2024 Mid-Year Meeting

New Orleans, Louisiana
April 16–18, 2024

About This Event

Is this your first ARELLO Conference?Join us for the First-Time Attendee Orientation on Tuesday, March 26, at 2:00 PM ET. Get ready for your inaugural ARELLO conference, meet new friends, and have all your questions answered. 

Reserve your spot now. For any inquiries, please contact Calleigh Smith.

Meet Our Speakers! 

Keynote Speaker: Elliot Eisenberg, PhD
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States. He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70-word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com.

Dr. Eisenberg has spoken hundreds of business groups and associations, serving as keynote speaker on topics including economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding, consequences of government regulation, and other current economic issues. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on talk, and public radio.

Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than 100 articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, financial institutions and investment advisory groups.

Elliot’s interests include walking at least five miles a day and reading as many newspapers as he can get his hands on. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!

General Session Speaker: Russ Cofano
Cofano has more than three decades of executive leadership experience in nearly all facets of the residential real estate industry, including brokerage, technology, MLS, associations and affiliated businesses.

Cofano began his career as an attorney in Washington state representing state and local REALTOR associations, multiple listing services and brokerage firms. He was instrumental in helping pass and implement significant industry legislation including Washington’s first ever law of real estate agency and its first comprehensive residential real estate disclosure law.

Presently, Cofano is President and CEO of Collabra Technology, a real estate digital marketing and analytics firm. Cofano’s previous roles include president and general counsel of eXp World Holdings (the public holding company for eXp Realty), senior vice president of industry relations at Move, Inc. (operator of realtor.com), vice president and general counsel at John L. Scott Real Estate and CEO of the Missouri REALTORS.

Cofano holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Juris Doctor from the University of Washington.


Welcome to Mardi Gras World! 
Unless you are specifically coming to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Mardi Gras World can give you a firsthand experience of the famous Big Easy holiday. Blain Kern's attraction affords you a behind-the-scenes look at the warehouses where the parade floats are conceived and constructed. Take a guided tour for true inside info into the technology and artistry behind floats like the King Kong and Bacchasaurus. Mardi Gras World hosts conventions, birthday parties, concerts and occasionally weddings. If your group is large enough, you can enroll in their Mardi Gras mask-making classes. This place is selfie heaven so have fun.



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Meeting time zone: Central Daylight Time (US/Central time)

Tuesday April 16
12:00–6:00 pm Registration
4:00–5:00 pm New Member Orientation Reception

Location: Evangeline Suite

5:00–5:30 pm Gather for Group Departure to Mardi Gras World

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

6:00–9:00 pm Welcome Reception - Mardi Gras World
Wednesday April 17
7:00 am–6:00 pm Registration / Hospitality Desk

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00–7:45 am Breakfast

Location: Revolution

7:45–8:15 am Opening Session

Location: Grand Ballroom

8:15–8:55 am Education Certification Committee Meeting

Location: Regal Room

8:15–8:55 am Investigator/Auditor Resource Committee Meeting

Locaiton: Grand Ballroom

8:15–8:55 am Nominating Committee Meeting

Location: Evangeline Suite

9:00–10:30 am Administrator Roundtable

Location: Grand Ballroom

Facilitator: Vaughn Poe. Alabama Real Estate Commission

9:00–10:30 am Affiliate Roundtable

Location: Evangeline Suite

Facilitator: Rebecca Piltingsrud, The CE Shop

9:00–10:30 am Commissioner Roundtable

Location: Regal Suite

Facilitator: Elizabeth Hume, Idaho Real Estate Commission

10:30–10:45 am AM Break

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:45 am–12:00 pm General Session - Russ Cofano

Location: Grand Ballroom

Anti-Trust, the DOJ and Agency Laws - The residential real estate industry transformed.

In this presentation, Russ Cofano will discuss the history and current status of the class action anti-trust commission cases, the impact of the Department of Justice on these cases and MLS rules, and why new state agency laws are necessary to usher in a new era of residential real estate brokerage.  

12:00–1:15 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:15–2:00 pm Law and Regulation Committee Meeting

Location: Grand Ballroom

1:15–2:00 pm Program Committee Meeting

Location: Evangeline Room

2:05–2:50 pm ARELLO Foundation Meeting

Location: Evangeline Room

2:05–2:50 pm Examination Accreditation Committee Meeting (Open)

Location: Regal Suite

2:05–2:50 pm Fair Housing Committee Meeting

Location: Grand Ballroom

2:50–3:00 pm PM Break

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:00–3:45 pm Examination Accreditation Committee Meeting (Closed)

Location: Regal Suite

3:00–3:45 pm Finance Committee Meeting

Location: Evangeline Suite

3:00–3:45 pm Membership Committee Meeting

Location: Grand Ballroom

3:50–5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting

Location: Grand Ballroom

6:00 pm Free Night
Thursday April 18
6:30–7:15 am Morning Fun Walk

Break out your walking shoes and bring your appetite for world famous beignets for the Morning Fun Walk on Thursday, April 18.

At 6:30 AM, we will be departing from the Royal Sonesta lobby for a morning stroll through New Orleans. After watching the sunrise, seeing the city's most scenic spots, and bonding with your fellow attendees, our final stop will be Café du Monde for their signature beignets and coffee.

All walkers will receive free beignets, courtesy of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.

7:00 am–4:00 pm Registration / Hospitality Desk

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00–7:45 am Breakfast

Location: Revolution

8:00–9:30 am Education Issues Roundtable

Location: Evangeline Suite

Facilitator: Corean Hamlin, Colibri Group

8:00–9:30 am Real Estate Practices Roundtable

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

Facilitator: Laurie Murphy, Illinois Division of Real Estate

9:30–9:45 am AM Break

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:00–11:30 am Keynote Speaker - Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Location: Grand Ballroom

The U.S. Economy: Remarkably Resilient, So Far

During this entertaining and informative session, Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., will share his thoughts on how all four parts of GDP will perform, what changes are in store for the currently very tight labor market, the condition of supply-chains, the path of inflation, the shape of the yield curve, the thinking of the Fed regarding inflation, the most likely path of interest rates, and the declining but still historically elevated likelihood of a recession. Dr. Eisenberg will also delve into auto, credit card, and home default rates, residential construction activity, housing prices, existing home sales, new home starts, home loan activity, and much more.  Before concluding and time permitting Eisenberg will take questions from the audience. Be ready to take plenty of notes.

11:30 am–12:00 pm President's Message

Location: Grand Ballroom

12:00–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30–3:00 pm Hot Topics Roundtable

Location: Grand Ballroom

3:00 pm Departures

While the overall event dates are generally set well in advance, the individual session times are subject to change without notice.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors




Welcome Reception

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.

Hotel Information

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The nightly room rate is $249.00++. To book your stay within the ARELLO room block, click here

Attendees must book their room no later than Wednesday, March 6, 2024. 

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: Affiliate, Institutional Affiliate, Associate
Emeritus Member
  • ARELLO member account required.
  • ARELLO membership type: Emeritus

Anyone who qualifies for ARELLO membership--regulatory, affiliate or otherwise--but is not a current member or not current on membership dues.

  • Everyone

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


  • Everyone
Register before:3/5/24 to avoid late registration fees.
Registration closes on:3/5/24

Please note that registration fees for attendees 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.


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