Past Presentations

Past Presentations

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The featured speaker was Mike Armstrong, Director of Planning and Communications for the Street Collective of Greater Des Moines. Mike spoke about laying the groundwork and the launch of e-scooters in central Iowa.  

Downtown E-Scooters

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The featured speakers were Jackie Ulmer, Associate Dean, Ivy College of Business and Dan Kuhlman, Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University. They presented a general overview of faculty and curriculum for the new Master of Real Estate Development degree being offered at ISU.

ISU MRED program

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The featured speaker was Todd Ashby, Executive Director of the Des Moines Area MPO. Todd will give an update on recent developments, current projects and future plans for transportation in central Iowa; to review the presentation please click the link below:


Thursday, February 7, 2019

The featured speaker was Erin Olson-Douglas, Economic Development Director for the City of Des Moines.  Erin reviewed recent commercial real estate developments, current projects and future plans in the City of Des Moines; to review the presentation please click the link below:

DSM Presentation

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The featured speaker was Brandon Pratt ,CPA, & Tax Manager with LWBJ Accounting Firm.  Brandon will presented the details on the new Economic Opportunity Zones that were approved as part of the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The zones have been established to spur economic activity and incentivize investors in areas most in need; to review the presentation please click the link below:

Opportunity Zones

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The featured speaker was Doug Struyk, partner in the Carney & Appleby Law Firm and ICREA lobbyist. Doug reviewed the results of the 2018 session of the Iowa Legislature, the impact of the 2018 election and a preview of issues that may be considered for the 2019 legislative session.