NAHB, Real Estate Leaders Headline 17th Annual Everitt Center Conference Oct. 7

An all-star lineup of who’s who from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and area real estate moguls will be featured at the 17th annual Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference, Oct. 7, at The Embassy Suites at The Ranch in Loveland.

The conference, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is presented by the Everitt Real Estate Center at Colorado State University’s College of Business.

“We have a nationally recognized lineup for this year’s conference,” says Eric Holsapple, executive director of the Everitt Real Estate Center. “This is a conference with broad appeal to just about everyone, from residential and commercial real estate professionals to land and economic development experts.”

One of the highlights of the event will be presentation of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Fort Collins City Manager Darin Atteberry. He’s been instrumental in rejuvenating Fort Collins retail with the addition of the North College Marketplace King Soopers and the redevelopment of the Foothills Mall.

Most notably, Atteberry was a key figure in helping Woodward, which posted net sales of $1.87 billion last year, find a new location for its world headquarters in Fort Collins. Woodward’s new campus will be located at the southeast corner of Lemay and Lincoln avenues just east of downtown Fort Collins.

“The reality is that the City of Fort Collins has been very entrepreneurial of late under the direction of Darin Atteberry,” Holsapple says. “His vision for the city, and then making it happen, has really made Fort Collins the place to be.”

Woodward’s Corporate Affairs Director Rocky Scott will be on hand to lay out Woodward’s plans for its new world headquarters. The conference will also feature a trio of experts from the NAHB: David Crowe, chief economist and senior vice president; Jerry Howard, CEO; and James Tobin, senior vice president for government affairs.

Other experts who will be on hand:
• Michael S. Castleman, Jr., senior vice president, Metrostudy, which conducts market research for companies associated with the housing industry.
• Eric Holsapple, executive director of the Everitt Real Estate Center at CSU, and a partner in Loveland Commercial, LLC.
• Don Marostica, past President of the NAHB, is a former partner of Loveland Commercial, LLC, Hall of Fame member and endowed chair at the Everitt Real Estate Center.
• Pat Broe, founder and CEO of The Broe Group, provides strategic direction, leads investment policy and financing activities, and identifies assets for acquisition.

Admission to the Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference is $39 for EREC and NCCAR members, $78 for nonmembers and the public. Register for the event online at For more information, contact Ross Hilker at 970-491-1670.



About the Everitt Real Estate Center
The Everitt Real Estate Center, a department with in the College of Business at Colorado State University, strives to continually improve its missions of providing valuable research to the real estate community, as well as provide outreach programs and networking opportunities for CSU real estate students.


The Center was established in October 2000, and has benefited from two major endowments – $1.5 million from Eric Holsapple and Don Marostica, and $2.4 million from Bob and Joyce Everitt and the Everitt Companies. The goal of the Center is to set the standard in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of Colorado and the real estate industry. The Center is supported solely from membership fees, event profits and donations.