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  • Millennials are now the largest generation at 78.6 million. How will Gen Y generation's preferences and choices affect demand for real estate? 

  • Gen Y-ers are delaying marriage and children, so what does this mean for the demand for homes vs. apartments and for urban vs. suburban living? 

  • How can tech companies attract and retain Millennial talent through innovative office space? 

  • How do companies balance cost effectiveness and space flexibility in a multi-generation workspace? 

  • What type of retail environment does the Gen Y generation look for when shopping? 

These, and other questions, will be discussed at PSU Center for Real Estate's 10th Annual Real Estate Conference.

 2015 Keynote Speaker: Leanne Lachman, Lachman Associates

 Attendees to this event will receive 2 continuing education hours for Oregon Brokers and Washington Appraisers. 

PSU’s Annual Real Estate Conference has become the event for Portland’s local real estate community. Year after year the conference’s sold out crowd knows, without a doubt, that the conference will provide a solid program by national and local thought leaders. No event in town attracts as many senior real estate executives and their employees.

If you have any questions please contact Meagan An at or 503-725-4795.

Downtown Waterfront Marriott Hotel
1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, Oregon

Registration begins at 7:00am, the program runs from 7:30am to 9:30am.


Conference Sponsorship Proceeds at Work

Sponsorship proceeds not only enable Portland State to produce a high quality event, but also provide essential operating funds for the Center for Real Estate, supporting research and student services. Sponsorship funds from prior conferences have accelerated the achievement of the Center’s mission to attract, educate and place students desiring to work in the commercial real estate industry. With the launch of PSU’s Master in Real Estate Development program in 2012, sponsorship dollars are critical to the successful recruitment and placement of these graduate students within the commercial real estate industry.

Sponsor the 10th Annual Real Estate Conference!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Click here to see sponsorship levels and benefits, and if interested in learning more please contact Meagan An at or 503-725-4795.

2014 Conference Speakers


8th Annual Real Estate Conference

Featured Guest Speakers:

7th Annual Real Estate Conference


6th Annual Real Estate Conference

PSU's Center for Real Estate held its annual real estate conference on May 17, 2011. Over 700 real estate professionals, students, and faculty attended the event which was held at the  Marriott Hotel, Downtown Waterfront. Speakers included Mark Vitner, Managing Director & Sr. Economist at Wells Fargo Securities LLC and Chris Lee, President of CEL & Associates. Vitner gave an economic update both on a national and regional level. Lee talked about real estate cycles and forecasted employment trends and needs in the years to come. Both presentations can be found online at the following links:

Mark Vitner 
Managing Director & Sr. Economist
Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Powerpoint Presentation

Chris Lee 
CEL & Associates
Powerpoint Presentation



5th Annual Real Estate Conference
Global Demographics: Shaping Real Estate's Future

More than 730 people attended PSU Center for Real Estate's 5th Annual Real Estate Conference on May 5, 2010,, titled Global Demographics: Shaping Real Estate's Future. Our keynote speaker, Leanne Lachman, and regional panelists discussed how future trends in global, national, and regional demographics will affect the demand for commercial real estate in the short and long term. The keynote speaker was Leanne Lachman of Lachman Associates. Panelists included:

Joe Cortright, President and Economist, Impressa

Dave Messner, Northwest Atlantic (NW site selector for Costco)

Eric Campbell, President, CamWest Development LLC