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Save the Date for the 2019 Commercial Real Estate Summit

Join us Wednesday, September 25, 2019, for Oklahoma’s premier Commercial Real Estate Summit! This once a year event provides the most current, vital information related to the CRE Industry.


Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Paul Hendershot

As Director of Analytics for Costar, Paul analyzes corporate real estate trends and market dynamics, leveraging that knowledge proactively for thought leadership content, strategy, business development efforts, and client decision making. He has an extensive background previously serving as Director of Research of the Carolina for JLL, Economics Account Executive for IMPLAN, Director of Research for the Charlotte Chamber, Independent Economist, Adjunct Professor of Applied Economics at the University of North Texas, and Director of Research for the Dallas Regional Chamber.

As the Founder Hendershot Economics, Paul had the opportunity to define the Life Sciences industry for BIOCOM, amongst other projects in the Greater San Diego region, with research being highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, San Diego Union Tribune, and NPR. In addition to Paul’s research experience, he served in the US Air Force as a communications specialist, where he held a top-secret security clearance. He worked in Presidential Communications while stationed in D.C at Andrews AFB and also served at RAF Croughton, England for three years. He also volunteered to take part in Operations Joint Endeavor (IFOR) in Bosnia.

While in the Air Force, Paul attended the University of Maryland and studied Sociology at the University of North Texas, receiving his B.A., graduating cum laude. He soon began his graduate work in Applied Economics at the University of North Texas, receiving his M.S in 2006. Outside of work, Paul is an avid aviator, enjoys traveling, and reading.

He will be speaking about The State of the CRE Market & Forecast

Bringing The Real Estate Industry Together

The Commercial Real Estate Summit™ brings the many disciplines in the real estate industry together at one time and in one place for learning and networking. 

The Commercial Real Estate Summit™ is jointly produced by the Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS® (COCAR™) and the University of Central Oklahoma’s Real Estate Program. Additional education track producers include the Oklahoma Chapter of CCIM and the Tulsa Chapter of IREM.

Recognize Visionaries

One of the purposes of the Summit is to promote leading-edge discussions between all segments of the Commercial Real Estate Industry. We provide a venue to recognize visionaries who have made Pivotal contributions to the real estate industry (Pivot Award™). Click here for additional information on the Pivot Award™.

Promote the Education of the Profession
The Summit receives CE Credit through the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission as a Real Estate Conference. Specific sessions may also receive CE credit through Oklahoma Real Estate Appraisal Board, Oklahoma Insurance Department, the Oklahoma Bar association and/or The Council for the New Urbanism.

The Commercial Real Estate Summit™ is a non-political educational event designed to bring all facets of the commercial real estate industry together at the same time. The Summit focuses on deal-making and leading-edge industry discussions between Commercial Real Estate Licensees, Developers, Owners, Investors, Lessors, Commercial Lenders, Planners and Government Officials. At the luncheon, Pivot Award™ winners in Architecture, Development, Finance, RE Brokerage, and Industry Advocate categories will be introduced.

Thank you to all our Sponsors!

Summit Premiere Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Pen Sponsor

Larry Hopper, AICP

Session Sponsor