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Presenting Sponsor:

Holland Partner Group

Platinum Sponsors

Gerding Edlen
US Bank

Gold Sponsors

Bank of America
M&T Bank
Merrill Lynch
StanCorp Mortgage Investors
Turner Construction
Wells Fargo

Silver Sponsors

Capstone Partners
First American Title
Guardian Management
Langley Investment Properties
McEwen Gisvold
Melvin Mark Capital Group LLC
Moss Adams LLP
Port of Portland
Polygon Northwest Company
Shorenstein Realty Services
Trammell Crow Company
Umpqua Bank
Unico Properties LLC
ZGF Architects LLP

 Bronze Sponsors

Affinity Property Management
Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc.
Ball Janik
Banner Bank
Beam Development
Bill Naito Company
Columbia Bank
Davis Wright Tremaine 
Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, LLP
Fidelity National Title
First Republic Bank
GBD Architects
Geffen Mesher
Gramor Development
HomeStreet Bank
Jones Lang LaSalle
Key Bank
Kidder Mathews
Lane Powell
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Marcus & Millichap
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Norris & Stevens, Inc.
Pavilion Construction
Perkins & Co.
Perkins Coie LLP
Perlo Construction
Portland Development Commission
Provenance Hotels
Radler White Parks & Alexander LLP
Regency Centers
Rembold Properties
Schlesinger Companies
Specht Development, Inc.
Stoel Rives LLP
Ticor Title
Urban Resources, Inc.
Walsh Construction
Zupanic Rathbone Law Group
Colliers International: In-kind Donation


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.

Conference Purpose

PSU’s Real Estate Conference has two objectives:
  • Energize, educate and inspire attendees, igniting a renewal of thought about timely issues such as the economy, the impact of projected changes in demographic trends on commercial real estate, and community place making to name a few.
  • Promote PSU’s Center for Real Estate, marketing its real estate degree programs, students and research.

    2014 Conference Speakers

    • Economic update:
      Victor Calanog, V.P. of Research and Economics, REIS

    • Panel Discussion:
      Future Trends of Commercial Real Estate

    • Mark Edlen, CEO, Gerding Edlen

    • Chad Yoshinobu, Principal/Design Director, Gensler

    • Robert Arron, Vulcan Real Estate


    Conference: 7:30am-9:30am on Wednesday, April 23

    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 9th 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.



    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