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Real Estate Development Conference 2024:
Building Tomorrow

Real Estate Development Conference 2024:
Building Tomorrow

The RED Conference, hosted by the Georgia Tech School of Building Construction and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta, gathers real estate professionals, students, and educators to discuss innovative development, technology in housing, and capital markets. It's a key opportunity to explore current market trends and future real estate innovations, bridging academia, industry, and policy-makers. This gathering is a platform for driving change and shaping the future of the real estate sector.

February 7, 2024
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center

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Hosts

Georgia Tech School of Building Construction
ULI Atlanta

Registration

Individual

Registration is Now Closed.

Faculty & Student*

Registration is Now Closed.

Become a Sponsor

Registration is Now Closed.

 
ULI Member / GTBC Alumni
General

Morning Sessions
+ Breakfast & Lunch

$60

$100

Afternoon Sessions
+ Lunch

$60

$100

Reception

$40

$70

Full Experience Bundle

$150

$250

*The availability of complimentary registrations for GT College of Design faculty/staff is restricted and depends on the sponsorships we receive. You will receive a separate email notification from a staff member once your registration is approved. Until you receive this confirmation, your registration is not complete.

 
Coffee Break Sponsor*
Navy Sponsor
White Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Golden Partner*

Cost

$1,000

$1,500

$2,500

$5,000

$10,000

Benefits

1 complimentary
ticket

2 complimentary
tickets

4 complimentary
tickets

8 complimentary
tickets

8 complimentary tickets
+ Opportunity to give
remarks at event

Branding

Feature on event webpage
+ Exclusive feature at
chosen coffee break

Feature on
event webpage

Feature on event
webpage & link to
company website


Feature on event
webpage & link to
company website
+ Dedicated sponsor
slide & call to action


Feature on event
webpage & link to
company website
+ Dedicated sponsor
slide & call to action
+ Exclusive naming
and feature at chosen
social activity

*Coffee Break Sponsor: 2 available (morning coffee break, afternoon coffee break)

*Golden Partner: 3 available (breakfast + networking, lunch + networking, reception + networking)

Schedule at a Glance

Morning
8:00 AM Registration Opens
Breakfast + Networking
9:00 AM Opening Remarks from Organizing Committee
Charlene Ellis, Fang Yang, Yunseul Her (MRED student/alumni leaders)
9:05 AM Conference Welcome
Dr. Ece Erdogmus, Chair of the School of Building Construction
9:15 AM Welcome from Georgia Tech
Dr. Ángel Cabrera, President of the Georgia Institute of Technology
9:20 AM Overview of MRED
Rick Porter, Founder of Richport Properties; Director of the Master in Real Estate Program (MRED)
9:25 AM Georgia Tech & Real Estate Development (Panel)
Moderator: Dr. Ellen Bassett, Dean & John Portman Chair of the College of Design
10:20 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM Welcome from ULI Atlanta
Daphne Bond-Godfrey, Executive Director of ULI Atlanta
10:40 AM Capital Markets (Panel)
Moderator: Faron Hill, Peregrine Oak
11:40 AM 2024: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Brian Bailey, Federal Reserve Bank
12:00 PM New Scheller College of Business Dean Welcome: On Collaboration
Dr. Anuj Mehrotra, Dean & Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Chair, Scheller College of Business
Introduction by Dr. Ece Erdogmus, Chair of the School of Building Construction
Lunch
12:05 PM Lunch + Networking
Afternoon
1:05 PM Research & Innovation in Development and Construction (Presentations)
Moderators: Charlene Ellis, Chief of Staff, Microsoft; and MRED student
& Dr. Eunhwa Yang, Assistant Professor, School of Building Construction
3:20 PM 3D Printing and Modular Construction Innovations (Panel)
Moderator: Dr. Ebenezer Fanijo, Assistant Professor, School of Building Construction
3:45 PM Coffee Break
4:00 PM Where is the Housing? (Panel)
Moderator: Rick Porter, Founder of Richport Properties; Director of the Master in Real Estate Program (MRED)
5:00 PM Closing Remarks
Tyrone Rachal, President of Urban Key Capital Partners; District Council Chair of ULI Atlanta & Rick Porter, Founder of Richport Properties; Director of the Master in Real Estate Program (MRED)
Reception
5:00 PM Reception + Networking
Evening Lecture (Optional)
6:00 PM Ending Global Sprawl (TSW Lecture)
Speaker: Peter Calthorpe
Moderator: Dr. Ellen Dunham-Jones

Reinsch-Pierce Auditorium, Architecture East, GT Main Campus (More details below)

Session Speakers

 

Charlene Ellis Fang Yang Yunseul Her
Charlene Ellis
Chief of Staff,
Microsoft
& MRED Student
Fang Yang
Developer Services Manager,
GROUP KORA
& MRED Alumna
Yunseul Her
MRED Alumna

 

 

Ece Erdogmus

Dr. Ece Erdogmus
Chair & Professor,
School of Building Construction

 

 

Angel Cabrera

Dr. Ángel Cabrera
President,
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

 

Rick Porter

Rick Porter
Founder, Richport Properties;
Director of the Master in Real Estate Program (MRED),
School of Building Construction

 

 

Moderator

Ellen Bassett

Dr. Ellen Bassett
Dean & John Portman Chair,
College of Design

 

Panel

Brandon Houston Gilbert Delgado Wallace Watanabe
Brandon Houston
Trammell Crow
Gilbert Delgado
Georgia Tech
Planning, Design,
and Construction
Wallace Watanabe
Brasfield & Gorrie
Mark Joyner Kevin Green Dan Nemec
Mark Joyner
Perkins & Will
Kevin Green
Midtown Alliance
Dan Nemec
Georgia Tech
Planning, Design,
and Construction

 

 

Daphne Bond-Godfrey

Daphne Bond-Godfrey
Executive Director,
ULI Atlanta

 

 

Moderator

Faron Hill

Faron Hill
President,
Peregrine Oak

 

Panel

Liz Koteles Michael Ritz Sadhvi Subramanian Tom Ryan
Liz Koteles
FCP
Michael Ritz
Peachtree Group
Sadhvi Subramanian
U.S. Bank
Tom Ryan
MetLife Investment Management

 

 

Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey
Subject Matter Expert,
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

 

 

Anuj Mehrotra

Dr. Anuj Mehrotra
Dean & Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Chair,
Scheller College of Business

 

 

Moderators

Charlene Ellis Eunhwa Yang
Charlene Ellis
Chief of Staff, Microsoft
& MRED Student
Dr. Eunhwa Yang
Assistant Professor,
School of Building Construction

Presenters

M.Z. Nazar Grace Stephens Perry Yang Ken Rhee
Dr. M.Z. Naser
Clemson University
Grace Stephens
Microsoft
Dr. Perry Yang
Georgia Tech
Ken Rhee
Integral VIM
Eunice Akowuah Rochelle Channer Jin-Kook Lee Ramtin Motahar
Eunice Akowuah
University of Washington
Rochelle Channer
Florida State University
Dr. Jin-kook Lee
Yonsei University
Ramtin Motahar
Joulea

 

Presentations
1:05 PM Machine Learning Agents as Co-pilots for Construction and Urban Planning
Dr. M.Z. Naser
1:20 PM Multidisciplinary Teams Reducing Commercial Building Energy Usage
Ramtin Mohatar
1:35 PM Enhancing Architectural Visualization through the Application of Image Generation Artificial Intelligence Techniques
Dr. Jin-Kook Lee
1:50 PM Practical Applications of BIM Technologies for Design, Construction, and Operation
Ken Rhee
2:05 PM Tech Trends Reshaping the Landscape: Innovations in Data Center Real Estate
Grace Stephens
2:20 PM Integrating Affordable Housing into Smart Cities
Eunice Akowuah
2:35 PM Understanding Emerging Real Estate Markets: Innovative Contributions from Institutional and Behavioral Economics
Rochelle Miller
2:50 PM Urban Systems Design: An Approach to Designing Smart City Living Lab for Carbon Neutrality
Dr. Perry Yang
3:05 PM The Evolving Nature of Workplace Design and Management for Corporate Real Estate Agility
Dr. Eunhwa Yang

 

Moderator

Ebenezer Fanijo

Dr. Ebenezer Fanijo
Assistant Professor,
School of Building Construction

 

Panel

Pardis Pishdad Zachary Mannheimer Gene Eidelman
Dr. Pardis Pishdad
Georgia Tech
Zachary Mannheimer
Alquist 3D
Gene Eidelman
Azure Printed Homes

 

 

Moderator

Rick Porter

Rick Porter
Founder, Richport Properties;
Director of the Master in Real Estate Program (MRED),
School of Building Construction

 

Panel

Ashani O’Mard Geoff Koski Tate Davis Chuck Warbington
Ashani O’Mard
Atlanta Neighborhood
Development Partnership
Geoff Koski
KB Advisory Group
Tate Davis
KB Advisory Group
Chuck Warbington
City of Lawrenceville

 

Tyrone Rachal Rick Porter
Tyrone Rachal
President,
Urban Key Capital Partners;
District Council Chair of ULI Atlanta
Rick Porter
Founder, Richport Properties;
Director of the Master in Real Estate Program (MRED),
School of Building Construction

Ending Global Sprawl (TSW Lecture)
Wednesday, February 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Reinsch-Pierce Auditorium, Architecture East, GT Main Campus (Speaker via Zoom)
245 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
RSVP for In-Person Attendance  |   RSVP for Virtual Link*

Speaker: Peter Calthorpe
Moderator: Dr. Ellen Dunham-Jones

About the Talk
As urban population growth across the globe continues to sprawl outwards, how do we promote healthier development patterns in diverse economies and cultures? Peter Calthorpe will present the strategies he has developed in association with the World Bank to address the three dominant types of sprawl: high-income sprawl as found in the US, low-income sprawl as found in Mexico, and high-density sprawl as found in China. A prolific author, visionary urban designer, and impactful advocate for linking sustainable growth and policy, Peter Calthorpe will deliver this year’s TSW Lecture by Zoom to an in-person audience in the Georgia Tech Architecture Lecture Series, followed by a conversation with Ellen Dunham-Jones and audience Q&A.

About Peter Calthorpe
Peter Calthorpe is one of the most impactful leaders in urban design practice and innovative thinking about sustainable communities. He is the author of six major books, a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, originator of the term “transit-oriented development,” creator of UrbanFootprint software that measures development patterns’ social, economic, and environmental health impacts, a successful advocate for low-carbon cities principles in China and affordable housing policies in California, and an urban designer with an extensive global practice, now as part of HDR. Recognized by ULI as a Visionary in Urban Development, he’s also served on many high-level public sector Councils and Commissions for HUD, the White House and the United Nations.

About TSW
TSW is an award-winning planning, architecture and landscape architecture practice with offices in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Lexington, and Tulsa. In celebration of over 30 years of designing livable communities TSW sponsors an annual lecture on urban design in the School of Architecture.

*Please note that AIA HSW CE credits will not be available for online attendees.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Ellen Bassett

Ellen Bassett, Ph.D.

Dean & John Portman Chair, College of Design

Dr. Ece Erdogmus

Ece Erdogmus, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor, School of Building Construction

Rick Porter

Rick Porter

MRED Program Director, School of Building Construction

Charlene Ellis

Charlene Ellis

Chief of Staff at Microsoft & MRED Student

Fang Yang

Fang Yang

Developer Services Manager at GROUP KORA & MRED Alumna

Yunseul Her

Yunseul Her

MRED Alumna

Daphne Bond-Godfrey

Daphne Bond-Godfrey

Executive Director of ULI Atlanta

Steve Hinkle

Steve Hinkle

VP of Commercial Real Estate at Wells Fargo

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center

800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

The Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, located in the heart of Atlanta, provides straightforward drive-in access from all major highways in Atlanta. It's the perfect setting to engage and connect at the RED Conference 2024, surrounded by the dynamic life of Atlanta's Midtown, a hub for innovation, education, business, and the leadership and evolution of the real estate and development industry.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Richport Properties

White Sponsor

Keystone Management

White Sponsor

Smith Gambrell Russell

White Sponsor

JE Dunn

Navy Sponsor

Evolve Contractors

Navy Sponsor

Turner

Navy Sponsor

DPR

Coffee Break Sponsor

JLL

Coffee Break Sponsor

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