Upcoming Events

2018 Gulf Coast Real Estate & Economic Education Conference

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  |  Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

University of South Alabama Student Center  |  350 Campus Drive, Mobile, Alabama 36688

Conference fee $129 on or before July 1, 2018   |  $149 after July 1, 2018


Continuing Education Credits

The Conference will offer opportunities for earning continuing education credits for multiple professions. Attendees must attend the entire day to earn education credit. See list of continuing education credit opportunities and their status below:

Alabama Real Estate Commission 7 hours CE, approved
Alabama State Board of Accountancy 8 hours CPE, approved
Alabama Bar 7 hours CLE, approved (incl. 1 hour ethics)
Florida Real Estate Commission 7 hours  CE, pending
Florida State Board of Accountancy 7 hours CPE, approved
Florida Bar 8.5 hours CLE, approved (incl. 1 hour ethics)
Mississippi Real Estate Commission 7 hours CE, approved
Mississippi State Board of Accountancy 8.4 hours CPE, approved
Mississippi Bar 7 hours CLE, approved (incl. 1 hour ethics)
Louisiana Real Estate Commission 6 hours CE, approved

Click here for Registration & Agenda



Past Events

Careers in Real Estate Program

          When did it occur:     Thursday Nov. 2nd, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

          Where:    USA Faculty Club located at 6348 Fincher Road, Mobile, AL 36608

          Cost:       FREE

A University of South Alabama - University of Alabama co-hosted event, Careers in Real Estate! This event enabled students and community members to explore various careers in the real estate industry such as:

  • Brokerage (Sales and Leasing)
  • Property Management
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Propert Valuation
  • And more!

Click here for more information.

Real Estate Career DayReal Estate Student Education

Digital Marketing Boot Camp

When did it occur:  Friday, October 20, 2017

                                  7:15 am -12:30 pm

Where: Mitchell College of Business at the Univ. of South Alabama

Cost: $245

Keynote Speaker: Francie Strong, VP of Evernote

Guest Speakers: Rachel Smith, Program Manager, Google

and Shellie Teague, Executive Director, Mobile Arts Council

For more information click here

Digital Marketing Bootcampl

2017 Gulf Coast Real Estate & Economic Education Conference

The 2017 Gulf Coast Real Estate & Economic Education Conference highlighted key topical insights into crucially important aspects of negotiation, leadership, and digital marketing. The Conference provided attendees with a highly interactive and participative session to learn about national, regional and local economic and market conditions. 

The featured speaker this year was, Professor Stuart Diamond, who is one of the world's foremost experts on negotiation. He is a former NY Times journalist, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and the author of Getting More, NY Times bestselling book on negotiation that he used to train more than 12,000 Googlers and 5,000 Special Ops soldiers. We thank Hand Arendall LLC for their support to present Dr. Diamond at the Conference this year. 
WHEN:        August 30, 2017  
                   7:30 am - 4:30 pm

WHERE:      Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
                   64 S Water Street, Mobile, AL, 36602

Conference Brochure available for download here.

2017 Smart Personal Finance Series

The Center for Real Estate and Economic Development, in collaboration with the Mitchell College of Business (MCOB), is introducing Smart Personal Finance Series to help people become better at making their personal financial decisions. The Series will include 45-60 minutes long seminars featuring practical personal finance topics. They will be offered on campus to USA students and employees and eventually off campus to the community and corporate entities.

Following the great interest in the subjects, the Center for Real Estate and Economic Development is repeating the first two seminars of the Smart Personal Finance Series at the Student Center.


Staying Money-Wise During College

Keeping your student loans and college-life spending in check.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Student Center, Room 203

Managing your Money After Graduation

The car, the house, or the ring? Making responsible money decisions with your first paycheck. 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Student Center, Room 203
The Center plans to offer additional seminars in the future. Potential topics include:

Should I buy or should I rent? 
How to assess cost of living when moving for a job to another city? 
How to buy a house?
How to save for retirement and why start now?
How to buy a car?
How to decide on mortgage?
Should I refinance my mortgage and how?
How to build my credit?
What life documents to have in place in case of family emergency?
The Center welcomes suggestions on additional topics of interest and we are open to taking the seminars off campus for community education and corporate training. Please direct your questions and inquiries to Jana Stupavsky.