Media Advisory: CSU’s Everitt Real Estate Center Hosts Real Estate Conference, ‘Reality Check 2011,’ Sept. 23

Note to Reporters: Media interested in attending the event should contact Jennifer Dimas no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 22.


The Colorado State University Everitt Real Estate Center (CSU EREC) will host the 14th Annual Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference, “Reality Check 2011,” from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Fort Collins Hilton.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain access to unbiased data, fresh research and practical insights about Northern Colorado’s commercial real estate market.


Steven Laposa, director of the Everitt Real Estate Center, will present “Are You Poised for the Next 20 Years?” Laposa will discuss the results from a recent CSU EREC study that identified cities in 1980 and 1990 that were similar to Fort Collins-Loveland in 2010 and analyze how they grew or declined over the last 20 years and why. Attendees will experience an interactive and applied discussion on Northern Colorado’s 20-year forecast scenarios and alternative growth paths for the business and real estate community.

A panel of key players will continue the dialogue and provide more insight regarding the path of the next two decades.

Following the 20-year research study findings, residential and commercial real estate breakout sessions will be held. Sessions include:
• “Do you really understand neighborhood housing price indices and trends?” Sriram Villupuram and John Gerhard of CSU’s Everitt Real Estate Center will discuss the different house price indices and how they can be used for practical, daily business.
• “An Entrepreneurial View on the Market.” Eric Holsapple, co-founder of Loveland Commercial, will discuss current economics, rents, costs and possible opportunities as well as results of the annual Northern Colorado commercial real estate market survey.

A. Simon Montagu, Customer Resource Support Division Director of the Denver Regional Council of Governments, will be the keynote speaker of the conference. Montagu’s presentation, “The Role of Regionalism and Economic Growth,” will discuss what can be learned from the Denver Regional Council of Governments. He will share strategies for regional growth, transportation, water, sustainability and quality of life. The presentation will begin at 11:45 a.m.

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Jennifer Dimas at (970) 491-1543 or