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2021 Western States
CREF Conference


September 8-10, 2021 | ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas

3 Days.
2021 and beyond.

for 2021

If you are a commercial real estate professional you don’t want to miss the 2021 Western States CREF Conference, live at the ARIA Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas! We pack the three-day conference with highly valuable networking and educational opportunities covering the hottest topics in the CRE space.

Day 1

Wednesday September 8th, 2021

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm


4:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Opens

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Welcoming Reception

Day 2

Thursday September 9th, 2021

7:30 am – 4:00 pm


7:30 am – 8:30 am


8:45 am – 9:00 am

General Session
Opening Remarks
Gary Bechtel, CEO, Red Oak Capital, Conference Chairman

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Real Estate Markets

Mary Ludgin Ph.D., Managing Director, Head of Global Research, Heitman

9:45 am – 10:30 am

How Will Real Estate Fare in the Global Markets?
Hessam Nadji, CEO, Marcus & Millichap

10:30 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 11:45 am

Capital Markets and CMBS
• An abundance of capital is available in the marketplace, and deals can be as competitive as ever. What’s getting done? What’s not?

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Keynote Luncheon Presentation
A Conversation with Willy Walker, CEO, Walker & Dunlop and Bill Hornbuckle, President & CEO, MGM Resorts

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Changing Face of Commercial Real Estate
• Future of Office Space/Future of Retail – sticks and bricks vs online
• Where are people looking for multifamily housing post COVID?
• Adaptive Re-use

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sponsor meetings

Day 3

Friday September 10th, 2021

8:00 am – 10:00 am


9:00 am – 10:00 am

Top Legal/Regulatory Trends for 2022
• 1031 Exchanges and other regulation’s effect on taxes
• Split Tax Roll
• Rent Control
• Political landscape
• Homeless crisis and affordable housing
• Cannabis

10:00 am

Conference Adjourns

What are you waiting for?
Register today!

California MBA
Member Pricing


(‘Early Bird’ ends – July 30th)



(‘Early Bird’ ends – July 30th)

3under35 registration

Hotel Cancellation / Deposit Policy: Attendees may cancel room/suite reservations without penalty up to forty-eight (48) hours prior to the attendees’ scheduled arrival date. Hotel shall charge the individual attendee the first night’s guest room/suite rate and tax for cancellation within forty-eight (48) hours of the scheduled arrival date or failure of the individual to check-in on the scheduled arrival date. Any remaining nights of a ”no show” reservation will be canceled.

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy: Registration refunds will be offered on the following sliding scale: through July 31: 50% refund. August 1 and after, no refund. All refunds must be made in writing.

Hotel Room Block

Please make your hotel room reservations at https://book.passkey.com/e/50201310

Thank you to our

Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to our

Titanium Sponsors

Thank you to our

Gold Sponsors

Thank you to our

Silver Sponsors

Thank you to California MBA's

2021 President's Council