The Commercial Real Estate Summit TM  ( is an annual event with a vision that has  three primary components: 

  1. Bring the many disciplines in the real estate industry together at one time and in one place for learning and networking
  2. Provide a venue to Recognize visionaries who have made Pivotal contributions to the real estate industry (Pivot Award™)
  3. Promote the education of the profession - A portion of the proceeds are donated to the UCO Foundation - Real Estate Program account

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The Commercial Real Estate Summit™ is produced by CRE Summit™, an independent division of SouthWest Real Estate Association, an Oklahoma based nonprofit corporation.  A portion of the net surplus for the CRE Summit™ will be donated to the UCO Foundation - Real Estate Academic Program account for scholarships, research, and other expenses.

The 2016 Commercial Real Estate Summit was a success.  

For those who could not attend, you may view the video of Grant Humphrey's seminal discussion of the nature of and a new definition of  Sustainable Developments

2018 Commercial Real Estate Summit™ 

  • When: September 20, 2018
  • Where: Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City

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Pivot Award™

          Upon registering for the 2018 Summit (before August 15, 2018), you will be eligible to nominate candidates for the person who has made a Pivotal contribution to the real estate industry during the previous year (2017), in one of five categories:

  1. Architect
  2. Contractor 
  3. Developer 
  4. Financing 
  5. Real Estate Brokerage          

          Winners will be based on submissions received by 5:00 pm, September 1, 2018, with the Summit Directors voting on a single candidate in each category. 

          At the Lunch Session, the winners of the 2018 Pivot Award™ will participate in a panel discussion describing the Past and Future of the Development Industry.         

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Breakout Session 1  - 9:00 to 10:00 am

  • How the EPA Clean Water Rules Impact Development; the significance of Waters of the U.S.: Carland Holstead: Group Manager – Environmental, Terracon
  • Auxiliary Revenue Producing Uses of Land: from Cell Phone Towers to Bill Boards, from Appraisal to Lease Contracts: Darin Dalbom, MAI: EVP JLL Valuation & Advisory Services
  • Understanding Current Tax Incentives to Optimize Commercial Real Estate Investments: Heidi Henderson: EVP Engineered Tax Services

Breakout Session 2 - 10:30 to 11:30 am

  • Federal Lending Regulatory Changes or How you need to structure your project to get a loan: Lacey Cale: VP Loan Administration, Bank 7
  • Oklahoma Housing Needs Assessment: State of the State. Results of a Year-Long Study: David Puckett: SR Director, JLL Valuation & Advisory Services
  • Business and Development Incentives in Former Indian Reservations in Oklahoma: Shane Jett: CEO Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation

Awards Presentations / Lunch / Keynote - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (Ballroom)

  • Government Advocate Awards Presentation: Mark Stonecipher – Oklahoma City Council Ward 8
  • Keynote: Leslie Gallery-Dilworth, founding director of Philadelphia’s Foundation for Architecture and retired CEO of Society for Environmental Graphic Design - Luck is Not a Plan for Your Future, Design Your Tomorrow Today!
Breakout Session 3 - 1:30 to 2:30 pm
  • Design Concepts in Protecting our Communities: David McIlhatton, Ph.D. Head of Protective Security and Resilience Research, Coventry University, UK & David Chapman Ph.D.: Assiustant Professor of Finance, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Crowdfunding for commercial real estate (as created by the JOBS Act): Ashley Smith & Tim Strange - CrowdSeekr
  • Overview of Form-Based Zoning Codes: what Yukon has implemented and OKC is considering: Sam Day: Directory Urban Design, Wheeler District
Closing Session - Pivot Award ™ discussion - 3:00 to 4:00 pm (Ballroom)
Pivot Award™ nominations were made by Summit registrants before January 31, 2017 with winners selected by Summit Board of Directors
A discussion of current Real Estate Pivot Points by the Pivot Award ™ winners: Describing the Past and Impacting the Future of the Development/Real Estate Industry
Moderator: Blair Humphreys: Developer of Wheeler Park
  • Architecture: Wade Scaramuci: Associate Director: Allford Hall Monaghan & Morris,   London & Oklahoma City
  • Development: Gary Brooks,  Co-Developer of First National Cente,rOklahoma City
  • Financing: Paul Lienhard, Senior Vice President,  MidFirst Bank, Oklahoma City
  • Real Estate Brokerage: Stuart Graham, First Vice President, CBRE, Oklahoma City

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Approved for 5 clock hours of Elective CE Credit by Oklahoma Real Estate Commission.  Course #: 176172 Name: 2017 Commercial Real Estate Summit 
Opening Session & Welcome 8:30 to 9:00 am (Ballroom)
2016 Summit Officers and BOD