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2017 UNC Real Estate Conference

April 6, 2017

The Carolina Club — Alumni Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill NC

11:00 a.m. Welcome - Please pick up your name tag and proceed into Alumni Hall for Guest and Alumni Networking.
Noon Conference Welcome by David Hartzell, Wood/Bell Distinguished Professor, and Director, Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
12:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker, Len O'Donnell, [Slide Presentation] President & CEO, USAA Real Estate Company, introduction by David Hartzell

1:00 p.m.

Conference Speaker, Mary Ludgin, [Slide Presentation] Managing Director, Head of Global Research, Heitman introduction by David Hartzell

2:00 p.m.



Technology Panel, "Disruptive Technologies - Changing the Nature of Real Estate", Moderated by Jim Spaeth, Executive Director, The Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies, Kenan-Flagler Business School

3:30 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

Capital Markets Panel, Moderated by Steven Bean, Executive Managing Director, Situs

5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks - Reception at the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill

Pre-Conference Events:

* Times are subject to change

* Presentation slides when and if made available will be provided by link on this page


The 2017 UNC Real Estate Conference registration is CLOSED.  A record for our conference, thank you.  We will take email requests to be placed on a wait list.  In addition, we will accommodate refund requests for conference registrations until noon on March 24, 2017.

2017 UNC Real Estate Conference Attendees by Name

2017 UNC Real Estate Conference Attendees by Firm

We will be sending out an email to all registrants on Monday, April 3rd, highlighting conference speakers, a reminder of pre-conference and post-conference events, the reception location and your parking options. 

We look forward to seeing you on April 6th.

If you wish to be added to our mailing list for future events and program updates sponsored by the Wood Center, please go to the Contact Us page of our website.



Schell Bray

Asana Partners

Boston Prop 2016

Crescent Communities

Eastdil Secured

FCA 2016

GLP 2016



Highwoods 2016

Johnson Development Associates Inc.







Wood Partners

If you are interested in being a 2017 sponsor, please call or email Susan Drake at 919.962.3219

Local Chapel Hill Hotels

  • The Carolina Inn - Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, at the doorstep of the beautiful campus of The University of North Carolina.
  • The Franklin Hotel - Located at 311 West Franklin Street, right in the center of town activity.
  • Siena Hotel - Inspired by the beauty of Italy, The Siena Hotel - located in beautiful Chapel Hill North Carolina, will captivate you with its elegance. A Four Diamond hotel and restaurant recipient since 1987.
  • Aloft - Located in the heart of "Blue Heaven." We are situated just down the road from UNC's Campus.
  • Courtyard by Marriott - Located next door to the Friday Center for Continuing Education and just 1 mile from the University of North Carolina - UNC Chapel Hill campus.
  • The Homewood Suites by Hilton® - This Durham-Chapel Hill/I-40 hotel is ideally located for travelers visiting the Raleigh-Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Carrboro - Set in the heart of Chapel Hill/Carrboro, this welcoming hotel is within walking distance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and dining and leisure options in downtown Chapel Hill.
  • Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont - Located off Rt 54, the Rizzo Conference Center's close proximity to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and the RDU Airport make it an accessible and practical choice for area business travelers. Located in Chapel Hill, near the Meadowmont community, the boutique hotel setting inside the Rizzo Conference Center, provides executive style hotel guest rooms with a variety of amenities, specially designed with the business traveler in mind.

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