2014 NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition

Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2014
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, IL

The NMHC Student Housing Conference is the premier event that brings together all of the leading players in student housing to discuss the beginning of another school year and share vital information you can use to improve your negotiating skills and bottom line. Whether you are new to student housing or a veteran, you cannot afford to be absent September 30 through October 2 in Chicago.

Open to NMHC members and non-members, the conference is geared toward anyone interested in student housing and brings together nearly 700 leading owners, developers, lenders, brokers and university partners.

NMHC’s Student Housing Conference is open to NMHC members and non-members. Conference attendance fees or waivers do not include hotel room charges. The registration policy is as follows:


  • NMHC Executive Committee Members: receive three (3) complimentary registrations and may register additional representatives for a fee of $600 each, until August 29, and $800 thereafter;
  • NMHC Board of Directors Members: receive one (1) complimentary registration and may register additional representatives for a fee of $600 each, until August 29, and $800 thereafter;
  • NMHC Advisory Committee and Associate Members: may register representatives for a fee of $600 each, until August 29, and $800 thereafter;
  • 2014 Chairman's Circle Sponsors ($50,000 or more): receive four (4) additional complimentary registrations;
  • 2014 Friends of the Council ($25,000 to $49,999): receive two (2) additional complimentary registrations;
  • Overall Conference Sponsors ($10,000 to $24,999): receive two (2) additional complimentary registrations;
  • Non-Members: may register representatives for a fee of $1,200 each, until August 29, and $1,400 thereafter; and
  • Exhibitors: receive one (1) full conference badge and two (2) complimentary Exhibit Hall-only badges with each paid 10' x 10' booth. Exhibitors can upgrade one, or both, of the Exhibit Hall-only badges to a full conference badge for $350 each.

Member registration is contingent upon dues being current. NMHC reserves the right to close meeting registration should interest exceed availability.

Please note: Registrations received after September 22 (including on-site registrations) may result in your name and company being excluded from the printed attendee list.


Meeting cancellations must be sent in writing to NMHC. Written requests for meeting cancellation refunds received prior to ten (10) business days before the start of the meeting are entitled to a full refund, minus a processing fee of $250. No meeting cancellation refunds will be granted within ten (10) business days prior to meeting commencement.

Please contact NMHC’s Membership Department at 202/974-2300 or membership@nmhc.org for information regarding registration.


Palmer Hilton Chicago

 Palmer House Hilton
 17 East Monroe Street
 Chicago, IL 60603


Room reservations should be made directly with the Palmer House Hilton by calling 312/726-7500 or click here to make your reservation online. NMHC has set aside a block of rooms for meeting attendees with a cut-off date of Wednesday, September 10. Our group rates start at $249 single/double occupancy, per night (plus applicable taxes). To receive the group rate, please specify that you will be attending the NMHC Student Housing Conference when speaking to the reservations agent. Rooms are limited.

We anticipate selling out our entire room block at the group rate at the Palmer House Hilton. If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation there, please contact Melissa Rowan directly at 202/974-2372 or mrowan@nmhc.org before canceling with the hotel so she may reassign your room to another NMHC member on the hotel's wait list, if needed.

Please note: NMHC does not have any affiliation with brokers who may contact you offering great deals on hotels for the 2014 NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition. While it is not illegal for a travel firm or booking agent to solicit potential customers, it can be difficult to determine the legitimacy of offers from these organizations. Those who opt for alternatives to the NMHC negotiated rates may find themselves at risk.

Ground Transportation/Car Rentals

The Palmer House Hilton is located at 17 East Monroe Street, approximately 18 miles from O’Hare International Airport and 12 miles from Midway International Airport. For those of you arriving by air, you have the following alternatives for ground transportation:

  • A taxi from O’Hare Airport will cost approximately $35 each way and takes about 40 minutes, depending on traffic. A taxi from Midway Airport will cost approximately $25 each way and takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is $2.25 per person and runs to and from O'Hare and Midway airports. From O'Hare International Airport, take the Blue Line train to Monroe/Dearborn stop. Walk east on Monroe to the hotel. The Palmer House is on the south side of the street. From Midway Airport, take the Orange Line to downtown. Get off at the Adams/Wabash stop. The Palmer House is located on the west side of Wabash Avenue. Note: This method is not recommended if a guest has more than one bag.
  • An alternative to taxi service or the train is GO Airport Express. It is a shared ride service and may make multiple stops. From O'Hare Airport, the cost is about $30 per person one way and $50 per person round-trip. From Midway Airport, the cost is $23 per person one way and $40 per person round-trip. Contact the company at 888/284-3826 for hours of operation or to make a reservation.
  • NMHC has contracted with Hertz for discounted car rental rates, which are typically better than the rates other companies offer.  Reservations can be made by calling the Hertz Meeting Sales Desk at 800/654-2240 or click here to make your reservations online. To receive NMHC’s special rates, please request CV#011F0124.
  • Self parking is $41 per night and valet parking is $72 per night.

Please contact Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org should you have questions regarding travel or hotel information. Please call the NMHC office at 202/974-2300 for all other questions.


NMHC thanks our generous sponsors!

Conference Sponsors:
Bader Company
KeyBank Real Estate Capital
PNC Real Estate
RealPage, Inc.
Walker & Dunlop

Media Sponsor:
National Real Estate Investor 
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