Real Estate Conferences and Expos You Can't Miss

Sean Huber
May 8,2017

Each year, curious people get together to talk about real estate investing. Whether they’re focused on fix and flip or diversifying an investment portfolio, these conferences offer a lot of opportunity to learn and network with other professionals.

What’s great is that all across the United States, conferences and expos can bring interested real estate investors of all levels together to share advice and experience. These events can help you get a jump start into your new business before you even look at a single property.

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May 11-12, 2017 - Real Estate Family Office and Private Wealth Management Forum (West)

Huntington Beach, California

The IMN conference is perfect for real estate investors looking for more diversification. The event brings family-business owners, banks and equity firms, private and public real estate funds, and investment managers together to educate and network about the real estate industry.

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May 20-21, 2017 - Marin Home and Garden Expo

San Rafael, California

Rotating throughout Northern and Southern California, these World Class Shows’ expos introduce contractors and companies to consumers.

The benefit for fix and flippers would be finding contractors for future jobs and looking at products that could be purchased for projects. Another easy benefit is networking with other people in the building industry.

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May 26-29, 2017 - Home Design and Remodeling Show

Fort Lauderdale, FL

When you renovate a property, the new hardware and fixtures you install are an important cost in your budget. You want to buy what you know will help sell your property. Attending a home design expo will help you discover current trends and see classic styles that continue to be profitable in fix and flips.

Even though the Home Design and Remodeling Show mainly connects vendors to homeowners, these types of events are great for networking and creating strong supplier relationships for future projects.

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June 4-5, 2017 - Pitbull Conference

Fort Lauderdale, FL

“Pitbull Conference is the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the country: educating brokers, lenders, and investors as to the emerging opportunities that exist in hard money lending.”

This conference is dedicated to networking and leveraging borrowers, brokers, lenders, and speciality providers together while offering a lot of informational sessions like “Opportunities in the Rehab Market,” “Current Trends in both Hard Money and Private Lending,” and “The Future of Fix and Flip Financing for SFR and Multi-Family.”

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June 9, 2017 - Sustainable Homeownership Conference 2017

Berkeley, California

It’s always good to be aware of trends or things that could impact the real estate industry. The Sustainable Homeownership Conference will “examine trends in homeownership and its impact on society.”

The full agenda hasn’t been released, but confirmed speakers include National Association of Realtors President Bill Brown, UC Berkeley professor and former FHA Commissioner under the Obama Administration Carole Galante, and Laurie Goodman from Urban Institute.

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June 24, 2017 - Think Realty National Conference & Expo Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

Tagged as a site for “resources for savvy real estate investors,” Think Realty’s event connects investors, landlords, property managers, lenders, and rehabbers together.

The session schedule isn’t available, but speakers include Kent Davis and Charlie Einsmann and Sam Jacknin from Clear Sky Financial, LLC.

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June 28-29 - Pacific Coast Builders Conference San Diego

San Diego, California

What started as a small education conference has expanded into a conference for anyone in the real estate industry specifically focused on building. The conference brings builders, architects, remodelers, designers, contractors, and suppliers into one place where they can network and discover the newest technology and products.

Along with the conference there are speakers and workshops to help you grow as a fix and flipper.

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September 1-4, 2017 - Florida’s Largest Home Show

Tampa, Florida

Another vendor to homeowner event, Florida’s Largest Home Show connects companies directly to the consumer. But if you’re a fix and flipper, making new relationships is as important to selling a flipped property.

This four day event will feature vendors in landscaping, kitchen remodeling, interior design, green building, bathroom remodeling, solar, and more. The event is also as great chance to see what home improvements people are looking at.

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September 17-19, 2017 - Family Office Wealth Conference

Laguna Beach, California

“Employing a variety of formats (expert presentations, small working groups, family-only sessions, and workshops), this three-day program will endeavor to address a range of important issues facing family office members and executives.

Institutional Investor's Family Office Wealth Conference offers a forum in which a variety of perspectives, ideas, viewpoints, and solutions will be provided on these and other topics essential for affluent families to assess as they chart the best course toward their family's objectives.”

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September 19-20, 2017 - West Coast Family Investment Conference

San Francisco, California

The 2nd West Coast Family Investment Conference will bring “family principals, family members of distinguished business-owning families and chief executives from their single family offices” together. An excellent networking event, you can get a lot of excellent insight on business - if you qualify to attend.

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October 14, 2017 - Think Realty National Conference & Expo Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

Tagged as a site for “resources for savvy real estate investors,” Think Realty’s event connects investors, landlords, property managers, lenders, and rehabbers together.

The Atlanta expo will features speakers like Ash Hebdige. More details should release closer to the date of the event.

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October 14-16, 2017 - NAMB National Conference and Trade Show

Las Vegas, Nevada

The NAMB National Conference and Trade Show showcases mortgage, credit, and compliance services. The focus of the event is home and financial services in the real estate industry.

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