legal Considerations in Financing (2 Regular Broker/Managing Broker CE)

This three-part session will provide an update on the commercial real estate economic condition and outlook, an in-depth review of financial options to help your clients expand their business, and finally a nuts-and-bolts review to help you navigate SBA lending. You will leave this session with the knowledge you need to expertly advise your clients to make smart decisions in an uncertain economy.


Two-Part Session: Commercial Leasing Review/ The Future of Workspaces (2 Regular Broker CE)

In the first hour of this session, For the second hour, Tim O’Brien and Andy Buroker will provide an in-depth lease review with need-to-know changes to help you navigate leasing. In the second hour, Melissa St. John of Relocation Strategies will help us reimagine the workplace in our new normal with research and data on the current and future trends in the office environment.


Two-Part Session: Due Diligence for CRE/Shift Share Analysis (2 Regular Broker CE)

In the first hour of the session, Carl Baxmeyer from Wightman, an environmental, surveying, civil engineering and architecture consulting firm, will share what you should know before acquiring land or buildings with helpful checklists of environmental and building issues to consider. For the second hour, Eric Hillenbrand will share the theory, benefits and practice of shift share analysis. Shift share analysis, a model that distinguishes how much of a region’s growth is because of national GDP or economic growth versus the dynamics of the region when considering investment in commercial real estate.


Basics of Property Management for CRE Brokers presented by IREM Indy (2 Regular Broker CE)

This panel of property management experts will provide the need-to-know aspects of property management that brokers need to know to advise their clients, both building owners and tenants, and improve tenant retention and acquisition.


Best Practices in Commercial Real Estate: Industry Experts Share Their Secrets (2 Regular Broker/Managing Broker CE)
Two panels of industry experts will share their secrets for success in the commercial real estate industry.

Panel 1: Surviving Business in the First Two Years

Panel 2: Insights from Industry Partners


Note: FOR REALTORS – NAR Code of Ethics for CRE Brokers

If you are a REALTOR, you are required to take the NAR Code of Ethics course every three years. The deadline to take the Code of Ethics course for this three-year cycle is December 31, 2021. The course, specific to commercial real estate, will be provided at a later date online in 2021 fulfilling both the NAR requirement and providing 3 hours of CE credit.