For the Love of Downtown

Friday, October 31
‚Äč8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
At the Lake Mirror Auditorium

Join other realtors, lenders, lawyers, market analysts, and financial experts as they explore our economic environment, capital markets, market forecasting, present and future risk profiles and investor prospects at the FSC Free Enterprise Symposium on “For the Love of Downtown.”

Featuring

Photo: Joe Ruthven

A Special Presentation Honoring
Joe. P. Ruthven

Owner/Founder of The Ruthvens

Photo: Rick Baker

Keynote Speaker: Rick Baker

Former Mayor of St Petersburg and Author of The Seamless City

Photo: Brian Nottage

Real Estate Economic Update

Brian Nottage, Ph.D. of JP Morgan Asset Management

Market overviews from experts in industrial, office, retail, and residential real estate.

This is an event not to be missed

Anyone who wants to better understand the local real estate values and the direction they are taking needs to attend.

Registration Closed


Don’t miss out!

October 31, 2014
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Lake Mirror Auditorium

$40 / person Until October 24
$45 / person After October 24
Lunch Included

Registration Closed


Many thanks to our sponsors and supporters

sponsor logosPeterson and Myers PA logo The Ruthvens logo Texas Cattle Company logo TD Bank logo Citizens Bank and Trust logo Broadway Real Estate Services logo Terrace Hotel logoMidFlorida logoCenterState Bank logo 

Program Agenda

7:30 AM

Registration & Networking Social
Coffee and Danish on the shores of Historic Lake Mirror

8:30 AM

Welcome
Dr. Bill Rhey, Florida Southern College

8:40 AM Importance of Property Rights
Dr. Derek Yonai, Center for Free Enterprise

8:50 AM

Keynote - Building a World Class Downtown and a Seamless City

  • Introduction - Howard Wiggs, Mayor, City of Lakeland
  • Rick Baker, former Mayor of St. Petersburg and author

9:35 AM

For the Love of Downtown...the next chapter

  • Introduction - Julie Townsend, LDDA
  • Lakeland … then, now and wow
  • Downtown Force Multipliers
  • FSC students - Collegiate Alliance Presentation
  • Winter Haven…downtown renaissance - Bud Strang
  • Discussion and Q & A
10:30 AM Networking Break

10:40 AM

Lakeland Market Update

  • Introduction - David Petr, President, Central Florida Development Corp
  • Industrial Market Overview - Greg Ruthven, President, The Ruthvens
  • Retail Market Overview - Gary Ralston, Managing Partner, Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty
  • Office Market Overview - Matthew Clark, Director of Property Services & Investments, Broadway Real Estate Services
  • Residential Market Overview - Joel Adams, Executive Vice President Highland Homes
  • Discussion and Q & A
11:35 AM Special Presentation Honoring Joe. P. Ruthven
 
12:00 PM

Luncheon Set Up

Buffet Luncheon Entree: Oak and citrus grilled 8 oz. tenderloin filet steak, texas cattle company’s famous house salad, garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed musrooms, dinner rolls, strawberry shortcake with whipped cream station, iced tea, water and coffee

Texas Cattle Company will be providing the lunch catering and TD Bank is the lunch sponsor.

12:15 PM

Luncheon Presentation 

  • Introduction - Gary Ralston, Managing Partner, Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty
  • An Inside Look at the Real Estate Economy - Brian Nottage, Managing Director, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Discussion and Q & A
12:50 PM End Lunch
1:00 PM
  • Downtown Tour with Jim Studiale
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Tour at Florida Southern College
3:00 PM End Program

This is an event not to be missed

Anyone who wants to better understand the local real estate values and the direction they are taking needs to attend.

Register Today