MEETINGS & EVENTS

Apartmentalize 2021 Schedule

 (Subject to change)​

All sessions and activities will take place in McCormick Place West. General Sessions will take place in Wintrust Arena.

Central Time

Wednesday, September 01

9:45AM
10:30AM
What Residents Want, What They REALLY, REALLY Want
181ABC
Student Housing

Put down the playbook and pick up the pen. Research and consumer insight is more critical than ever. This session offers best practices for collecting valuable research and resident feedback, formulating decisions based on findings and putting that data into actionable and measurable tactics. Say goodbye to guessing which amenities or finish package yield the highest revenue, or how to spend your precious marketing dollars. Whether you specialize in student or rental  housing, value-add or new development, don’t miss this discussion!

Speakers

Name: 
Heather Sizemore
Job Title: 
Senior Vice President, Student Housing Division
Company: 
CF Real Estate Services
Name: 
Matthew Cummings
Job Title: 
Account Manager
Company: 
Bigeye Creative Agency
2:30PM
3:15PM
Disruptor-19: The Evolution of Sales Strategies in Student Housing
181ABC
Student Housing

Industry leasing and marketing executives gather to discuss the ultimate disruptor for student housing sales and marketing: COVID-19. With campuses closing, the industry pivoted swiftly to market and sell their properties virtually, fast forwarding the implementation of new strategies and emerging technology. This panel discusses lessons learned and how much of our “new normal” is here to stay.

Speakers

Name: 
Jessica Nix
Job Title: 
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Leasing
Company: 
Campus Life & Style
Name: 
Ashly Poyer
Job Title: 
Vice President of Sales
Company: 
Peak Campus
Name: 
Ashlei Elise
Job Title: 
Director of Leasing and Marketing
Company: 
Varsity Campus
3:45PM
4:30PM
How Universities’ COVID-19 Decisions Impact the Student Housing Industry
181ABC
Student Housing

We just wrapped up the first academic year since COVID-19 changed the way universities do business. Join us for a discussion on fall 2021 pre-leasing and how it compares to prior years, rent growth in a post-COVID world, new development of purpose-built student housing, how universities have handled the pandemic from operational and housing perspectives and future plans for the industry. We also explore some key questions shaping the student housing investment environment in coming years, as student life returns to normalcy.

Speakers

Name: 
Jeffrey Adler
Job Title: 
Vice President, Matrix
Company: 
Yardi Systems
Name: 
Chris Nebenzahl
Job Title: 
Editorial Director
Company: 
Yardi Matrix