We think that economic development and new buildings are shaping our region’s future. But without a strong education system at all levels to bring stability to neighborhoods and to provide a workforce to sustain job growth, we will not have the vibrant future we envision. On Thursday, April 28, you have the opportunity to learn about What’s Next in Education, and how this topic impacts all real estate sectors. Join us at the Irving Convention Center starting at 7:30 am for an outstanding program on this critical topic.
Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College. A graduate of Oberlin college, Michael holds a law degree and a master’s in public policy from Duke and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. His “New Urban College Model” has brought unprecedented success to Paul Quinn, where he has significantly changed the curriculum, demolished 14 unused buildings and converted the football field into an urban farm.
Mike Koprowski, Chief of Transformation and Innovation for DISD, is known for his work on the link between education policy and housing policy, stressing the need for innovative approaches to encourage the middle class to return to public schools. He is a leader in developing the new CityLab high school that will focus on urban planning and community development.
In between speakers will be breakout sessions that are modeled on our Local Product Councils, covering topics ranging from what is being done to meet the workforce needs of the businesses moving to our region to how to develop innovative schools as a planned community amenity
Product Council Sessions:
Industrial/Office Product Council (IOPC)
- The War for Talent and its Impact on North Texas Real Estate: What is being done to meet the workforce needs of businesses growing in our region
Transit Oriented Development Council (TODC)
- Advancing Higher Education Access and Campus Development with Transit How synergy between transit and universities enhances opportunity for students and creates development opportunity for the real estate community
Community Development Council (CDC)
- The State of the Single Family Home Market in North Texas School quality has long been a key factor for homebuyers. What are the key issues and trends in housing choice today?
Commercial/Retail Council (CRC)
- What IS happening and What IS NOT happening! E-commerce, Pop-ups, Restaurants and Services–Where is Retail Going and how do We Develop for the Unknown?