Courtesy Fontainebleau Las Vegas

The agenda is shaping up for the Multifamily Executive Conference, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, at the Fontainebleau Las Vegas, the newest luxury hotel on the Strip.

This forward-looking conference will provide a playbook of data insights and actionable takeaways as well as ample networking opportunities to help navigate the evolving multifamily housing landscape.

Zonda chief economist Ali Wolf will kick off the conference with the latest data on the economy and what this means for the housing market.

Keynote presenter Spencer Levy, global client strategist and senior economic advisor at CBRE, will hone in on the commercial real estate market and share his insights on real estate fundamentals, capital markets, and the multifamily sector.

Going even deeper, Zonda managing principal for multifamily Kimberly Byrum, Zillow economist Joshua Clark, and RealPage senior director of research and analysis Carl Whitaker will break down the key indicators in the nation’s top apartment markets.

Keynoter Dror Poleg, award-winning author of “Rethinking Real Estate,” will share his insights on the latest innovations, business models, and funding methods that are transforming the real estate industry. Poleg’s work draws on two decades of hands-on experience in private equity and tech, and he regularly briefs and advises firms such as UBS, AvalonBay, Hines, Cushman & Wakefield, Bank of America, and CBRE.

In addition, keynoter Hilary Billings, co-founder and CEO of Attentioneers, will take a deep dive into the psychology of attention, providing her insider knowledge on how to deliver messaging so that it reaches millions. Her presentation will help companies focus on what really matters—getting customers’ attention and keeping it.

Additional speakers have been confirmed, including:

  • Kurt Houtkooper, CEO, Hamilton Zanze Real Estate Investments; Anne Olson, CEO, Centerspace, and Tom Toomey, chairman and CEO, UDR, on “The New Leadership Agenda” executive panel;
  • Todd Butler, chief technology officer, Sentral; Eliza Lochner, senior marketing lead for real estate, Airbnb; and Mark MacDonald, co-founding principal, DM Development, on the “Disruptive Operating Strategies and Unconventional Approaches” panel;
  • Noel Carson, vice president, marketing, and creative director, Bozzuto; Nina Daly, senior art director, branding strategies, Stantec; and Daryl Smith, chief marketing officer, Kettler, on the “Crafting Effective Brands for Multifamily Residential” panel;
  • Gigi Giannoni, senior vice president of customer experience, Gables Residential; Keri Shea, senior vice president of finance and treasurer, AvalonBay Communities; and Kim Young, vice president of shared services, Fogelman, on the “Centralization Deep Dive: The People Side” panel;
  • Ian Andrews, vice president, Avanti Residential; Savas Karas, chief technology and transformation officer, CAPREIT; and Douglas Pearce, executive vice president of information technology, Waterton, on the “Clearing the Clutter: Getting Tactical With the Tech Stack” panel; and
  • Walter Hughes, chief innovation officer, Humphreys and Partners Architects, and Weina Zhang, founder, president, and CEO, The Z Life Co., on the “Transformative Trends in Multifamily Design, Amenities, and Placemaking” panel.

This year, the agenda on Oct. 1, the conference’s full day, has been expanded with additional opportunities, with the Women’s Networking Breakfast, roundtables at breakfast where attendees can share ideas, and curated tours in the exhibit hall to connect with new people and products.

Register at by June 29 to receive the next early-bird rate of $949 for regular attendees. New this year is an industry partner pass for architects, designers, and general contractors for $2,495. Use discount code MFE100 to receive $100 off your registration.