2020 FSU Real Estate TRENDS Conference

November 12-13, 2020

The FSU Real Estate Center is pleased to announce that the 26th Real Estate TRENDS Conference is scheduled for Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13. 

The FSU Real Estate TRENDS Conference is a world-class business forum organized to highlight the emerging trends and conditions facing the real estate industry and to discuss conditions affecting national, regional and local markets. The conference consistently brings together experts from across the country with the goal of informing, challenging and inspiring its attendees. 

This year’s conference committee chaired by Bridgid O’Connor, the director of real estate strategy for Publix Super Markets, Inc., is working to deliver a high-quality event virtually to a national audience. 

Consistent with previous years, TRENDS will feature some of the industry’s leading executives. The sessions will discuss the outlook for 2021 following the election; conditions in the real estate debt and equity markets; new ideas, platforms and rising markets; and strategies for the future. 

The “If I Were 21” preconference event for our students, which has been so successful, will be delivered virtually as a series of forums throughout the fall. We hope to be able to host a small group of invited guests (i.e., sponsors and board members) on campus, subject to conditions and university policy. 

Sponsor support, especially this year, is critical to the continued success of the conference. Sponsorship opportunities and additional details for the 2020 conference are available here.


Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020
Opening Reception (virtual)
4:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Welcome by Frank Nardozza, CEO, REH Capital Partners and Chair of the FSU Real Estate Center’s Executive Board
5:00 to 5:45 p.m. – Conversation with Coach Hamilton, FSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach followed by Q&A
*Subject to unexpected adjustments to the NCAA recruiting or competition schedule
5:45 to 6:00 p.m. – Closing comments

Friday, Nov. 13. 2020
Conference Sessions (virtual)
9:15 to 9:30 a.m. – Welcome by Bridgid O’Connor, Conference Chair and Director of Real Estate Strategy, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
9:30 to 10:10 a.m. – The 2021 Economic Outlook: A discussion of the impact the national elections, the coronavirus, other events on the economic landscape featuring Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics. Moderated by Deirdre Bolton, ABC News
10:10 to 10:20 a.m. – Break
10:20 to 11:00 a.m. – Real Estate Market Conditions: A discussion of conditions and opportunities in the real estate debt and equity markets. R. Scott Dennis, CEO, Invesco Real Estate; Mark Gibson, CEO Capital Markets Americas, JLL. Moderated by Deirdre Bolton, ABC News
11:00 to 11:10 a.m. – Break
11:10 to 12:05 p.m. – New Ideas, Platforms and the Rise of New Markets. New ideas, platforms and changing markets are discussed in two back-to-back sessions. Lauren Dillard, Executive V.P. of Global Information Services, Nasdaq; moderated by Bob Rice, founder and managing partner, Tangent Capital Partners; and Tore Steen, CEO, CrowdStreet, Inc.; moderated by John Mark Ramsey, Founder and CEO, Sentio
12:05 to 12:15 p.m. – Break
12:15 to 12:55 p.m. – Strategies for Tomorrow: A one-on-one discussion of the key issues of the day featuring Mary Erdoes, CEO, J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management and Ash Williams, Executive Director & CIO, Florida State Board of Administration
12:55 to 1:00 p.m. – Adjourn

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