42nd Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium
Monday, November 25, 2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hotel Nikko San Francisco


Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street
(Valet Parking Entrance – 180 Ellis Street)
San Francisco, California 94102
Phone: (415) 394-1111
Website: http://www.hotelnikkosf.com
Valet Parking available for $25 for the first hour, $5.00 for each additional half hour with a day maximum of $65.00

**Registration and networking will begin at 7:15 am in the Nikko Ballroom Foyer on the 3rd floor of the hotel. The main conference program will begin promptly at 8:00 am in the Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor.**


This full-day program of keynote speakers and panel presentations examines current trends and critical issues in the real estate market, and particularly in California. Leading experts will share their ideas about the evolving complexities of an ever-changing economy. Time is allotted for question and answer periods to provide attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas with some of the most knowledgeable leaders in the fields of economics, real estate, technology and finance. There will also be ample time for networking with colleagues and presenters.

The symposium registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and meeting handouts.


  • Register online by credit card or check.
  • Checks are payable to UC REGENTS; a copy of your registration invoice and your phone number must be included with check payment. Please send checks to:
    Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, or, FCREUE
    Attn: Liz Linton
    2220 Piedmont Avenue, MC6105
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6105


General Attendees:

  • Early Bird Rate of $425, through October 18, 2019
  • Discounted Rate of $495, from October 19 – November 15, 2019
  • Full Rate of $595, beginning November 16, 2019 through day of conference

Group Discount (3 or more attendees): Group Rate of $350 per person, through date of conference. Please note if you register as a group, then you must register all attendees at the same time.

Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Assoc. (BREAA): Rate of $315, through date of conference.

Non-profits: Rate of $295, through date of conference.

Students: Student Rate of $150, through date of conference. To qualify for the student registration rate, you must be enrolled at a college/university as an undergraduate, graduate, or postdoc. You may be required to present your student photo ID at the conference registration desk.


We have applied to offer 8 hours of Continuing Education credit from the California Department of Real Estate (CalDRE Sponsor #1656 – Consumer Protection) and for continuing education credit from the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA); however, this does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions that are expressed by the course sponsor, instructors, authors or lecturers.

Attendance will be verified for those seeking Continuing Education credits. Attendance verification forms must be picked up at the registration desk before the cut-off time 8:48 am. At the end of the day all applicants must submit the attendance form to a conference staff member, along with proof of I.D., to receive credit. There is no partial credit for partial attendance. Please note the BREA and CalDRE require attendees to be present for 90% of the program session time; breaks are not counted toward program time.


The California Department of Real Estate requires that each applicant check in with a photo I.D. before the program begins and take and pass (by 70%) a written exam at the end of the day. This will be an open book exam consisting of 20 questions. Please plan on staying at least one half hour longer after the conference ends in order to meet this requirement if you wish to receive California Bureau of Real Estate credit.

For additional information, please see CalDRE Form 308 – Continuing Education General Information Page.


Registrations are fully transferable to another person (at no charge) at any time by notifying us in writing. If a substitution needs to be made on the day of the event, the substitute attendee must see a conference staff member at the registration desk upon arrival at the hotel. A new name badge will be issued at that time.

All cancellation and refund requests MUST be submitted in writing to the Fisher Center by Friday, November 15, 2019. Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. Refunds will be processed, less a $25 administrative fee. Please submit your request by email (llinton@berkeley.edu).

Registrations made on a credit card are refunded to the same card. Refunds on payments by check require either the company’s Tax ID# or the individual’s social security number, and can take at least six weeks to process. If you have any questions or concerns about your refund, call Liz Linton at (510) 643-6106.


The conference sessions will be recorded (audio only) and access to the electronic audio files will be available approximately 10 business days after the event. Conference attendees may purchase access to the audio files for $60 and non-attendees for $120. Please note that use of cameras and all other recording devices (including digital, film, and cell phone cameras, as well as audio recordings) are strictly prohibited during the conference.


Liz Linton, Public Conferences Manager & Outreach Coordinator
Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics
Tel: (510) 643-6106
Fax: (510) 643-7357
Email: llinton@berkeley.edu