Sustainability Summit

August 21-22, 2018

The Sustainability Summit is an invitation-only event that brings industry and volunteer leaders together to address short and long-term sustainability goals.

Bring industry and volunteer leaders together to address short and long-term industry goals in an invitation-only Summit comprised of topic thought leaders. Hosted in Denver, CO at the Curtis Hotel.

Summit Goals 

This event will:

  • Address increases in sustainability conversations in multiple markets, ensuring REALTORS® remain essential to consumers
  • Provide opportunity for deeper discussion and consideration of various elements of sustainability in real estate and communities
  • Intended outcome is to utilize member input and staff expertise to advance association sustainability goals

The invitation list includes topic-focused, innovative, and relevant volunteer leaders totaling 70 attendees from 2018 Sustainability Advisory Group, 2018 Smart Growth Advisory Board, 2018 Green REsource Council Advisory Board, 2018 NAR Leadership Team. 


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Day 1 — August 21

1:00 p.m.              
Welcome and Message From NAR Leadership

1:15 p.m.              
Market Forces Driving Energy & Sustainability Solutions
Michael Hodgson, President of ConSol

2:00 p.m.              
Presentation: Sustain in the membrane: Sustainability Themes in NAR Research
Jessica Lautz, National Association of REALTORS®

2:30 p.m.              

2:50 p.m.              

3:00 p.m.              
Presentation: Smart Cities’ Effect of Lifestyles
George Karayannis, Panasonic Now 

3:45 p.m.              

4:05 p.m.              
Panel: Engaging State & Local Associations on Sustainability in Real Estate 
Tyrone Adams, CEO, Colorado Association; Bob Hart, AE, Santa Barbara Association; Ken Hotard, AE, Boulder Association; Kelli Walker Starrett, SVP, New Orleans Metropolitan Association

4:40 p.m.              

5:00 p.m.              
Wrap Up

6:00 p.m. —8:00 p.m.   

Reception at Tamayo 
1400 Larimer St., Denver, CO    

Day 2 — August 22 

8:30 a.m.              
Welcome and Introduction of Facilitator

8:45 a.m. —12:30 p.m.          
Facilitation of Discussion and Building NAR’s Sustainability Strategic Priorities

12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.          
Working Lunch (review, discussion)

2:00 p.m.                   
Wrap Up & Message From NAR Leadership

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact NAR’s Sustainability Program by phone: 312-329-3281 or email: if you have any questions.



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