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  • Melvin Mark Capital Group
  • Polygon Northwest Company
  • US Bank
  • Turner Construction
  • Perlo Construction
  • Capstone Partners
  • First American Title
  • HomeStreet Bank
  • Norris & Stevens
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Moss Adams
  • Shorenstein Realty Services
  • M & T Bank
  • Guardian Real Estate Services
  • Unico
  • McEwen Gisvold
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Affinity Property Management
  • Beam Development
  • Bill Naito Company
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • CBRE
  • Chicago Title, Commercial Division
  • Columbia Bank/Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
  • Cosgrave Vergeer Kester
  • Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, LLP
  • Fidelity National Title
  • Harsch Investment Properties
  • Holland Partner Group
  • Intervest
  • JLL
  • Kidder Mathews
  • Lane Powell
  • Langley Investment Properties
  • Lease Crutcher Lewis
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Norris Beggs & Simpson
  • NSW - Laird Norton
  • PacTrust
  • Perkins & Co.
  • Port of Portland
  • Portland Development Commission
  • Radler White Parks & Alexander LLP
  • Rembold Properties
  • Schlesinger Companies
  • Specht Development, Inc.
  • Stoel Rives
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Urban Renaissance Group
  • Urban Resources
  • Wells Fargo
  • ZGF Architects LLP
  • Zupancic Rathbone Law Group
Print Media Sponsor
  • The Portland Business Journal
Promotional Material Design Sponsor
  • Colliers International


Conference Speakers: 

Keynote speaker, Leanne Lachman, Lachman Associates

(Leanne's presentation is not able to be published at this time)


Matt Edlen, Gerding Edlen
- Matt's powerpoint presentationPSU GEN-Y POWER POINT Edlen_0.pdf 

Alex Joyce, Fregonese Associates, MRED student
- Alex's powerpoint presentationmillennials_Alex_Joyce_final for web.pptx

Claire Farr, Nike
- (Claire's presentation is not available for publication)

Mike Nolan, Google 
- (Mike's presentation is not available for publication)

Conference Millennial Video

Listen here for audio presentations from Matt Edlen, Alex Joyce, and the question and answer session with all conference speakers

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.

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