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FSU 2010 Trends Conference Recap

A crowd of nearly 500 registered to attend the 16th annual FSU Real Estate Trends & Networking Conference, Nov. 4 & 5, 2010. The event was kicked off with a tribute recognizing the Kislak Family Fund for its contribution to FSU’s Center for Real Estate. The evening’s featured speaker was Senator Mel Martinez, Chairman of Florida, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean at JPMorgan Chase & Co.; former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Housing & Urban Development. Todd Buchholz, former White House Economic Adviser, Author, Hedge Fund Manager, and NPR Contributor, opened Friday morning with an Economic Market Outlook. Manuel de Zárraga, Executive Mananging Director, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler; Hap Stein, Chairman & CEO, Regency Centers; and Terry Stiles, Chairman and CEO, Stiles Corporation, offered their perspectives on emerging opportunities in the featured closing session. Almost 40 executives met with students in the “If I Were 21” session. The conference included numerous breakout sessions that highlighted critical trends and issues faced by the industry.

The Network's Award Recipient Announced: Jay Kislak, Chairman and Investment Committee Member, J.I. Kislak, Inc., was named this year’s recipient of "The Network’s Award." This prestigious award is given to one individual annually in recognition of their enduring and significant contribution to the real estate program at Florida State University.

The 2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients Recognized: CCIM Education Foundation National Scholarship – Thomas Speno; Crossman & Company Endowed Scholarship – Mary Beale, Serina Nguyen-Ho and Talbot Sutter; Mark Edward Burgess Scholarship - Jason Archer and Michael Fischetti; Mark Hillis and Nan Casper Hillis Endowed Scholarship – Blake Miller; and Principal Valuation Award – Jason Archer and Garrett Lucas

The 2010 Outstanding Student Graduate Award Recipients were announced: Natalie Champion; Harvey Gonzalez; and Brad Wolfe. This award is given annually to two or three students that graduated the previous year, who exemplify the outstanding academic excellence and personal character we hope to see in our program’s graduates.