2019 Annual Conference/Denver

Denver, CO/Grand Hyatt Denver
September 18–21, 2019

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by 9/21/19

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September 18-21, 2019

Our Annual Conference provides invaluable education, resource sharing and networking opportunities for our members. ARELLO Committees and Roundtables meet during the conference as well as communicate throughout the year to study current issues facing real estate regulators and provide guidance to administer ARELLO programs.


The Schedule posted is preliminary as of May 7, 2019, times are subject to change.


Keynote—Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:15 am-12:00 pm

Economic Forecast for Housing—Dr. Lawrence Yun

Dr. Lawrence Yun is a Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors. He oversees the production of existing home sales statistics and the popular Home Buyer and Home Seller survey reports. He regularly appears on CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg Television, and is often quoted in the media.

Yun has been with NAR since 2000. Prior to that, he worked as an economic consultant to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education. While a research associate at the University of Maryland from 1995 to 1998 with the funding from the United States Agency for International Development, Yun helped develop a graduate economics curriculum and lectured at several universities in the former Soviet Union as that country transitioned from communism to a market-based economy.

Dr. Yun's presentation will cover:

  • Recent trends and developments in the housing market at a national level, while also examining some smaller anomaly markets
  • Forecast the direction of home prices, housing market trends and overall economy in the next 12 – 24 months
  • Compare the current environment with past housing cycles and take a deeper dive into why and how these cycles occurred

We hope that you'll join us in Denver to learn more about this and other trends effecting real estate regulation.




Wednesday September 18
1:00–3:00 pm Extra: District 1 Meeting ($0.00)

District Vice President, Anne Cooke, invites members of District 1 to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest.

District 1 Member Jurisdictions: Bermuda, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

4:00–5:30 pm New Member Orientation/First Time Attendees Reception

2017 ARELLO President Miriam Baer, ARELLO staff and members of the Membership Committee will welcome new members/first time attendees to the meeting and participate in a presentation.

5:30–7:30 pm Welcome Reception — Sponsored by Rice Insurance Services
Thursday September 19
7:00–7:50 am Breakfast — All registered attendees invited
7:50–8:10 am Welcome (President)/Tech Tips

President Anne Petit will welcome us and Darren Whorton, ARELLO Director of IT, will highlight features available on the event app.

8:15–8:45 am District 1 Caucus

VP: Anne Cooke MD. Directors: Ulani Prater Gulstone, DC, James Wright, MD, Edward Downs, DC

8:15–8:45 am District 2 Caucus

VP: Douglas E Oldmixon, TX. Directors: Carole Harrison, AL:, Marcia Franks, TN, Andrea Alford, AK, Alternate Director: Bruce Unangst, LA

8:15–8:45 am District 3 Caucus

VP: Erik WisnerKS. Directors: Scott A. Breidenbach, ND, Monica Rut, NE, Sherry L KuefflerOK, Alternate Director: Terry W Moore, MO.

8:15–8:45 am District 4 Caucus

VP: MiChell Bird ID. Directors: Jerry McDonald, WA, Judy Lowe, AZ, Rosann David, WY. Alternate Director: Scott C. Arakaki, HI

9:00–10:30 am Law and Regulation Committee Meeting

Nick D'Ambrosia, Chair and Charlie Moody, Vice Chair

9:00–10:30 am Membership Committee Meeting

Douglas Oldmixon, Chair and Craig Coffee, Vice Chair

9:00–10:30 am Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting

Ryan Adair, Chair and Corean Hamlin, Vice Chair

9:00–10:30 am Timeshare Committee Meeting

Gary Isom, Chair and Jerry McDonald, Vice Chair

9:00–10:30 am IT/Communication Committee Meeting

Michael Johnston, Chair and Erik Wisner, Vice Chair

10:30–10:45 am Break
10:45 am–12:15 pm Program Committee Meeting

Marcia Franks, Sherry Kueffler, and Greg Lemon Co-Chairs; Heather Casdorph and Monica Rut, Co-Vice Chairs

10:45 am–12:15 pm Administrator Roundtable
10:45 am–12:15 pm Investigator/Auditor Resource Committee Meeting

Selina Barnes and Wendy Alkire, Co-Chairs; Heather Garrett, Vice Chair

10:45 am–12:15 pm Commissioner Roundtable

Facilitator: Courtney Combs, Ohio Real Estate Commission

10:45 am–12:15 pm Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting (CLOSED)
12:15–1:30 pm ARELLO Foundation Working Lunch (CLOSED)
12:15–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30–3:00 pm Fair Housing Committee Meeting

Ulani Prater Gulstone, Chair and Mike Gamblin, Vice Chair

1:30–3:00 pm Education Certification Committee Meeting

Corean Hamlin, Chair; Ryan Adair and Amber Nutt, Co-Vice Chairs

1:30–3:00 pm Commissioner Resource Committee Meeting

Carole Harrison, Chair; Scott Breidenbach, Vice Chair

1:30–3:00 pm Nominating Committee Meeting

Roger Cymbaluk, Chair and Teresa Hoffman, Vice Chair.,

3:00–3:15 pm Break
3:15–4:00 pm General Session—Effects of Cannabis Industry on Real Estate and Regulation, Marcia Waters, Director Colorado Division of Real Estate.

This interesting General Session will provide an overview of Colorado’s history of marijuana legalization and what gray market issues legalization has created. Marcia Waters will then provide numerous examples of the complaints they have received and provide an in-depth analysis of how the legalization of marijuana has effected licensing decisions.

4:00–4:45 pm Finance Committee Meeting

Brad Chisholm, Tresurer.

4:00–4:45 pm Governance Review Committee Meeting

Erik Wisner, Chair and Miriam Baer, Vice Chair

4:00–4:45 pm Real Estate Best Practices Roundtable

Facilitator:  Douglas Oldmixon, Texas Real Estate Commission 

Friday September 20
8:00–8:30 am General Session—EBPHI Roundtable
8:30–10:00 am General Session — Affiliate MicroLearning Roundtable

Micro Learning at its best! Join our affiliates for 4 micro learning roundtables

  • Passing Rates vs Passing Scores: When a Candidate Goes Bad
  • Real Estate Education: Lifecycle of a Course from Inception to Expiration
  • Change Agents: Information Aggregators and Internet Business Models
  • E&O Insurance: Claims Made Scenarios
10:00–10:15 am Break
10:15 am–12:00 pm Keynote Speaker—Real Estate Economic Forecast for Housing—Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors

Dr. Yun’s presentation will cover:  Recent trends and developments in the housing market at a national level, while also examining some smaller anomaly markets • Forecast the direction of home prices, housing market trends and overall economy in the next 12 – 24 months • Compare the current environment with past housing cycles and take a deeper dive into why and how these cycles occurred.

12:00–1:30 pm Executive Committee Working Lunch (Closed)
12:00–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30–3:00 pm General Session—Award Winning Ideas
3:00–3:15 pm Break
3:15–4:30 pm General Session—REEA Update and Presentation on User Authentication Systems Using Facial Recognition for Online Courses
3:15–4:30 pm License Portability Task Force

Chair Miriam Baer.

4:30–5:15 pm Getting Involved in ARELLO Leadership
Saturday September 21
8:30–10:30 am Case Law "Live" Update

Nick D'Ambrosia, Chair and Charlie Moody, Vice Chair. Join us for this interactive presentation of the latest cases.

10:30–10:45 am Break
10:45 am–12:15 pm General Session—The Future of Real Estate is Now, Nobu Hata, Director of Engagement, National Association of Realtors.

With unprecedented money being funneled into real estate combined with empowered consumers enabled by technology, the real estate industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Learn the who, what and why's of industry evolution and how legacy institutions can rise to meet the needs of real estate stakeholders now and into the future.

12:15–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30–4:00 pm General Assembly/Board of Directors Meeting
5:30–9:00 pm Installation Reception & Dinner-Guests REQUIRED to register to attend

This is a FORMAL event. Black tie optional.

Sunday September 22
9:00 am–4:00 pm Commissioner College 101—SEPARATE REGISTRATION

ARELLO's Commissioner College is an educational program that is designed to prepare new board/council/commission members for their unique role as regulatory decision-makers and also serves as a valuable refresher course for those with more experience. Learn more and register here.


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Welcome Reception

Installation Reception and Dinner


Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver, Colorado
Tel: +1 303 295 1234

Reservations: +1 877-803-7534 or online using the ARELLO room rate.

Hotel Website

ARELLO Room Rate:  $229 Single/Double
PLUS 15.75% Room Tax

Rooms Cancellation Policy – Rooms may be cancelled without penalty up to 72-hours prior to arrival. Within 72-hours of arrival, they will be charged one night room and tax.

Special Room Rate Ends August 16, 2019

Check-in and Check-out: Check in: 4:00 PM. Check out: 12:00 PM

Message to Attendees: ARELLO has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. ARELLO will incur costs if the association falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help ARELLO  keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and in the ARELLO room block. Reserving outside the contracted room block may jeopardize ARELLO's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. ARELLO appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue.

If you experience difficulties when contacting the hotel, please advise ARELLO HQ. Thank you.

Area Information

The Grand Hyatt Denver is less than two blocks from the MetroLink-Forsyth Station, the area's light rail service. Walk 20 minutes to ballgames at Coors Field or catch some NFL action at Broncos Stadium located within two miles of the hotel. Shopping at the 16th Street Mall is just one short block away and the hotel is walking distance to attractions like the Denver Art Museum, the State Capitol, and Larimer Square.

Transportation Information


Enjoy convenient valet parking in a secure covered garage adjacent to the hotel or contact Grand Hyatt Denver to arrange for self-parking in a nearby lot.

Shuttle Service

Ride the complimentary 16th Street Shuttle, accessible one block from the hotel, for service to destinations throughout downtown Denver’s entertainment and central business districts.

Valet Parking

$46 /Overnight

$23 /0-4 Hours

$28 /4-8 Hours

Oversized vehicles



Denver International Airport: 25 miles

Union Station: 1 mile


Light Rail Service/RTD – Stops at most corners in the city, including Sports Authority Field at Broncos Stadium at Mile High Stadium, Pepsi Center / Six Flags / Elitch Gardens, Union Station - Lower Downtown (LoDo)/Coors Field/16th Street Mall.

Denver Airport Rail – Travelers can use the A Line rail service from Denver International Airport to LoDo's (lower downtown) Union Station and back, courtesy of Regional Transportation District (RTD). The Denver airport rail has six stops along the way and takes approximately 37 minutes at a cost of $10.50 each way.


Attire Information

General Conference: Business Casual

Installation Reception and Dinner: Formal, black tie optional

Cancellation Policy


All requests for refunds must be in writing and sent to ARELLO's Chief Executive Officer. Cancellations received on or before August 18, 2019 will receive a full refund. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for cancellations received between August 19 and September 7, 2019.

No refunds will be made for cancellations on or after September 8, 2019.  Refunds for cancellations due to an illness, injury, death or emergency will be considered on a case by case basis by the ARELLO Chief Executive Officer.


Registration Fee Information

Regulatory Member

Representative of a member jurisdiction that is current with its member dues.

  • ARELLO member account required.
  • ARELLO membership type: Full
Affiliate/Associate Member

Affiliate or Associate Member (does not qualify for regulatory membership) and is current with member dues.

  • ARELLO member account required.
  • ARELLO membership type: Individual Affiliate, Institutional Affiliate, Associate
Emeritus Member
  • ARELLO member account required.
  • ARELLO membership type: Emeritus
Non-Member (Regulatory)

Representative of a jurisdiction that qualifies for Regulatory membership but is not current with its member dues.

  • Everyone

An individual who is not a representative of a regulatory body and not a current ARELLO member.

  • Everyone
Guest - Entire Event

A non-member spouse/guest accompanying a full conference attendee - includes all events, receptions and meals provided by the conference.

  • Everyone
Guest - Welcome Reception Only

Guests who only wish to attend the Welcome Reception.

  • Everyone
Guest - Installation Reception/Dinner Only

Guests who only wish to attend the Installation Reception and Dinner.

  • Everyone
Guest - Combined Welcome/Installation

Guests who wish to attend the Welcome Reception and Installation Reception and Dinner, but no other events.

  • Everyone


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Please note that registration fees for guests are set to ensure ARELLO's costs are covered including the hotel/venue service charges and state and local taxes. Every effort is made to make these reasonable and affordable for our members.

Sponsorship of activities by vendors or regulated entities at this conference or meeting shall not be construed as an endorsement by ARELLO of the sponsoring entity or of the products, services, policies or positions. The sponsorship is not intended by the vendor or regulated entity, nor should it be construed by anyone, to influence the decisions of ARELLO and its representatives.