1st Annual West Alabama Real Estate Leadership Forum

April 30, 2021
Cypress Inn Pavilion

The West Alabama Real Estate Leadership Forum will address key local issues rooted within the real estate sector, with a special focus on workforce housing and diversity.

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The Forum has been approved for 3 hours of CE by the Alabama Real Estate Commission.


Important Note: There is no admission cost associated with the forum. Invitations will be directly provided to community and industry leaders (owner/operators, managing executive/brokers, and organization executives from the following disciplines: residential/CRE, homebuilding, lending, title, valuation). Due to limited capacity associated with pandemic restrictions, registration will be “first come first serve”Reservation cancellation policy: In the event that you do not cancel your reservation by Friday, April 23, 2021, and do not attend, you agree to a $25.00 support fee that offsets related event expenses. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

To become an exclusive sponsor (by category/business discipline), contact Grayson Glaze at 205-348-7714, gglaze@culverhouse@ua.edu or by text at 205-394-7718.

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Meet Our Speakers


7:30 – 8:15am        Registration/Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 am       Welcome & CE Instructions
                                  Grayson Glaze, Executive Director, ACRE
                                  Rev. Anderson Ted Graves, Bailey Tabernacle C.M.E. Church
                                  Kay Palan, PhD, Dean, Culverhouse College of Business, The University of Alabama
                                  Jim Page, President & CEO, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

                                  Walt Maddox, Mayor, City of Tuscaloosa
                                  Wes York, 2021 President, Tuscaloosa Association of REALTORS

8:30 – 9:20 am       Real Estate 10-Year Reflection & Outlook
                                  Stuart Norton, Data Analytics Coordinator, ACRE

                                  Session Sponsor: Capitol Park Title

9:20 – 9:30 am       Break

9:30 – 10:20 am    Workforce Housing: West Alabama’s Greatest Short Term Challenge (Panel Discussion)
                                  Mark Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Bryant Bank (moderator)
                                  Brock Corder, President, The Builders Group
                                  Rick Clementz, General Counsel/Chief of Staff, MBUSI
                                  Danielle Winningham, Executive Director, TCEDA

                                  Session Sponsor: Bryant Bank


10:20 – 10:30 am   Break

10:30 – 11:20 am   REimagined: Diversity in Real Estate Initiative
                                   James E. King, Jr., PhD, Assoc. Dean for DEI, Culverhouse College of Business, The University of Alabama

                                   Cherie Moman, Director of Education, Marketing & Communication, ACRE

                                   Diversity Panel Discussion
                                   Debbie Phillips, PhD, President, The Quadrillion (moderator)

                                   Cassandra Chandler, CCIM, CRE Broker, The Chandler Group LLC
                                   Isaac McCoy, Dean, Stillman College School of Business
                                   Chris Owes, CRE Tax Associate, Marvin F. Poer and Company

                                   Fitzgerald Washington, Secretary of Labor, State of Alabama

                                  Session Sponsor:  C Spire

11:20 – 11:30 am   Closing Remarks / CE Instructions

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