University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
 

February 29, 2008
Contact: Stephanie A. Hudson, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6211

USA Sponsors Gulf Coast Commercial Real Estate Summit

The first Gulf Coast Commercial Real Estate Summit was filled to capacity. Donald Epley, pictured at left, is the director of the Mitchell College of Business Center for Real Estate Studies and led the event. Attendees included 2006 Mobilian of the Year Abe Mitchell, pictured at right.
The first Gulf Coast Commercial Real Estate Summit was filled to capacity. Donald Epley, pictured at left, is the director of the Mitchell College of Business Center for Real Estate Studies and led the event. Attendees included 2006 Mobilian of the Year Abe Mitchell, pictured at right.
 

The first Gulf Coast Commercial Real Estate Summit and Market Review was held on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Mobile Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. Sponsored by the University of South Alabama Mitchell College of Business USA Center for Real Estate Studies, the summit consisted of presentations about commercial properties, the Coastal economy and wind and water insurance.

“This event brought together a number of commercial real estate specialists from the Coast to discuss the local real estate markets,” said Dr. Donald Epley,USA distinguished professor of real estate and director of the Mitchell College of Business Center for Real Estate Studies, “The information provided the most current view available on local trends and expected future change.”

The summit provided certification hours to business professionals, including 7.0 CE hours by the State of Alabama Real Estate Commission, 8.0 CPE hours by the Alabama Certified Public Accountant Society, 5.0 CLE hours by the Alabama Bar Association and 7.0 CE hours by the State of Alabama Real Estate Appraisal Board.

The presenters included Epley; Gavin Bender Sr., Bender Real Estate Group; James K. Lyons, Alabama State Port Authority; Patrick J. Coffey, Mitchell Management Inc; Merrill P. Thomas, Merrill P. Thomas Company Inc.; Reid Cummings, The Cummings Company, LLC; Paul C. Wesch, The Mitchell Company; Bernard J. Heggeman III, NAI Heggeman Realty Company; and Russell J. Wimberly, South Alabama Regional Planning Commission.

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