2017 NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition

September 25 - 27, 2017
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
Tampa, FL

In its 14th year, the NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition is the premier event that brings together 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 25 through 27 in Tampa, FL.

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

Keynote Speaker

Coach Ken Carter
Author and Founder & Chairman, Coach Ken Carter Foundation

Preliminary Agenda At-A-Glance     

Monday, September 25



10:00 AM – 7:00 PM




Noon – 1:00 PM

NMHC Student Housing Council Meeting (NMHC Members Only)



2:00 – 5:30 PM

General Session


  • Industry Leaders Spotlight
  • Student Spotlight: Choices, Choices, Choices: How Students Select Where to Live
  • Average is Just Not Good Enough, PERIOD!
    Keynote Speaker: Coach Carter, Former Famed Basketball Coach, Author and Founder & Chairman of the Coach Ken Carter Foundation

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall



5:45 – 6:00 PM

New! SnapSession: Student Housing Quickfire



Tuesday, September 26



7:45 AM – 7:00 PM




8:00 – 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast Social



8:00 – 9:00 AM

Student Housing Emerging Leaders Breakfast
(Open to All NMHC Members Under 40)



9:00 – 10:00 AM

General Session: Is Student Housing Recession Proof?



10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open 



10:00 – 11:00 AM

New! Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall



10:15 – 10:45 AM

New! SnapSession: 2017 Update for Medical & Recreational Marijuana



11:00 AM – Noon

Concurrent Sessions



Noon – 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall



1:00 – 2:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions



2:00 – 2:15 PM

Networking Break



2:15 – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions



3:00 – 3:15 PM

Networking Break



3:15 – 4:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions



4:00 – 4:15 PM

Networking Break



4:15 – 5:45 PM

General Session: NMHC Student Housing DealTank



5:45 – 6:45 PM

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall



6:00 – 6:15 PM

New! SnapSession: Student Housing Quickfire



Wednesday, September 27



7:45 AM – Noon




8:00 – 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast Social



9:00 – 10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions



10:00 – 10:15 AM

Networking Break



10:15 AM – Noon

General Session


  • Data Panel
  • Student Housing Trends: International Case Study


Conference Adjourns

Note: Agenda is subject to change. Photos may be taken at the conference and posted online.

View an agenda with additional details.


Tampa Marriott

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602


Room reservations should be made directly with the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel online or by calling 813/221-4900. NMHC has set aside a block of rooms for meeting attendees with a cut-off date of Tuesday, September 5. Our group rates start at $180 single/double occupancy, per night (plus applicable taxes and fees). 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 Marriott. 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: In the past, NMHC has received reports that sleeping room wholesalers have contacted some exhibitors/attendees offering great deals on hotels for the 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. NMHC reminds its attendees/exhibitors that we have no affiliation with any of these room brokers. 

Ground Transportation


The Tampa Marriott Waterside is approximately 9 miles from Tampa International Airport. For those of you arriving by air, you have the following alternatives for ground transportation:


  • A taxi between the Tampa International Airport and the hotel will cost approximately $25 each way and takes about 15 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • An alternative to taxi service is SuperShuttle. It is a shared ride service and may make multiple stops. From the airport, the cost is $12 per person one way. Contact the company online or at 800/258-3826 for hours of service or to make a reservation.
  • Valet parking at the hotel is $28 daily.


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.

Conference Registration

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 25, 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 25, and $800 thereafter
  • NMHC Advisory Committee Members: may register representatives for a fee of $600 each, until August 25, and $800 thereafter
  • 2017 Chairman's Circle Sponsors ($50,000 or more): receive four (4) additional complimentary registrations
  • 2017 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 25, and $1,400 thereafter
  • Exhibitors: receive three (3) additional complimentary registrations per 10’ x 10’ booth
  • Meet the Money Arena Partners: receive one (1) complimentary registration per table (Contact NMHC's membership department for assistance with registering)


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


Please note: Registrations and changes received after September 18 (including on-site registrations) may not be reflected in the NMHC attendee lists.


NMHC's Policies on "Suitcasing", "Outboarding" and “Off Show Floor Exhibitor Entertaining”

In order to protect our valued exhibitors and the investment they have made to participate in the 2017 NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition, show rules strictly prohibit solicitation by attendees or non-attendees (NMHC members and non-members alike) who transact business at the exposition or in the Tampa Marriott Waterside and do NOT have exhibit booths. Please click here to download and read the full policy.



Meeting Cancellation Policy


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.

NMHC thanks our generous sponsors!


Conference Sponsors:

For Rent Media Solutions
Greystar Real Estate Partners
Institutional Property Advisors, a Division of Marcus & Millichap
KeyBank Real Estate Capital
PNC Real Estate
RealPage, Inc.
Walker & Dunlop

Media Sponsor:
National Real Estate Investor 

All Sponsors