Fall Conference

The UVA Center for Real Estate and the Built Environment is excited to host our daylong 2022 Fall Conference at the McIntire School of Commerce on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Student-centered activities kick off the morning, and all attendees are invited to enjoy a networking lunch. Thought leaders in the real estate industry highlight a keynote and panels in the afternoon.

Don’t miss this opportunity for UVA alumni, industry partners, current students, and faculty to gather, discuss, and learn together.

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Agenda at a Glance
Time Activity
9:30 a.m. Optional:  Student flash mentoring*
11:15 a.m. Informal luncheon; Student networking
12:15 p.m. Welcome remarks; Gift announcement
12:45 p.m. Keynote speaker:  Fireside chat
2 p.m. Panel: Capital Markets Update & Investor Discussion
4 p.m. Panel: Building Cities & Firms for Tomorrow
5:45 p.m. Networking cocktail reception

*Information on this activity will be posted in the coming weeks.

Featured Speakers

William Ferguson
William Ferguson
Chairman, Ferguson Partners
Bernard Harkless
Bernard Harkless
Principal, Lynx Ventures
Jeffrey Havsy (A&S '96)
Jeffrey Havsy (A&S '96)
CRE Industry Practice Lead, Moody's Analytics
Frankie Jones (School of Law '08)
Frankie Jones (School of Law '08)
Vice President & Managing Director, Lincoln Financial Group
Scott Kelley (Commerce '83)
Scott Kelley (Commerce '83)
CEO, Aetos Capital Real Estate, LP
Dan Klein (A&S ’87)
Dan Klein (A&S ’87)
SVP, Investments & Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Physician's Realty Trust
Ana Lai
Ana Lai
Senior Director, S&P Global Ratings
Scot Latimer (Architecture ’78)
Scot Latimer (Architecture ’78)
Principal, Gensler
Bruce Miller (A&S '89)
Bruce Miller (A&S '89)
CEO, Investure
Courtney Nickels (Commerce '08)
Courtney Nickels (Commerce '08)
Senior Vice President, Artemis Real Estate Partners
Caitlin Sugrue Walter
Caitlin Sugrue Walter
Vice President, Research, National Multifamily Housing Council

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the event?

Visit the registration page for the conference. Once registered, you will automatically be included in future emails containing agenda updates and other logistical information.

What's the cost of registration for the conference?

UVA alumni and the public: Registration is $50.

UVA students: Conference registration is complimentary for current UVA students. Morning sessions are specifically aimed at students interested in real estate. We ask that students only register once they are sure they can attend the daylong conference, as you will be included in our flash-mentoring schedules and catering estimates.  

Due to capacity limits in Room 120 for the afternoon sessions and to the size of our anticipated audience, we reserve the right to ask students to view these sessions on screen in an overflow classroom.

 

Where is the conference being held?

The inaugural in-person Fall Conference will be held at the McIntire School of Commerce in Rouss & Robertson Halls at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 

Due to construction associated with the School's Expansion Project, navigating the area can be challenging. Visitors should access Rouss & Robertson Halls from the Lawn. Review our visitor page for more detailed information for directions, parking, and visiting the McIntire School.

I'm coming from out of town. Where should I stay?

There are many hotels in and around Charlottesville, as well as other lodging options such as Airbnb and VRBO. To see a list of hotels in the area, visit our hotel listings page to view lodging options within walking distance of UVA Grounds.

McIntire has secured a discounted room block for this conference at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlottesville, approximately 3.3 miles from the School. To book a room, select "Special Rates"; then enter "REC" in the Group Code field. The special rate of $187 + tax is available only for the nights of Nov. 10, 11, and 12.  The deadline to book a room in this block is Oct. 17, but it may fill up sooner.

I am driving to UVA for the conference. Where should I park?

Visitor parking is available at the Central Grounds Garage, conveniently located under the University Bookstore at 400 Emmet St. near Newcomb Hall, Memorial Gymnasium, Brown College, and the Clemons Library. Hourly parking may be paid via the ParkMobile app.

Overnight parking is not permitted. Visitors who require overnight parking accommodations may purchase a temporary BLUE permit to park in the lots at John Paul Jones Arena. 

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Logistics and Getting Around

The conference will be hosted at the McIntire School of Commerce, located in Rouss & Robertson Halls on the southeast end of the historic Lawn at the University of Virginia. Check out the FAQs above for helpful information on visiting UVA, parking, and area hotels.  

If you aren't familiar with Charlottesville, we can suggest this visitors guide, this visitors bureau page, and these popular destinations:

Shopping, entertainment, and eating out: UVA students, faculty, staff, and visitors enjoy the many shops, boutiques, restaurants, and nearby hotels of the the Corner, a thriving business district neighboring UVA's campus, or Grounds. A bit further away, the Downtown Mall is home to more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants housed in historic buildings along Charlottesville's Main Street. Find parking in nearby garages and parking lots, as well as a free trolley service connecting the mall to UVA. 

Lodging: Due to the UVA home football game on Saturday, Nov. 12, we expect hotel rooms to become more expensive, and more scarce, as the conference approaches. Check out the FAQs above for hotel information.

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorship of the UVA Center for Real Estate and the Built Environment's annual fall conference enables the Center to pursue its mission through foundational programming supporting students and academic programs, investing in research and discovery efforts, and industry engagement events.

Please contact Allison Teweles for more information about sponsoring the event.

Orange
$1,000-$2,999
  • The sponsoring company receives two conference tickets.
  • The company is listed on printed promotional materials and the conference website.
Blue
$3,000-$4,999
  • The sponsoring company receives three conference tickets.
  • The company receives a day-of conference acknowledgment.
  • The company is listed on printed promotional materials and the conference website.
Networking
$5,000-$7,499
  • The sponsoring company receives four conference tickets.
  • The company may host an information table during the networking break.
  • The company receives a day-of conference acknowledgment.
  • The company is listed on printed promotional materials and the conference website.
Reception
$7,500-$9,999
  • The sponsoring company receives five conference tickets.
  • The company may host a table and display a firm-branded banner during the evening reception.
  • The company is recognized at the evening reception.
  • The company is included in the Real Estate Premier Partners program.
  • The company also receives all lower-tier benefits.
Presenting
$10,000 or more
  • The sponsoring company receives 10 conference tickets.
  • The company may host a table during the student luncheon and the networking break.
  • The company may provide firm-branded giveaway items for all participants.
  • The company receives a resume book featuring student attendees.
  • The company is included in the Real Estate Premier Partners program.
  • The company is recognized at the conference welcome and evening reception.
  • The company also receives all lower-tier benefits.