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Else School at Millsaps College and Rogers and Associates Schedule 2017 Real Estate Investment Seminar

by Web on February 24, 2017

The Millsaps College Else School of Management and Rogers and Associates have scheduled the third annual commercial real estate investment seminar on May 9 and 10, 2017, in Murrah Hall at Millsaps College.

The seminar, which will be taught by nationally recognized real estate and finance experts, will cover advanced investing practices in today’s commercial real estate climate. This year’s updated seminar features a module on timber investing taught by Dick Molpus, a nationally recognized expert in the field.

“Real estate and investment professionals, as well as attorneys, CPAs and other professionals engaging in real estate advisory work, will benefit from spending time with instructors who are also practicing commercial real estate investing on a daily basis,” said Steven G. Rogers, Else School of Management executive in residence and managing member of Rogers and Associates.

The cost of the seminar is $1,700 per student, which will include five meals and printed and electronic materials. Special pricing is available for Millsaps alumni and for group registrations.

The seminar is approved for 16 hours of continuing education credit with the Mississippi Real Estate Commission and 15 hours with the Mississippi Real Estate Appraisal Board. The Mississippi State Board of Accountancy has also approved the seminar for 16 hours of CPE credit. The Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education has approved the seminar for 14 hours of CLE credit.

Instructors will include James M. Ingram, CIO at Hertz Investment Group in Santa Monica, Calif; Starling B. Cousley, Managing Director of Hines, one of the world’s largest real estate investors; W. Harper Keeler, Vice President of Realty Investments, Southern Farm Bureau; Dick Molpus, Founder and President, Molpus Woodlands Group; Alan H. Walters, CEO of First Commercial Bank in Jackson; and G. Ryan Robinson, senior vice president of Acquisitions and Dispositions, QuadReal Property Group.

Dr. Kim Burke, dean of the Else School of Management, said “This year’s seminar promises another high-quality educational experience for the region’s real estate investment professionals. We are pleased to feature such a high quality panel of instructors.”

The keynote speaker for the seminar is Blake Eagle, a forty year veteran of the real estate investment industry. Mr. Eagle played the key leadership role in both the founding of the National Council of Real Estate Fiduciaries (NCREIF) in 1982 and in the development of the NCREIF Property Index, the standard measure of institutional investor-owned US commercial real estate investment performance. Mr. Eagle has served on the advisory boards of the Warton Real Estate Center, the University of Pennsylvania, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and currently sits on the Real Estate advisory Committee of the New York Teachers Retirement System. He has provided expert testimony to The President’s Commission on Housing, the Department of Labor, and the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on U.S. pension fund real estate investment practices.

Sam L. Colson, principal and CFO of Net Lease Alliance, said anyone interested in commercial real estate will find the seminar invaluable.

“Last year’s Millsaps Real Estate Seminar was without a doubt the best educational seminar I have attended in my 25-year career,” he said.

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