The Center serves as a “bridge” between the Real Estate Program at Florida State University and its constituencies – professional and academic. The key events organized are outlined below. Upcoming events are listed on the calendar.

FSU Real Estate Trends Conference

The FSU Real Estate Trends Conference, first hosted in 1995, brings to Florida State University and the Tallahassee region each fall, a world-class business forum organized to discuss the emerging trends facing the real estate profession. The goal of the forum is to inform, challenge, and inspire.
2019 Conference Dates: October 24-25

Evan D. Jennings Executive Speakers Series

The Evan D. Jennings Executive Speaker Series brings leading executives and decision makers to the campus to discuss key issues, trends, and policies affecting the industry and student career strategies.

Real Deals and Entrepreneurs Speaker Series

The Real Deals & Entrepreneurs Series brings executive lecturers to campus to discuss with students the “nut & bolts” of their recent deals and day-to-day transactions.

Intro to ARGUS Seminar

The Intro to ARGUS seminar is offered each fall and spring as a two-day seminar to students in the program. Taught by David Beshears, with Beshears & Associates and an executive lecturer at FSU, the Center provides students an ARGUS overview and a path to ARGUS certification.

FSU-Kislak Real Estate Market Strategies Forums

The FSU-Kislak Market Strategy Forums hosted in metropolitan markets throughout the Southeast are designed to assess regional market conditions and opportunities.

FSU-UF-UCF Critical Issues Symposium

Each year this symposium brings together a select group of leading scholars from around the world to present and discuss their research on the issues of the day. The papers selected for presentation may be invited for publication in a special issue of a leading journal, subject to the journal’s refereed review process. The symposium is organized jointly with the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida and the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate at the University of Central Florida.
Call for Papers for April 2-4, 2020 Symposium – Submissions due September 30, 2019

Other Events, Forums & Meetings

The Center helps to facilitate student participation at professional meetings (e.g., ULI, ICSC, CCIM, and NAIOP) throughout the year.