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

2011 Inaugural Conference
The Future of Real Estate: Cleveland Area and Beyond

In honor of Dr. James R. Webb, Founder of the Paul J. Everson Center for the Study of Real Estate Brokerage/Agency and Markets

October 12, 2011
11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Event Sponsor:

Forest City Logo

Friends of the Center

CFA Society of Cleveland logo
Cohen & Company
National Association
National Association of Realtors logo
Greater Cleveland Mortgage Bankers Association

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Learn more.

This event occurred on October 12, 2011. Please visit the 2012 Real Estate Conference page.

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 inaugural 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. This event is held in honor of Dr. James R. Webb, Founding Member and Director of Paul J. Everson Center for the Study of Real Estate Brokerage/Agency and Markets.

The conference keynote speakers are two nationally-known real estate experts, Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors®, and Dr. Karl Case, founding partner of Fiserv Case Shiller Weiss, Inc., and the co-developer of Case-Shiller Index. Notable Cleveland area real estate professionals also serve as distinguished panelists.

Participants will learn 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 will provide a great opportunity for networking and meeting other fellow real estate professionals.

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

Professionals can earn three elective CPE credits by attending.


11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
12:00 p.m.

Welcome: Master of Ceremonies Linda Kane
President, Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer
Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

Opening Remarks: Robert F. Scherer
Dean, Monte Ahuja College of Business

12:10 p.m. Recognitions/Awards
12:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karl Case
Professor Emeritus of Economics, Wellesley College
Founding Partner, Fiserv Case Shiller Weiss, Inc.
Why Housing is Important to the General Economy
1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Yun
Chief Economist and Senior VP of Research,
National Association of Realtors
Economic Outlook
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Joseph A. Marinucci,
President & CEO, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Cleveland's Residential Real Estate Projects
3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
-Dr. Karl Case, Wellesley College
-Dr. Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors
-Doug Price, K & D Group
-Dr. Tom Bier, Cleveland State University
-Robert Sawitzke, KeyBank
-Dr. Alan Reichert, Cleveland State University (moderator)
4:30-6:00 p.m. Reception/Networking (Optional Tour 5:00 -6:00p.m.)

Conference Fee

$50 Professional rate
$30 CSU Alumni and members of the CFA Society
$0 Current CSU students and faculty

Fee includes the program, lunch, and reception after the conference, and free parking (for a limited number of attendees). A tour of current residential development projects on or near the CSU campus is optional and included with the cost of registration. Please indicate on your registration form whether you would like to take the tour.


Register by October 6, 2011

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.

Event Location & Parking

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.

Free parking is available to the first 110 paid attendees (CSU faculty and students should use their current parking permit) in Lot 22 (SC), below the Student Center; Enter from E. 22nd street. Additional parking is available in the South Garage (SG) next to Wolstein Center (WO). Download campus map.


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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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