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Marquette University: Marquette Center for Real Estate to Host Real Estate Strategies Conference May 4

MILWAUKEE — Spencer Burton, chief investment officer at Stablewood Properties and founder of AdventuresinCRE.com, will deliver the keynote address at Marquette University’s 11th Annual Real Estate Strategies Conference, to be held Wednesday, May 4 from 8 a.m. at noon at the Alumni Union Memorial, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Registration is available online and open to the public. Media interested in covering the conference should contact Kevin Conway, Associate Director of University Communications, at [email protected].

This year’s conference will focus on game-changing investment strategies, building techniques and recruiting trends in commercial real estate. Burton’s keynote will focus on “Investment Decision Making: Redefining Data vs. Gut.”

Additional sessions include:

  • Panel: “Mass Timber: here to stay or a passing fad?” Lessons learned from early development projects »
  • Presentation: “The Metaverse and Real Estate: A Quick Look at What You Need to Know and What Matters to Everyday Pros”
  • Panel: “The War for Talent: New Strategies Today’s Top Employers Are Using to Attract and Retain Top Talent.”

Experts and panelists present for the discussions will include Ann Pieper Eisenbrown, Founder and CEO of Pieper Properties; Tim Hanley, Acting Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration; Lafayette Crump, Commissioner of Development for the City of Milwaukee; Tom Zale, vice president of real estate at Northwestern Mutual; Lyle Landowski, President and CEO of Colliers | Wisconsin; and James Phelps, president of JCP Construction. For a complete guest list, visit the event registration page.

Through innovative teaching, research, and outreach, the Center for Real Estate aims to deepen knowledge about commercial real estate in Marquette, Milwaukee, the Midwest, and nationwide. Marquette’s is the only commercial real estate program offered at a Catholic and Jesuit university, uniquely grounding everything the center does on a solid foundation of business principles, ethics, and an environment that engages students, professionals, and academics.