2013 NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition — General Meeting Information

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12th Annual NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition

September 30 - October 2, 2014 • Palmer House Hilton • Chicago, IL

Interested in exhibiting?  Visit Exhibitor Opportunities on http://www.nmhc.org/

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Agenda and more details to come in April.

In the meantime...visit the site below to see what took place at last year's conference!



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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 on September 30 - October 2 in New Orleans.

Open to NMHC members and non-members, the conference is open to anyone interested in student housing and brings together over 500 leading owners, developers, lenders, brokers and university partners.  

 Keynote Speaker:

Catlett Lowell

Lowell Catlett

Lowell B. Catlett, PhD, is Regent’s Professor/Dean and Chief Administrative Officer at New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. An exciting futurist, his knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way we will live and work is addressed in his varied and upbeat presentations. Dr. Catlett works both nationally and internationally, presenting his “take” on trends in health care, agriculture, the environment, education and more.



Agenda At-A-Glance

Monday, September 30 
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


11:00 AM - Noon

Forty Under Forty Meeting (By Invitation Only)

Noon - 1:30 PM

A Timely Discussion of Apartment Capital Markets
(NMHC Members Only) 

1:30 - 2:30 PM National Student Housing Council Meeting
(NMHC Members Only)
3:00 - 5:30 PM General Session
• Welcome
• The Young Adult Market
• Presentation of 2013 Income & Expense Survey
• Kickoff Panel
• Keynote Speaker: Lowell Catlett 
5:30 - 7:00 PM Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, October 1
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Registration
7:30 - 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM - Noon

General Session
• Update on Macro Finances: State Budgets and Family Budgets
• Best Option: Buy Existing or Develop New?
• Investment Outlook
• Proximity to Campus: Close vs. Remote
• Acquiring and Upgrading an Older Property 

Noon - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 - 3:15 PM General Session
• Ten Questions and Ten Answers
• What Are the Lenders Doing?
3:30 - 4:20 PM

Concurrent Sessions
• How Smaller Companies Control and Manage Utility Costs
• Property Management Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them 

4:30 - 5:20 PM Peer-to-Peer Networking with Discussion Leaders
• IT Question and Answer Session
• Rent Growth and Retention
• Becoming a Magnet for Student Living 
5:30 - 7:00 PM Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, October 2
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Registration
8:00 - 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM General Session
• The Latest & Greatest in Design - What's Hot and What's Not?
• Guerilla Marketing
• The Rising Cost of Construction and Cap Ex
• Wrap-up and Q&A
12:15 PM Conference Adjourns

Note: Agenda is subject to change.  Please be aware that photos may be taken at the conference and posted online.

NMHC Student Housing Report 

Each year the Council publishes an original student housing report in conjunction with its Student Housing Conference. As an added bonus, attendees will receive a complimentary copy of this year's report (valued at $1,500).  Note: This is the last year conference attendees will receive a complimentary report. 


What are top student housing executives saying about the conference?

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"This is the 'go-to' conference among all the options that are out there."

David J. Adelman
President and CEO, Campus Apartments


Bill Bayless.jpg"As the first student housing specific conference in the nation, the NMHC Student Housing Conference continues to offer a great opportunity to network this year with peers in New Orleans, to explore new investment opportunities and share operational experiences."

Bill Bayless
President and CEO, American Campus Communities 


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"The NMHC Student Housing Conference was the first, and is still the best, conference.  No event captures the pulse of our industry like this one."

Brian L. Dinerstein
President, The Dinerstein Companies


"NMHC has the premier student housing conference.  It sets the standard for both the conventional multi-family and student housing industries.  It was the first national organization to recognize and promote the student housing niche."

Donna Preiss
Founder and CEO, The Preiss Company 



Overall Conference Sponsors:  

Bader   Beech Street Logo  Greystar Logo   Marcus & Millichap Logo    


Media Sponsors:   

MultifamilyBiz Logo   NREI logo


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