Colleen McShane, group conference manager for the RealShareseries of events, tells GlobeSt.com that the event organizersexpect questions surrounding the capital markets to be a majorfocus of this year's RealShare in light of the dramatic changes ineconomic and credit conditions since last year's event. Onehighlight of the conference and one of the sessions that is likelyto draw much comment regarding capital markets is a 9:55 a.m.session titled, "The Million Dollar Question: What Does it Take toGet Deals Done in the Current Capital Markets?"

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"We expect a lot of interest in that question," McShane says."That's one reason that we made it a general session."

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As is the case with all RealShare events, McShane notes, the SanDiego conference will feature a combination of individual and paneldiscussions, keynote remarks and networking opportunities designedfor commercial real estate professionals and those in alliedfields. RealShare San Diego will begin with registration at 7:30a.m., with the first session kicking off at 8 a.m. as KellyCunningham, economist and senior fellow at the San Diego Institute,delivers the keynote address. After that follows an 8:20 a.m. townhall meeting that will weigh in on the question, "How Will SanDiego Fare in 2008?"

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Following the town hall meeting, a 9:15 a.m. session titled"Pardon the Interruption" will ask two executives to challenge eachother's views in a fast-paced session regarding the San Diegoarea's hottest real estate and economic issues. The two execs willbe Scott Brusseau, president of Newport National Corp. and DennisHearst, senior director with Cushman & Wakefield.

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After a networking break, the conference will resume with the9:55 a.m. "Million Dollar Question" session, then anothernetworking break before the last part of the conference, twoconcurrent sessions. One session will address "Prime Opportunitiesin the San Diego Investment Sales Market," while the other willpresent a leasing market forecast.

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The Real Estate 2008 conference and other RealShare events areproduced by Real Estate Media, the publisher of GlobeSt.com, RealEstate Forum magazine, Real Estate Southern California magazine andother publications devoted to commercial real estate.

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