The University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is hosting its 23rd Annual Real Estate Conference on March 28. This conference is our signature gathering of the "who’s who" in the real estate industry in San Diego. The event attracts more than 600 high-level real estate professionals annually. Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP, executive managing director of Newmark Knight Frank and immediate past president of SIOR Global, will open the conference as our first featured speaker. Kasselman is an innovation-minded futurist focused on harnessing transformative disruption and technology convergence in order to bring actionable opportunities to the commercial real estate industry. His fascinating presentation on "The Exponential Future of Everything" will review these disruptive changes. Our second featured speaker will be Spencer Levy, chairman of Americas research and senior economic advisor for CBRE. He will discuss cause and effect of macro real estate trends throughout the country. Following Levy, a panel of municipal leaders from several of the largest cities in San Diego County will discuss current and future land use. The panel will be moderated by David Graham, chief innovation officer at City of Carlsbad. Panelists will include: Gary Halbert, city manager, City of Chula Vista; Mike Hansen, planning director, City of San Diego; and Rebecca Jones, mayor, City of San Marcos. During the last hour of the conference, we will offer two optional breakout sessions. Attendees may select to attend either of the two following sessions: Breakout Session 1: Features a presentation on "Opportunity Zones" by Phil Jelsma, partner at Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard and Swanson LLP (CGS3). Breakout Session 2: Features a presentation on "New Technologies and Their Real Estate Impacts" by Taylor Mammen, senior managing director of RCLCO Real Estate Advisors. For questions or sponsorship opportunities, contact Diane Ice, events and committees manager, at (619) 260-2379. For media inquiries, contact Kimberly Malasky, director of communications and marketing, at (619) 260-4786.