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Everitt Real Estate Center conference asks 'Are governments shrinking their real estate portfolios?'

December 2, 2011

Government's management and role in real estate ownership can deeply impact the economic outlook of a city, state or even an entire nation. In today's challenging economic climate, state and local governments' budgets are even more constrained, which may impact future acquisitions and dispositions of existing portfolios.

Everitt Real Estate Center'Government and Real Estate: Regulatory Impacts vs. Future Opportunities'

This topic will be discussed at Colorado State’s Everitt Real Estate Center conference “Government and Real Estate: Regulatory Impacts vs. Future Opportunities.” The event will be held from 8- 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 8 at North Ballroom Room of the Lory Student Center on campus.

Keynote speaker Chris Roth

The keynote speaker of the event is Chris Roth, a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle’s headquarters in Chicago and the firm’s national project manager for the General Services Administration’s National Broker Contract (GSA NBC). Roth will share his knowledge of federal policies and upcoming legislation proposals concerning government real estate holding policy.

Roth directs a team of professionals in the New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver and Washington, D.C. offices in tenant representation and construction oversight for federal agency tenants. Since April 2005, the team has secured over 1,100 leases and is now engaged in more than 480 active procurements.

Local issues and impacts of federal policy

Building on that discussion, a panel of distinguished state and local representatives will delve into the local issues and impacts of federal policy while highlighting specific projects. Panelists also will discuss real estate budget issues, asset management trends, sustainability challenges and a mobile workforce.

Panelists include Bob Hunt of Jones Lang LaSalle, G.W. Emge of GSA, Mike Karbach of the State of Colorado and Michael Kirk of Larimer County.

Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year award

In addition to the guest speakers and panel discussions, the Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year award will be presented to Brinkman Partners at the event for their innovation and leadership in real estate construction and development in the Northern Colorado marketplace.

Dave and Gail Liniger2011 Hall of Fame award

The Colorado State University Everitt Real Estate Center also is pleased to announce the co-founders of RE/MAX - Dave and Gail Liniger - as recipients of the 2011 Hall of Fame award. They will be sharing their amazing story of how they turned their business into the top selling real estate company in the world at 10 a.m. in the Lory Student Center following the EREC’s Government and Real Estate event on Dec. 8. The "Above the Crowd" event featuring the Linigers is free and open to the public.

The Everitt Real Estate event beginning at 8 a.m. (before the event with the Linigers) also is open to the public, but registration is required.The price for Everitt Real Estate members is free and $35 for non-members. To register, visit

For questions about membership or the event, please contact Anne Spry at (970) 491-5522 or