April 11 & 12, 2019 // Wilmington, NC
A focused discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s housing industry.
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Event Details

Thur. April 11 & Fri. April 12, 2019
Hotel Ballast Wilmington
Wilmington, NC

Sponsored By

Century 21

ABOUT THE EVENT

A focused discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s housing industry.

Join thought leaders from across North Carolina and nationally recognized experts for a conversation on the opportunities and challenges facing our state now and into the future. The inaugural NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate is a can’t miss event, happening April 11 and 12 in Wilmington. Bringing together public and private sectors, REALTORS® and consumers, influencers and regulators, and visionaries and implementers, this year’s forum is designed to examine the state’s housing industry.

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Event Details

Thur. April 11 & Fri. April 12, 2019
Hotel Ballast Wilmington
Wilmington, NC

Sponsored By

Century 21

Day One: Tours & Reception

Join us for one of these interesting and informative local experiences.

South Front District Tour #1

1:15pm – 2:30pm //

Wilmington’s newest mixed-used development is located along the Cape Fear River and features apartments, shops, and restaurants, such as Benny’s Big Time from acclaimed chef Vivian Howard and Ben Knight. Get an inside look behind the scenes at this up-and-coming area, and discover why it’s so successful.

Featuring

Historic Wilmington Tour #1

1:15pm – 2:30pm //

Join the Historic Wilmington Foundation for a backdoor tour of Wilmington’s most walkable community: it’s historic district. Learn how the community collaborated with property owners to support the restoration of these properties and how the district fits into the long-term plans for the area.

Featuring

  • Beth Rutledge, Executive Director, Historic Wilmington Foundation

Port of Wilmington Tour

1:15pm – 3:45pm //

Ever driven by the Port of Wilmington and wondered what actually goes on behind the gates? Join us for an in-depth look at the work that goes into supporting industries across North Carolina through the import and export of finished products and raw materials.

Hollywood Location Tour

1:15pm – 3:45pm //

Wilmington has more than 500 movie, TV, and commercial credits. Want to see where some of those productions were filmed? Join the Hollywood location tour for an insiders’ look at places featured in shows like Dawson’s Creek and Under the Dome and movies such as Iron Man 3 and A Walk to Remember. Recreate fan-favorite scenes. Take selfies as you imagine yourself playing the leading role. Learn how a thriving film industry is vital to local economic development and what the future of North Carolina’s film industry looks like.

South Front District Tour #2

2:45pm – 4:00pm //

Wilmington’s newest mixed-used development is located along the Cape Fear River – South Front District and features apartments, shops, and restaurants, such as Benny’s Big Time from acclaimed chef Vivian Howard and Ben Knight. Get an inside look behind the scenes at this up-and-coming area, and discover why it’s so successful.

Featuring

Historic Wilmington Tour #2

2:45pm – 4:00pm //

Join the Historic Wilmington Foundation for a backdoor tour of Wilmington’s most walkable community: it’s historic district. Learn how the community collaborated with property owners to support the restoration of these properties and how the district fits into the long-term plans for the area.

Featuring

  • Beth Rutledge, Executive Director, Historic Wilmington Foundation

Opening Reception

Dinner & Networking Poolside

5:00pm – 6:00pm // Location: Riverfront Terrace

Let’s gather to meet, greet and kick off the State of Real Estate event.

Day Two: Panels & Keynote

Panels with real estate influencers and an inspiring keynote lunch.

Introduction to the State of Real Estate

8:30am – 9:00am //

Let’s kick off the day with introductions from NC REALTORS® President Asa Fleming and Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo.

Intersection of Data and Real Life

9:00am – 10:00am // Location: Grand Ballroom

In a world where data is collected on every aspect of our lives, it is important to understand how that data affects decision-making. In sectors like real estate and economic development, data is vital for distinguishing between communities.  Dr. Lawrence Yun is a nationally-recognized voice of the real estate community as Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®.

Featuring

  • Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of REALTORS®

Housing Needs and Solutions in North Carolina

10:15am - 11:30am // Location: Grand Ballroom

Keynote

Lunch & keynote with special guest

11:30am - 1:00pm // Location: Grand Ballroom

Keynote Speaker Announcement Coming Soon!

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm

    Panel 3: Real World Impacts of the Housing Industry

  • 2:15pm – 3:45pm

    Panel 4: Lightning Talks of Housing Success Stories

  • 3:45pm – 4:00pm

    Closing

    A wrap-up of the day's discussions and potential impacts moving forward.

Panel 3: Real World Impacts of the Housing Industry

1:00pm – 2:00pm // Location: Grand Ballroom

Panel 4: Lightning Talks of Housing Success Stories

2:15pm – 3:45pm // Location: Grand Ballroom

A wrap-up of the day's discussions and potential impacts moving forward.

3:45pm – 4:00pm //

Speakers