Welcome to the 2017 FSU Real Estate TRENDS Conference


The FSU Real Estate TRENDS Conference is organized to highlight the emerging trends and conditions facing the real estate industry. The conference discusses conditions affecting national, regional, and local markets.


This year’s conference speaker line-up is strong across all sessions. It is highlighted by Coach Bobby Bowden who joins us for the Thursday evening opening on Oct. 19, and the “Strategies for Beyond Tomorrow” panel on Friday, Oct. 20 that includes Dan Bass (Fortress Investment Group LLC), Scott Darling (American Realty Advisors), and Robert Merck (MetLife, Inc.), moderated by Christine Romans (CNN). We expect a “sell out” crowd of well over 600 to join us! This year’s conference is supported by over 100 sponsors and program partners—thank you!

To view the conference program, Click Here.

Thursday, October 19: The 2017 conference opens with a reception at the Champions Club from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. A panel of FSU football greats will join legendary coach, Bobby Bowden, to discuss the making of a dynasty.


Friday, October 20: Emerging market conditions and issues affecting investment, finance and business decisions will be the focus of the plenary and concurrent sessions. These sessions, featuring leading executives from all points across the nation, will examine conditions up and down the capital stack; the rise of the “surban” markets; developments in experiential retail/hospitality; opportunities in the health care related property sectors; and “Uncharted Territory.” Friday's sessions will be held at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center.


Saturday, October 21: FSU vs. Louisville Football Game, Doak Campbell Stadium. Single game tickets may be purchased at Seminoles.com or by calling (850) 644-1830.



The 600 attendees include institutional and private equity investors, advisors, lenders, asset managers, corporate users, developers, attorneys, brokers, appraisers and policy makers, plus we reserve space for 125 of our real estate students.


Our goal is to host a world-class forum that informs, challenges, and inspires.  The FSU Real Estate Center works to extend the traditional classroom for students enrolled at FSU in one of the nation’s preeminent real estate programs. 


The annual Real Estate TRENDS Conference is organized by the FSU Real Estate Center's Conference Committee.

  • When

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Friday Conference Location

  • Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center
    555 W. Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32306

Thursday Conference Location
FSU Champions Club
FSU Doak Campbell Stadium,
University Center, Building B,
Tallahassee, FL 32306

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