Colorado State University’s Everitt Real Estate Center Hosts ‘Avalanche of Risks’ Dec. 2

The Colorado State University College of Business’ Everitt Real Estate Center will host “Avalanche of Risks” from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Rockwell Hall-West on the Colorado State University campus. Professionals will discuss current statewide and local issues of concern to the real estate industry.

The event will start with the chief lobbyist for the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR), Rachael Nance. She will be accompanied by the chief executive officer of CAR, Bob Golden, to highlight statewide issues for housing and residential real estate. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

Following the statewide perspective, a local panel of experts will break down issues pertaining to Northern Colorado. Brent Coan of Otis, Coan and Peters LLP will moderate and field questions to the panel. Panelists will give feature presentations and then take questions from the audience.

Panelists and topics will include the following.

• Mark Driscoll, president of First National Bank, will discuss current risks in the financial system versus lending constraints and capital issues.
• Steve Hanson, president of Oxbow, a real estate development consulting company, will discuss the highly debated 100 year Flood Plain proposition.
• Mark Soukup of Soukup, Bush & Associates P.C., will discuss upcoming risks in the way of federal and state income taxation for real estate development, investment and ownership.

The Annual Real Estate Hall of Fame award will go to the late Bill Bartran and will be received by his daughter, Leann. Bartran was known as the master of building neighborhoods in Northern Colorado and was a community leader, helping many people over his lifetime.

The Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year award will go to Eric Holsapple, co-founder of Loveland Commercial, for his long-standing commitment and quality of development in Northern Colorado, along with his creativity and tenacity in bringing the North College Marketplace development to market this year.

The event is exclusive and free to members of the CSU Everitt Real Estate Center with membership for sale to the public. Annual membership levels start at $150. Registration is available at For further information, contact Anne Spry at (970) 491-5522.