Paul J. Everson Center for the Study of Real Estate Agency/Brokerage and Markets

2nd Annual Real Estate Conference
The Sustainability of Cleveland's Residential & Commercial Revitalization


Forest City Logo

Cohen & Company
First American
Ostendorf Morris
Novogradac & Co
Rock Gaming Logo

Van Auken Akins

National Association of Realtors logo

CFA Society of Cleveland

Downtown Cleveland Alliance

The Paul J. Everson Center for the Study of Real Estate Brokerage/Agency and Markets serves the needs of the Northeast Ohio real estate community in three distinct areas: education, research, and outreach activities. This year's conference promotes these objectives by bringing together experts to discuss current issues and cutting-edge topics dealing with real estate finance, investment, and brokerage services.

Participants at the 2012 conference, held October 3, 2012, learned about new economic and real estate development initiatives taking place in the Cleveland area and their potential impact on the housing market, commercial properties, and tourism. It provided a great opportunity for networking and meeting other fellow real estate professionals.

Conference Presentations

Jill Akins, Van Auken Akins Architects
Plan for Cleveland's Downtown Waterfront [view]

Michael Deemer, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Downtown Cleveland Alliance: The Voice of Downtown [view]

David Oakes, CFO, DDR Corp.
Commercial Real Estate Overview: Current and Future Environments [view]

Dr. Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors
Real Estate and Economic Outlook [view]

Registration is now closed. Please call 216-687-4716 with questions.

Register Online: Use your MasterCard, Visa, or Discover credit card
Register by Fax: Fax a completed Registration Form to 216.875.9725
Register by Email: Email a completed Registration Form to
Register by Mail/Pay by check: Send the completed Registration Form with payment to:

Monte Ahuja College of Business
Department of Finance
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 321
Cleveland, OH 44115
(Make checks payable to Cleveland State University)

Confirmation will be sent via email upon receipt of your registration form and payment.

Agenda & Speakers

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David Oakes, CFO, DDR Corp.
Michael Deemer, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Jill Akins, Van Auken Akins Architects
Dr. Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors
Nathan Forbes, Rock Gaming (owner of Horseshoe Casino)

Become a Sponsor

Click here to view sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales net of conference expenses will be utilized for student scholarships and supporting The Real Estate Center’s Programs..

Who Should Attend

Executives from firms and companies that are either directly in the real estate business, or indirectly supporting its activities:

  • Members of trade organizations
  • Members of title companies
  • Real estate brokers
  • REITs managers
  • Investment professionals & fund managers
  • Law firms
  • Lending institutions
  • Accounting firms
  • CSU students, faculty and alumni


CPE Credits

Attendees can earn up to four hours of CPE credits

Conference Fee

$75 Professional Rate
$40 CSU Alumni, Faculty and Staff

Event Location

The conference will be held in the CSU Student Center ballroom, located on the third floor at 2121 Euclid Avenue, between E. 21st and E. 22nd Streets.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Nance College of Business Administration
Department of Finance, BU 321
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location
1860 East 18th Street, Rm. 321
Phone: 216.687.4716
Fax: 216.875.9725

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