Alabama Commercial Real Estate Conference & Expo (ACREcom)


Friday, February 17, 2023

Homewood City Hall


Address: 2850 19th Street South

Homewood, AL 35209


Please join us for the pre-conference reception at Burr & Forman!

Thursday, February 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address: 420 20th Street North, Suite 3400, Birmingham, AL 35203


Morning Session

8:00-8:30am                 Registration / Networking

8:30-8:45am                 Opening Remarks & CE Instructions 

8:45-10:00am               Session 1: Economic Roundtable

                                         Anoop Mishra, VP, Regional Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

                                         Sam Addy, Senior Research Economist, Associate Dean, Culverhouse College of Business

                                         John Norris, Managing Director, Investments and Thought Leadership, Oakworth Capital Bank

10:00-10:30am             Break / Networking    

10:30-11:30am             Session 2: Capital Markets Roundtable

                                         Chad Hagwood, Senior Managing Director, Southeast Regional Director & MHC Production Head, Lument

                                         Steve Clikas, Head of Conventional Production, VP of Investments, Protective Life

                                         Chip Moore, President, Highland Commercial Mortgage

11:30am-12:00             Lunch

12:00-12:30pm             Keynote Presentation: 

                                         David Bronner, CEO, Retirement Systems of Alabama

12:30-1:00pm               Networking / Break


Afternoon Session

1:00-1:50pm                 Afternoon Session 1: Leveraging Social Media to Build Your Brand and Fill Vacancies

                                        DeeDee Shashy, VP, National Leasing, Centennial Real Estate Acquisitions

                                        Lillian Brand, Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Shashy Ross Communications

                                        Liz Holloway, Account Director, Sprouthouse Agency

                                        Stephanie Hill, Associate Broker, Southpace

                                        Allison Roberts, Marketing Manager, The Summit Birmingham

1:50-2:00pm                 Networking / Break

2:00-2:50pm                 Afternoon Session 2: Business Intelligence for Investment in Alabama

                                        Lauren Hyde, Executive Director, Alabama Business Intelligence Center

2:50-3:00pm                 Networking / Break

3:00-3:50pm                 Afternoon Session 3: How Crypto’s Blockchain Technology will Change Real Estate

                                        Cole Walker, Board Member, MindCoin Capital

3:50-4:00pm                 Closing Remarks & CE Instructions


Event Sponsors

Premiere Partner

Title Sponsor

Event Host

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Alabama Cabinet Members

Frequently Asked Questions

ACREcom has been submitted for approval for two mutually exclusive 3-hour sessions (morning/afternoon) of CE by the Alabama Real Estate Commission allowing for more attendee flexibility. In addition, 6 hours of business related CPE by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy and 6 hours of CLE by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama will be applied for leading up to the conference. 

The registration fee for the program is $150.

We encourage participants to register early.


There are multiple sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available. For more information, please click here. For more information about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities please contact Stuart Norton by email

ACREcom will be held at Homewood City Hall (Room: Rosewood Hall) Address: 2850 19th Street South, Homewood, AL 35209

The conference will open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023. Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with several networking and exhibition breaks. 

There is no charge for substitutions; however, you must notify on-site personnel that you are a substitute. 

Treasury regulations may permit an income tax deduction for educational expenses (registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to maintain or improve professional skills. 

The Alabama Center for Real Estate reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine sections or make instructor changes. 

Yes. Exhibit tables are $500 and include admission for one to the pre-conference networking reception (Thursday, February 16), one admission to the conference, and one 6′ table with skirt.