October 03-05, 2018
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Huntington Beach, CA
Add to Calendar 10/03/2018 05:00 AM 10/05/2018 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles 2018 NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition Huntington Beach, CA

Online registration is closed.

Please visit the NMHC Registration Desk starting at 10:30 am (local time) on Wednesday, October 3 with any issues or to register onsite.

Join us for the 16th Annual NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition, taking place October 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. With last year’s record-breaking attendance, this is the premier event for Student Housing professionals bringing together over 825 leaders from all facets of the sector including owners, investors, lenders, and university partners.

The conference features the industry's best and brightest minds, all at one event, delivering the knowledge, tools, programs and connections necessary for leaders to shape their future success and the future of our industry. NMHC's exclusive trade show floor and networking opportunities allow attendees to explore the newest innovations in student housing while connecting with industry leaders.

Open to NMHC members and non-members, this is a must-attend event whether you are an industry veteran, new to the sector, or seek exposure and access to industry decision makers. 

NMHC’s Student Housing Council is the leading advocate for the privately-owned student housing sector encompassing off-campus student housing and on-campus public-private partnerships.

Keynote Speaker

Seth Mattison Luminate Labs

Keynote Speaker

Amy Trask BIG 3, CBS Sports & Formerly with the Oakland Raiders

View the detailed agenda.

Preliminary Agenda At-A-Glance

Wednesday, October 3


10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

NMHC Emerging Leaders Luncheon (Open to all under-40 NMHC members, regardless of conference registration)

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:
• Getting Debt Right 
• Good Help is Hard to Find

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

General Session: Executive Insights

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

General Session: Fireside Chat with Amy Trask
Speaker: Amy Trask, CBS Sports Analyst, Chairman, BIG 3 and Former CEO, Oakland Raiders

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception in the Expo

 Thursday, October 4


7:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Social

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

General Session: New Kids on the Block: Evolving Equity Providers

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Expo Open

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions:
• Managing Construction and Labor Cost
• Marketing Across Time and Space

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:
• Economic Outlook and Market Snapshot
• Business Intelligence: What Do I Do with All This Data?

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch in the Expo

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:
• What Type of Investments Work and Why
• Building 2.0: Making Cents of New Technologies

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

General Session: Demand, Design & Disruption: What We Need to Build for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

3:45  4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

General Session: Keynote Speaker
Speaker: Seth Mattison, Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter

5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception in the Expo



Friday, October 5


7:45 - 11:00 a.m.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Social

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions:
• The Town and Gown Relationship
• Managing Risk to Protect the Bottom Line

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

General Session: NMHC Research - Comparative Analysis of the Cost of Housing Options for Students

11:00 a.m.

Conference Ends

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

About the Expo:
NMHC's exclusive trade show floor and networking opportunities at the conference allow attendees to explore the newest innovations in student housing while connecting with industry leaders. The sector's leading owners, developers, managers, lenders, brokers and university partners will be there – in short, the people with decision making authority.

The Expo is sold out! To be added to the wait list, please complete and submit the exhibit interest form. If space becomes available, we will contact you in the order the form is received. 

Expo Hours:
October 3: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
October 4: 9:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Information and Form
Click on the link above to view exhibit space pricing and more information. 

Expo Floor Plan
Click on the link above to view the current exhibitor floor plan. 

Companies in Attendance in 2017
Click on the link above to view the companies and exhibitors in attendance in 2017.

The Expo is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, please complete and submit the exhibit interest form.

Important Notice:
Exhibitors must be cautious of companies engaging in phishing attempts and unauthorized solicitations for anything including, but not limited to, hotel rooms, AV equipment rental, meeting attendee/membership contact lists, etc. Solicitation from firms claiming to have such amenities are illegal and fraudulent. NMHC reminds its attendees/exhibitors that we have no affiliation with any of these firms. NMHC will alert exhibitors if we hire a company to act on our behalf. Please contact us with any questions or if you receive any such communication from a company soliciting you.

Please contact Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org  for more information on exhibiting.

Thank you to our NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition Sponsors:

American Campus Communities
Core Spaces
Greystar Real Estate Partners
Institutional Property Advisors, a Marcus & Millichap Company
KeyBank Real Estate Capital
M&T Realty Capital Corporation
PNC Real Estate
RealPage, Inc.
SunTrust Bank
TSB Realty
Walker & Dunlop

View all 2018 NMHC 40th Anniversary, Chairman's Circle, and Friends of the Council Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits: 
Sponsorship opportunities are available to NMHC members only. Sponsors will receive increased branding and visibility during the conference. The minimum sponsorship is $10,000. 

Benefits apply to the 2018 NMHC Student Housing Conference only and include:

  • Company logo published on the conference web page.
  • 1 free registration for the 2018 NMHC Student Housing Conference.
  • Recognition in promotional marketing materials and e-mails related to the conference (print and digital).
  • Company logo included on the sponsor recognition signage displayed at the conference.
  • Company logo included in the meeting’s official print on-site guide/agenda.
  • Company logo and brief company description included within the sponsor module of the official Conference App.
  • Company logo displayed in the scrolling PowerPoint presentation shown before the start of each general session at the conference.
  • Option to host a subgroup event at the Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. (Note: A Subgroup Event Request Form must be completed and submitted by the specified deadline.)
  • Option to send a direct mail campaign to meeting registrants of the conference through a NMHC designated third-party mail house. (Note: Email addresses are not provided in accordance with NMHC’s privacy policy.)
  • Option to send a piece of company literature to the sponsored meeting for display in the registration area of the conference. (Note: One piece of literature per sponsor company may be displayed. Literature should be sent directly to a representative from your company to place on the literature table. Please contact the hotel for shipping address and possible fees.)
  • Other benefits as included with the individual item selected to sponsor. (Note: Additional benefits may apply and will vary depending on the individual opportunities selected. Individual item benefits are detailed under each meeting/item.) 


Click here to view the individual sponsorship items, descriptions, and pricing.

Note: Sponsor items subject to change. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so please confirm early. If the opportunity sells out, we will create a wait list and contact you if the item becomes available.

To sponsor, please contact Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org.