The 2020 Virtual Conference program is now available.
Don’t miss joining us for this year’s online event.
We are presenting this event at no charge to our members.

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2020 Keynote Speaker

Lori Mason Curran

Real Estate Investment Strategy Director

Vulcan Real Estate

With 30 years of commercial real estate experience, Lori Mason Curran leads the formulation of investment strategy for Vulcan’s real estate portfolio. Her extensive background in the valuation of commercial real estate and her ongoing market research and economic analyses are used to inform acquisition, disposition and investment decisions. A Pacific Northwest native, Lori received her MAI designation in 1998. She is a LEED accredited professional and holds degrees from Vassar College and New York University. Lori is the mother to three adult children and lives in Seattle with her husband and their English Springer Spaniel.


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2020 Session Information

Take a Look at what is offered in the Sessions.

Morning Session | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Making the Case: Sustainable Design & Green Infrastructure

Session Summary

As Seattle and surrounding communities experience unprecedented growth, it is more important than ever that commercial real estate development and associated infrastructure projects prioritize strategies that support the ecological health of our region. Lori Mason Curran, real estate investment strategy director for Vulcan Real Estate, will share the company’s novel approach to real estate development, centered on the conviction that commercial development can achieve market rates of return while leading with innovative sustainable design. Since its founding in 2001, Vulcan Real Estate has developed millions of square feet of LEED and Salmon-Safe certified projects, engaged in public-private partnerships to develop green infrastructure, and implemented new technologies to increase the efficiency of their projects and positively impact the surrounding community and environment.


Lori Mason Curran, Real Estate Investment Strategy Director, Vulcan Real Estate

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Hospitality Breakout Session

Session Summary

Matt Behrens is one of the most active investment sales brokers in the Pacific Northwest. Even in the pandemic, he and his team have brought two major assets to the market. He will provide a brief overview of the hotel market. How are assets priced, what is the current demand for hotel properties, and what does recovery look like for hotels?


Matt Behrens, CBRE Hotels

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Retail: “Essential” and “Open and Paying Rent” breakout session

Session Summary

Lance Sasser from Capital Pacific will be discussing the retail market in the Pacific Northwest. The retail market has been changing dramatically in 2020 in response to the national health crisis from forced closures, to national bankruptcy filings, and legislation determining what retailers are essential and which are not. How have retailers responded to these challenges? How have investor parameters changed? Is the retail market oversupplied as more sales are conducted through e-commerce? These and other relevant topics will be discussed in this segment as retail continues to evolve.

Lance Sasser works for Capital Pacific as a CRE Investment Sales Specialist. In the past ten years he has been involved with over 800 assignments with transaction volume exceeding $3.8 Billion. Mr. Sasser has been involved in properties ranging from small single tenant coffee kiosks to large regional power centers and everything in between. He covers the Pacific Northwest including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming.


Lance Sasser

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 Office breakout session

 Session Summary

The coronavirus has brought about unprecedented change regarding how the physical workspace is perceived. The commercial office sector has been impacted, and the future of the office space is still unclear.

Join Alex Muir of Kinzer Partners in a discussion on shifting demand centers, tenant perceptions and long-term impacts of coronavirus on the commercial office market. He specializes in investment advisory services for offices and land development sites. Alex has a particular focus on asset disposition in the $5-100 million range and strategic acquisition for both private and institutional clients.


Alex Muir, Kinzer Partners


Afternoon Session |  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Session Summary

Coming soon.


Peter Christiansen


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Streamline Your Business: Rapid-Fire Tips for Research and Reporting Appraisals 

Session Summary

Explore ways to save time and make your business more profitable, through a rapid-fire sampler of tips and best practices for appraisers. In this 40-minute webinar, look at tips to set up effective report templates, make appointments, use a data-entry assistant, insert a research assistant into your workflow, use the best-solution technology for your office, include must-have content in your reports, and easily navigate a fast-lane process to ensure work is finished on time. By placing your process under the microscope, appraisers can save time and money, gain clients, help reduce revision requests, and help ensure a consistent process.


Josh Walitt




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Register Individual

Discount Code

Seattle Chapter members can register using the discount code below for 100% discount.

Seattle Chapter Member: NQLM510152FR


Register Sponsor

The 14th annual Fall Conference will be online this year, different from what we have done in the past: However, we want to continue the tradition and offer an event as a benefit to the real estate community. We are not charging participants for the event but will still have our good quality speakers for the shortened sessions. We will be having a 90-minute morning session and then a 90-minute afternoon session. While the conference will be virtual, we still look forward to gathering in the new format. And as always, we want to offer sponsorship opportunities to those that desire at sponsor donation amounts lower than the in-person conference rates. These are listed below:

Platinum Sponsor $1,500
Company identified as Platinum Sponsor on all Seattle Chapter e-mail notifications, HTML, and website listings
Web link from your logo on the Conference page and on Seattle Chapter’s homepage through December 31, 2020 Ad in the Seattle Chapter’s “Newsreal” publication for an entire year.
Member discount rates for two Company representatives at all Seattle Chapter functions and educational offerings for a year.

Discount Code: Platinum Sponsor: VHXT510152

Gold Sponsor $1,000
Company identified as Gold Sponsor on all Seattle Chapter e-mail notifications, HTML, and website listings
Web link from your logo on the Conference page and on Seattle Chapter’s homepage through December 31, 2020 Ad in the Seattle Chapter’s “Newsreal” publication for an entire year.

Discount Code: Gold Sponsor: 25RTE4BG

Silver Sponsor $500

Company identified as Silver Sponsor on all Seattle Chapter e-mail notifications, HTML, and website listings

Ad in the Seattle Chapter’s “Newsreal” publication for an entire year.

Discount Code: Silver Sponsor: 56FRWQAP

Bronze Sponsor $250Available to Seattle Chapter members only

Company identified as Bronze Sponsor on all Seattle Chapter e-mail notifications, HTML, and website listings

Discount Code: Bronze Sponsor: ITR34HRRY

Friend of the Conference Donation – $75

Donate online with credit card or by postal mail with check. Every visitor to our chapter website will see your name listed as a Friend of the Conference, as will every attendee at the conference itself.

Discount Code: Friend of the Conference Donation: BMW12435T


Contact Information

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All registered attendees will receive an e-mail confirmation one week prior to the conference reminding them of their session choices and the event schedule.


We reserve the right to substitute speakers or panelists due to circumstances beyond our control. If you have a disability and may require some accommodation, please notify us in writing at least two weeks in advance and we will arrange for reasonable accommodation.

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Friday October 9, 2020


10:00 AM
Morning Keynote Speaker

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Morning Sessions

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Sessions


This is a virtual conference.