Real Estate Events

The below training session and events are organized by FSU Real Estate Center. To learn more about each event, contact Mandy Chapman, Program & Events Manager.

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Evan D. Jennings Executive Speaker Series

The Evan D. Jennings Executive Speaker Series, established in 2005, brings executive leaders and decision makers to the campus to discuss key issues, trends and policies affecting the real estate industry and student career strategies. This forum, promoted jointly with the FSU Real Estate Center and the DeVoe Moore Center, is made possible by a generous gift from Evan D. Jennings. The series is free and open to the public.

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ARGUS Software Training

ARGUS training is offered each fall and spring semester as a two-day seminar to students in the real estate program. The training provides practical and hands-on experience for students seeking a career in commercial real estate and access to the industry standard tools. Taught by David Beshears of Beshears & Associates and an executive lecturer at Florida State, the training provides students ARGUS training and a path to ARGUS certification.


First hosted in 1995, the FSU Real Estate TRENDS Conference is a world-class business forum organized to highlight the emerging trends and conditions facing the real estate industry and to discuss conditions affecting national, regional and local markets. The conference consistently brings together experts from across the country with the goal of informing, challenging and inspiring its attendees. With more than 700 registrants each year, approximately 150 spaces are reserved for real estate and finance students to attend. The conference takes place every fall and is held on Florida State University’s campus in Tallahassee, Florida.

FSU-UF-UCF Critical Issues in Real Estate Symposium

The FSU Real Estate Center and the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University have joined forces with the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida to host a major research symposium that examines many of the underlying issues associated with the recent national real estate boom and bust. Approximately 40 leading scholars from throughout the United States give presentations and share ideas during the symposium, which is held annually in the spring.

Matching funds for the symposium were provided by the Kislak Family Fund, a private philanthropic foundation established in 1992 by Jay and Jean Kislak. The fund supports education, arts and humanities, and other charitable endeavors in the United States and abroad.

Kislak Real Estate Market Strategies Forums

Held annually in Tampa and Miami, these invitation-only forums provide leaders with a platform to discuss market conditions, vet strategies and identify emerging opportunities. The event is attended by real estate executives and decision-makers, along with Florida State University top real estate students. The event features an executive panel style presentation with Q&A, and then is followed by a networking reception.

Real Deals and Entrepreneurs Speaker Series

The Real Deals & Entrepreneur Series brings executive lecturers to campus to discuss with students the “nuts & bolts” of their recent deals and day-to-day transactions.

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