Biennial Real Estate Conference Update
Impact of Geopolitics on the Markets and Cutting Edge Development Top the Agenda
Opening Keynote
Friday, September 14, 2018, 8:15 AM
Peter Zeihan is a  geopolitical  strategist who specializes in global energy, demographics and security. He analyzes the realities of geography and populations to deepen the understanding of how global politics impact markets and economic trends. He has been quoted in national and international media on a variety of geopolitical topics. In 2012 his consulting firm Zeihan on Geopolitics was founded to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products. Zeihan authored his first book,  The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder , in 2014, and his second in 2017 titled  The Absent Superpower: The Shale Revolution and a World Without America.
Fireside Chat
Friday, September 14, 2018, 10:15 AM
During this interactive session, incoming UW Professor Mark Eppli will talk with Matt Bronfman, Principal and Chief Executive Office of Jamestown. Jamestown was established in 1983 as an investment and management company focused on income-producing real estate in the United States Jamestown has expanded into a national, vertically integrated real estate operator with approximately $10.4 billion of assets under management. Matt Bronfman has led the acquisition and redevelopment of iconic projects from Chelsea Market in New York and Ponce City Market in Atlanta to the Innovation and Design Building in Boston and Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco.
Register for the 2018 Biennial Wisconsin Real Estate Conference before August 8, 2018 to take advantage of the Early Bird savings of $100! Visit the conference website for additional information. 
Participate in this ‘ladies only’ event that will celebrate and build upon the UW Real Estate connections among alumni, students and guests. The Tea (beer and wine will be served) is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 PM in the Wine Room at The Edgewater Hotel.
Michael Shannon to Receive Wisconsin Award
Michael Shannon, Chairman of KSL Capital Partners, LLC, will be presented with the 2018 Wisconsin Award at the Alumni Luncheon on Friday, September 14th. Instituted by the late Professor Jim Graaskamp, the award recognizes the successes and contributions of an individual to the real estate process. Each award recipient has demonstrated an ability to successfully integrate both a business and social ethic within the real estate process. Michael co-founded KSL Capital Partners, LLC in 2004 and co-founded its predecessor KSL Recreation Corporation in 1992, and is now serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Congratulations to Michael!
Welcome Biennial Wisconsin Real Estate Conference Sponsors
Gold Corporate Partners
Silver Corporate Partner
Event Sponsors
Patron Sponsors
Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
A few sponsorship spots for the Biennial Wisconsin Real Estate Conference are still available. A Biennial sponsorship is a unique opportunity to network with WREAA’s unparalleled real estate alumni network, representing professionals from across the spectrum of commercial real estate and to showcase a company at one of the industry’s leading forums on commercial real estate trends. Download the Biennial Sponsorship Brochure and contact Mandy Kaegy for further information.
Biennial to Feature NextGen Networking Break
Connect with emerging real estate professionals who are recent graduates (graduating in 2013 or later) of the UW Madison Real Estate Program. Alumni and friends are asked to help make this event a success by collecting 5 business cards of NextGen alumni. Sign the business cards and deliver to the registration desk for a chance for you and a NextGen to win a package of UW Real Estate program swag!
WREAA's Cornerstone and Sustaining Members help WREAA to adopt new initiatives to advance the Wisconsin Real Estate Program and Network. We are grateful for their dedication and generous financial support. We recognize these members on an exclusive Honor Roll webpage and as featured members on the website throughout the year. Contact Jane Miller at the WREAA Office to become an Honor Roll Member!
Around the Regions
Southern California on the Links
Texas Region Tours Legacy West
Madison Mallards Baseball Enjoyed by Wisconsin Badgers
Illinois Golf Open held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
WREAA Career Hub
Find potential job candidates using the Career Center at the WREAA website! As a WREAA member, you may search the database for resumes. Log in and click on the Career Center link. Hit the Resume/CV Search link, fill out the criteria (Tip: fewer criteria will return more results) click search and find the best candidate for your position. Would you prefer candidates send you their resume? Post your job opening on the Career Center by clicking "submit an opening "and filling out the form. Remember to refer your colleagues to this excellent resource as all employment opportunities are welcome.
A Sampling of Career Opportunities
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Seattle, Washington
Names in the News
Abby Cain married Manak Chojar on May 19th, 2018 at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison, WI. Surrounded by friends and family, they combined their Christian and Hindu faiths into a beautiful fusion wedding ceremony. The reception was a blend of both cultures by sharing American and Indian cuisines and dancing all night to American classics and Bollywood hits.
Anastacia Anderson (BBA 2018) was recently employed by JLL as an Associate Broker in Mill Valley, California. Contact Anastacia at .

Bradley Carlson (BBA 2002) has been promoted from Vice President, Portfolio Manager, US CRE to Vice President, Relationship Manager, US CRE for BMO Harris Bank N.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota and can be reached at .

Scott Modelski (BBA 2007) has joined Alpha Capital CRE as Senior Vice President in Chicago, Illinois. Scott can be reached at .

Ellie Kahn (BBA 2014) was recently promoted from Portfolio Analyst to Assistant Vice President for Lincoln Property Company in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at .

Nick Brown (MBA 2018) has joined Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC as a Senior Analyst in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at .

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