Signature Events

 
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Signature Events

NVAR holds many events each year, giving you the opportunity to network and stay up-to-date on industry topics. 

Convention & Trade Show

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Join over 1000 attendees at this all-day event, which features multiple sessions and keynotes from celebrity speakers, authors, panels and industry experts talking about the latest topics affecting you in the real estate industry. The 2019 Convention will be held on October 15!

Featuring:
  • Our Trade Show with over 100 Realtor®-focused exhibitors
  • Full membership & Shop Realtor® service
  • NV/RPAC Silent Auction
  • Networking Mixer
  • Raffle & Prize Opportunities

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Summits

NVAR's summits explore the issues that matter to you most - bringing together experts in the field to share the most relevant, top-of-mind information relevant to your business.
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Appraisal Summit

An all day event for appraisers and Realtors®, helping you adapt, work smarter, meet new challenges and work together as allies for transaction success. 
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Economic Summit

NVAR’s annual Economic Summit takes place at the beginning of each fiscal year to explore inflation, interest rates, and income as it relates to the real estate industry. Our experts look at these economic indices to discuss and help chart the future of NOVA housing.
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Finance Summit

Join our panel of experts to learn about the NVAR region's market and economic outlook for the year and beyond. Track trends, innovations and opportunities.

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Leasing Summit

This event is geared for agents, brokers, property managers, commercial agents and more! Past essential property management training topics included: Rock Solid Leasing Applications, So You Think You Want To Do Commercial, The Do's & Dont's of Property Management - and more! The Leasing Summit is held every other year, in alternation with the Legal Summit. 
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Legal Summit

The NVAR Legal Summit is filled with a wealth of must-know information! A full day of legal updates and practical tips for navigating your legally complex industry. The Legal Summit is held every other year, in alternation with the Leasing Summit. 

  

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Upcoming Summits:

NVAR Economic Summit

Annandale
8333 Little River Turnpike

The NVAR Economic Summit is one of NVAR's most-attended events and examines housing, economic and demographic trends on the national and local level. Taking place each year, the Economic Summit features a diverse panel of experts sharing what to expect in the housing market today and in the future, so you can be prepared as the go-to market expert for your colleagues and your clients.

Click here for the 2019 Economic Summit PowerPoint presentations.

Location:
Richard J Ernst Community Cultural Center
NOVA Community College
8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003


Schedule:


  • 8:00a.m.–9:00a.m. Check-In/Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00a.m. Welcome | NVAR President Christine Richardson

SESSION I

  • 9:05a.m.–9:15a.m. Introduction | Fred Westerlund, Real Estate Finance & Settlements Forum Advisory Chair
  • 9:15a.m.–10:30a.m. Economic Outlook & Market Updates
    • Dr. Terry L. Clower, George Mason University Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Regional Analysis
    • Dr. Jessica Lautz, V.P. of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of Realtors®
  • 10:30a.m.–10:45a.m. BREAK | Network & Visit Sponsor Tables

SESSION II

  • 10:45 a.m.–12:00p.m. Panel: Amazon HQ2 and Regional Economic Development: Impact on Northern Virginia Real Estate & Landing the “Next Big Thing”
    • Victor Hoskins, President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    • Stephanie Landrum, President & CEO, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership
    • Christina Winn, Economic Development Director, Prince William County


Presenters:



Dr. Terry L. Clower

George Mason University Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Regional Analysis

Dr. Terry L. Clower is Northern Virginia Chair and Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also director of GMU’s Center for Regional Analysis. Dr. Clower received a B.S. in Marine Transportation, a M.S. in Applied Economics and a Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the University of North Texas specializing in information policy issues and the use of information resources.
Victor Hoskins

President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Victor Hoskins has recently joined the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. He is most known for leading the team that successfully attracted Amazon HQ2 to Arlington County, VA. He holds a Master’s degree in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BA with Honors from Dartmouth College.
Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Stephanie Landrum provides strategic and financial oversight at AEDP. She also acts as administrator for the City of Alexandria’s Industrial Development Authority. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Dr. Jessica Lautz

V.P. of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of Realtors®

Through management of predictive analytics, surveys, focus groups and data analysis, Dr. Jessica Lautz presents new and innovative ways to showcase results. Dr. Lautz received her Doctorate of Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University. She also has a Master’s in Public Policy from American University and undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Law and Justice from Central Washington University.
Christina Winn

Economic Development Director, Prince William County

Christina Winn has recently joined the Prince William Department of Economic Development as Executive Director. She will be focusing on attracting investments, creating jobs, and sparking economic development. Christina received her BS in Economics from Arizona State University and a MS in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University.
 

Thank you to our partners:

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Atlantic Union Bank


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Government Affairs Events

NVAR Government Affairs hosts various events throughout the year. These events are a fun way to invest in your industry while networking with peers and elected officials.
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Legislative Bus Trip To Richmond

Walk the halls of the General Assembly and promote legislation that benefits the real estate industry at the annual NVAR Legislative Trip to Richmond! You'll meet with your state elected officials and attend committee hearings in what Realtors® call one of the most informative events NVAR offers.


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Legislative Reception

Help NVAR show its appreciation for our state and local elected officials at the NVAR Legislative Reception. Enjoy food and drinks while mingling with your representatives and fellow NVAR Realtors. Best of all, it is absolutely FREE to NVAR members!  While the event is free, advance registration is required to attend.

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NV/RPAC Night at the Ballpark

Enjoy Nats baseball —all while supporting your industry!  The NV/RPAC Night at the Ballpark is the FUN way to make your investment in NV/RPAC.

Upcoming Government Affairs Events:

NVAR Economic Summit

Annandale
8333 Little River Turnpike

The NVAR Economic Summit is one of NVAR's most-attended events and examines housing, economic and demographic trends on the national and local level. Taking place each year, the Economic Summit features a diverse panel of experts sharing what to expect in the housing market today and in the future, so you can be prepared as the go-to market expert for your colleagues and your clients.

Click here for the 2019 Economic Summit PowerPoint presentations.

Location:
Richard J Ernst Community Cultural Center
NOVA Community College
8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003


Schedule:


  • 8:00a.m.–9:00a.m. Check-In/Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00a.m. Welcome | NVAR President Christine Richardson

SESSION I

  • 9:05a.m.–9:15a.m. Introduction | Fred Westerlund, Real Estate Finance & Settlements Forum Advisory Chair
  • 9:15a.m.–10:30a.m. Economic Outlook & Market Updates
    • Dr. Terry L. Clower, George Mason University Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Regional Analysis
    • Dr. Jessica Lautz, V.P. of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of Realtors®
  • 10:30a.m.–10:45a.m. BREAK | Network & Visit Sponsor Tables

SESSION II

  • 10:45 a.m.–12:00p.m. Panel: Amazon HQ2 and Regional Economic Development: Impact on Northern Virginia Real Estate & Landing the “Next Big Thing”
    • Victor Hoskins, President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    • Stephanie Landrum, President & CEO, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership
    • Christina Winn, Economic Development Director, Prince William County


Presenters:



Dr. Terry L. Clower

George Mason University Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Regional Analysis

Dr. Terry L. Clower is Northern Virginia Chair and Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also director of GMU’s Center for Regional Analysis. Dr. Clower received a B.S. in Marine Transportation, a M.S. in Applied Economics and a Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the University of North Texas specializing in information policy issues and the use of information resources.
Victor Hoskins

President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Victor Hoskins has recently joined the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. He is most known for leading the team that successfully attracted Amazon HQ2 to Arlington County, VA. He holds a Master’s degree in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BA with Honors from Dartmouth College.
Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Stephanie Landrum provides strategic and financial oversight at AEDP. She also acts as administrator for the City of Alexandria’s Industrial Development Authority. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Dr. Jessica Lautz

V.P. of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of Realtors®

Through management of predictive analytics, surveys, focus groups and data analysis, Dr. Jessica Lautz presents new and innovative ways to showcase results. Dr. Lautz received her Doctorate of Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University. She also has a Master’s in Public Policy from American University and undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Law and Justice from Central Washington University.
Christina Winn

Economic Development Director, Prince William County

Christina Winn has recently joined the Prince William Department of Economic Development as Executive Director. She will be focusing on attracting investments, creating jobs, and sparking economic development. Christina received her BS in Economics from Arizona State University and a MS in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University.
 

Thank you to our partners:

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Atlantic Union Bank


Donofrio




VHDA-cmyk

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Market & Economic Briefing 

Join us for an analysis of our NVAR market, and a look at the state of the region's economy. We'll also hear the latest legislative news from Richmond.




In addition to these signature events, NVAR offers many others throughout the year, including forums and panel discussions; series, such as the Tech and Realtor®-Builder Series; YPN networking events; and so much more. These additional offerings are on the calendar as they are scheduled!