#CREfuture is a panel discussion on forward-thinking topics in commercial real estate for future real estate leaders. Young professionals in commercial real estate provide an insider perspective on their career paths, current projects making waves in the market and their experiences as young leaders in commercial real estate. This event brings current students, young alumni and friends of the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate together to network and connect over engaging topics impacting tomorrow's real estate market.

Recent Session


2021 #CREfuture

Friday, March 19

Diversity & Inclusion in Commercial Real Estate

Kimarie Ankenbrand - Managing Director & Broker Lead, JLL
LaToya Faustin  Executive Director, She Built This City
Montell Watson  Director of Movement Direct and Minority Initiatives, Movement Mortgage
Renee Hill, MSRE Instructor, Belk College of Business

Past #CREFutures

Explore past #CREfuture topics, panelists and photos.

  1. Jason LawrenceSenior Transportion Planner (CATS)

    Geoffrey PoslusznyParking Consultant (Walker Parking)


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Spring 2019 - CRE Tech Takeover: How PropTech is Reshaping the Real Estate Industry

Panelists (left to right)

  1. Will PittsAssociate Executive Director, (Charlotte Sports Foundation)

  2. Moderator Virginia LutherAssociate Director, (Savilis Studley)

  3. Council Member Tariq BokhariDistrict 6 Representative, (Charlotte City Council)

  4. Alyson CraigDirector of Planning, Design & Development, (City of Charlotte Deputy)

  5. Steven PearceDirector of Business, (Charlotte Regional Partnership) 

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Panelists (left to right)

  1. Council Member Tariq BokhariDistrict 6 Representative, (Charlotte City Council)

  2. Bridget GrantLand Use and Development Consultant (Moore & Van Allen)

  3. City Councilman Larken Egleston, (City of Charlotte)

Panelists (left to right)

  1. Alumnus Henri GressetSenior Associate (Childress Klein Brokerage Services)

  2. Alumna Liz WardVP of Multi-Family Development (The Housing Partnership)

  3. Alumna Kristy VenningOffice Broker (Beacon Development Company)

  4. Board member Compie NewmanManaging Director (CBRE)