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
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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.


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NMHC Student Housing Council Meeting
(NMHC Members Only, By Invitation only)

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

NMHC Student Housing Council and 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.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

NMHC has set aside a block of rooms for meeting attendees with a cut-off date of Friday, September 7. Room reservations should be made directly with the Hyatt Regency online or by calling 402/592-6464 (toll free 888/421-1442 and ask for the NMHC Student Housing Conference rate. The group room rates start at $279 single/double occupancy per night (plus applicable taxes). 

Wait List Instructions: We expect the hotel block to fill-up. If you are unable to secure a room reservation at the Hyatt Regency, please contact Sarita de la Torre at sdelatorre@nmhc.org to be placed on the wait list. Please include the name of the guest(s), room nights needed, and contact information in your email. Attendees will be assigned rooms on a first come, first serve basis as we receive openings within the hotel. Note: NMHC is also working on alternate accommodations should the Hyatt sell out – more information to come.

Cancellations: We anticipate selling out our entire room block at the group rate at the Hyatt Regency. If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation there, please contact Sarita de la Torre directly at sdelatorre@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 include the reservation name(s), reservation date(s), and hotel confirmation number in your email. If you simply need to change the name or dates on an existing reservation, please contact the Hyatt Regency directly at the phone number above. To cancel attendee registrations, please email membership@nmhc.org.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Don't get lured in. In the past, sleeping room wholesalers have contacted 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 Hyatt Regency is approximately 13 miles from Orange County/John Wayne Airport and 17 miles away from Long Beach Airport. For those of you arriving by air, you have the following alternatives for ground transportation:

  • A taxi from John Wayne Airport will cost approximately $37-42 each way and will take approximately 25 minutes, depending on traffic. A taxi from Long Beach Airport will cost approximately $57-62 each way and will take approximately 35 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • An alternative to taxi service is SuperShuttle, a shared ride service that may make multiple stops.  The cost to/from John Wayne airport is $22 each way.  For Long Beach Airport, the cost starts at $65 each way for non-stop Business Express service. For more information or to make a reservation, call 800/258-3826 or visit the SuperShuttle website.
  • For attendees renting a car, please note the major car rental companies are located at John Wayne Airport on the Arrival (Lower) Level between Terminals A and B. At Long Beach Airport, the car rental offices are in the Airport Ground Transportation Center directly across from the terminal building.
  • For attendees driving and parking at the hotel, valet parking is offered at a cost of $37 per night. In addition, self-parking is available across the street from the hotel at the Huntington Beach City Parking. Daily parking is $20/12 hours. The cost for overnight parking is $30 for the first night and $15 for any additional nights immediately following.



Please contact Sarita de la Torre at sdelatorre@nmhc.org should you have any questions regarding travel or hotel information. Please call the NMHC office at 202/974-2300 for all other questions.

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Conference Registration

NMHC’s Student Housing Conference & Exposition 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 September 4, and $800 thereafter
  • NMHC Board of Directors Membersreceive one (1) complimentary registration and may register additional representatives for a fee of $600 each, until September 4, and $800 thereafter
  • NMHC Advisory Committee Members: may register representatives for a fee of $600 each, until September 4, and $800 thereafter
  • 40th Anniversary Sponsors ($150,000): receive six (6) additional complimentary registrations
  • 2018 Chairman's Circle Sponsors ($50,000 or more): receive four (4) additional complimentary registrations
  • 2018 Friends of the Council ($25,000 to $49,999): receive two (2) additional complimentary registrations
  • 2018 Student Housing Conference Sponsors ($5,000 to $24,999): receive one (1) additional complimentary registration
  • Non-Members: may register representatives for a fee of $1,200 each, until September 4, and $1,400 thereafter
  • Exhibitors: receive three (3) full conference badges with each paid 10' x 10' booth

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

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 2018 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 Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach 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.

General Exhibit Information
NMHC's exclusive trade show floor and networking opportunities 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.

Exhibit Information:
Exhibit opportunities are still available at this conference. Reserve your exhibit space today!

Exhibit Hall 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. 

Exhibit Hall 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.

To sign-up to exhibit, please complete and submit the exhibit request form linked above.

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
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
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.