Join us on February 11th at The Club to learn What’s NXT in 2022!

Frequently Asked Questions

ACREcom has been approved 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 The Club in Birmingham (1 Robert S Smith Dr, Birmingham, AL)

The conference will open at 7:45 AM on Friday, February 11, 2022. Sessions are from 8:30 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. 

The conference will be rescheduled as soon as possible, likely March/April 2022. All admissions and sponsorships will be honored. At any time you can transfer to another individual but there are no refunds. Or you can simply apply as a credit to the 2023 conference or another ACRE forum during the same year. 

Yes. Exhibit tables are $400 and include admission for one to pre-conference networking reception and keynote lunch, one 6′ table with skirt and two chairs, and inclusion in the exhibitor directory on the ACREcom website. 


Morning Session

7:45 – 8:15am                  Registration & Networking

8:15 – 8:30am                  Welcome / CE Instructions

                                            Grayson Glaze, Executive Director, ACRE

8:30 – 9:30am                  Session 1: Commercial Real Estate & Economic Outlook

                                            Dr. Keivan Deravi, President, Economic Research Services

9:30 – 10:15am               NXT Level Networking

10:15 – 11:00am             Session 2: What’s Working with Cam Marston (Selling Across the Generations)

11:00 – 11:45am             Session 3: (Panel) Alabama’s Amazing Story of Acceleration & Innovation

                                            Fitzgerald Washington, Secretary of Labor, Alabama Department of Labor

                                            Greg Canfield, Secretary of Commerce, Alabama Department of Commerce

11:45am – 1:00pm          Lunch & Keynote Presentation – Will We Still Be Able to Earn Brokerage Fees in the Metaverse?

                                            Derek Waltchack, Partner, Shannon Waltchack 

Afternoon Training Session

1:30 – 2:20pm                  Session 1 (Environmental): Winning Solar Strategies

                                            Sam Yates, CEO, Eagle Solar & Light (ESL)

2:20 – 2:30pm                  Program Break / Networking

2:30 – 3:20pm                  Session 2 Panel (Social): Winning Workforce Strategies

                                            Debbie Phillips, Ph.D., CPM, President, The Quadrillion

                                            Libby Lassiter, President, Bayer Properties

                                            Charles Stallworth, Dean of Students, Miles College

                                            Helena Johnson, CORE Coordinator, Alabama Center for Real Estate

3:20 – 3:30pm                  Program Break / Networking

3:30 – 4:20pm                  Session 3 Panel (Governance): Winning Development Strategies

                                            Chad Emerson, President & CEO, Downtown Huntsville

                                            Jeff Downes, City Manager, City of Vestavia Hills

                                            Wesley Crunkleton, Principal, Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate Group

4:20 – 4:30pm                  Closing CE Instructions / Adjourn


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