Real Estate Symposium to Delve Into Post-Election Markets, Nov. 19

More than 300 real estate industry, legal, and government leaders will gather at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics 35th annual symposium Nov. 19 to discuss how markets might look after the November election.

John Chiang, Controller of the State of California, will give the keynote speech, and Fisher Center Chairman Kenneth Rosen will deliver his annual real estate forecast. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Westin St. Francisco Hotel.  The event will be followed by a networking night organized by the Fisher Center and the Berkeley Real Estate Club.

Discussion topics also will examine the changing face of real estate finance, finding the sweet spot in the commercial market, and new frontiers in entrepreneurial development strategies. Speakers will include Linda Law, chair emeritus of the International Real Estate Advisory Board; Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac; and Sherman Chan, senior vice president of CBRE Brokerage Services.

The symposium has applied for eight units of continuing education credit from the Office of Real Estate Appraisers and the California Department of Real Estate.

Discounts are available for nonprofits, groups, students, and members of the Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association. For more details and to register, visit