Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Location: University of South Alabama Student Center, 350 Campus Drive, Mobile, AL 36688


The 2019 Gulf Coast Real Estate & Economic Education Conference will be returning to the University of South Alabama campus. The conference is designed for practitioners in commercial and residential real estate brokerage, development, appraisal and property management, title insurance, commercial banking, mortgage lending, economic development, accountancy, and law. This year will offer interesting perspectives on the following topics:

  • National and regional real estate
  • National economy and its impact on the region 
  • Regional economic development 
  • Cybersecurity and its impact on real estate and related industries

The event will offer continuing education credits in the fields of real estate, accountancy, and law.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus.

Center for Real Estate and Economic Development Team   

Registration


Conference Fee - $119

 

Conference fee includes entrance to all the sessions, CE credit certificate issuance, lunch and refreshments throughout the day, and parking. 

Conference Agenda


August 8, 2019
7:30-8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15

Welcoming Remarks 

Dr. Tony Waldrop, President - University of South Alabama

8:15-8:30

Partner & Associate Recognitions, Scholarship Presentations, CE Guidelines

Dr. Bob Wood, Dean - Mitchell College of Business, University of South Alabama

Dr. Reid Cummings, Director - Center for Real Estate and Economic Development, University of South Alabama

8:30-9:30

Perspectives on the evolution of the U.S. real estate industry and its impact on Alabama and the Gulf South region.

Dr. Christopher Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, CEL & Associates, Inc.

9:30-10:00

Morning Networking Break

10:00-11:30

Perspectives on the evolution of the national economy and its impact on Alabama and the Gulf South region. 

Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, President, Chief Economist, and Founder - Graphs and Laughs, LLC

11:30-12:15

Perspectives on the evolution of economic development and its impact on Alabama and the Gulf South region.

Honorable Greg Canfield, State of Alabama Secretary of Commerce, Montgomery, Alabama.

12:15-1:15

Lunch Break

1:15-2:15

Perspectives on regional economic development issues impacting real estate and related industries. 

Moderator: Mr. Michael Berson, Adams & Reese, LLP. Panelists include David Rodgers (Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce), George Freeland (Jackson County Economic Development Foundation), Lee Lawson (Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance), and Scott Luth (FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance). 

2:15-2:45

Afternoon Networking Break

2:45-3:45

Perspectives on cybersecurity, security issues impacting real estate and related industries. 

Moderator: Ms. Glenda Snodgrass, President, The Net Effect.

CE Credits


The Conference will offer opportunities for earning continuing education (CE) credits in multiple professions. Attendees must attend the entire day to earn education credit.

Commission / Bar / Board Status
Alabama Real Estate Commission 6 hours CE, approved
Alabama State Board of Accountancy  6 hours CPE, applied (incl. 1 hour ethics)
Alabama Bar 6 hours CLE, approved (incl. 1 hour ethics)
Florida State Board of Accountancy 6 hours CPE, applied
Florida Bar 6.5 hours general CE, approved (incl. 1 hour ethics and 1 hour technology)
Mississippi Real Estate Commission 6 hours CE, approved
Mississippi Bar 6 hours CLE,  applied (incl. 1 hour ethics)
Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy  6 hours CPE, approved

Speaker Bios (in order of appearance) 


Tony Waldrop - 8:00-8:15 Welcoming Remarks

Bob Wood - 8:15-8:30 Partner & Associate Recognitions, Scholarship Presentations, CE Guidelines

J. Reid Cummings - 8:15-8:30 Partner & Associate Recognitions, Scholarship Presentations, CE Guidelines

Christopher Lee - 8:30-9:30 Evolution of U.S. Real Estate Industry

Elliot Eisenberg - 10:00-11:30 Evolution of National Economy 

Greg Canfield - 11:30-12:15 Economic Development

Michael Berson - 1:15-2:15 Regional Economic Development Issues (Panel discussion)

David Rodgers - 1:15-2:15 Regional Economic Development Issues (Panel discussion)

George Freeland - 1:15-2:15 Regional Economic Development Issues (Panel discussion)

Lee Lawson - 1:15-2:15 Regional Economic Development Issues (Panel discussion)

Scott Luth - 1:15-2:15 Regional Economic Development Issues (Panel discussion)

Glenda Snodgrass - 2:45-3:45 Security Issues Impacting Real Estate

 

Directions to Conference Location

For additional information:

Center for Real Estate and Economic Development
5811 USA Drive South, Room 126
Mitchell College of Business
Mobile, Alabama 36688
Ph: (251) 460-6735
creed@southalabama.edu