2022 Real Estate Conference (13001)

Thursday, June 16, 2022 / Atlanta, GA

Local and global economic changes continue to shape the real estate industry. You need to know what’s in store and what information is necessary to protect your client’s holdings. Learn what is affecting this business sector and explore the economic, tax and legal developments impacting property owners.

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Virtual Real Estate Conference (LS13001)

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Event Status: CLOSED – Please contact the CPE Department at 404-231-8676, Opt. 3 or 800-330-8889, Opt. 3 for additional assistance.

Event ID: #13001

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $359.00

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Discover new strategies and techniques to assist you in working with clients and accounting principles impacting the reporting of real estate development, operations and sales.

> How to Become True Leaders in Diversity Initiatives
> Economic and Market Outlook 2022
> Commercial Real Estate Sectors Update and Forecast Panel
> Environmental, Social and Governance Standards
> Employee Retention Tax Credit: Understanding Eligibility and Maximizing Benefits
> A&A Update: Emphasis on Matters Related to Real Estate
> Real Estate Tax Update 
> Economic Development Panel
> Evolving Cybersecurity Threats

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This conference is a paperless conference and all materials will be available electronically as PDFs. Materials will be available for download in advance and participants will receive an email when they are available. For more information about eMaterials, visit ematerials.gscpa.org.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

A - How to Become True Leaders in Diversity Initiatives Credits: 1.0 PR

Kenisha Robnett, CCIM,
CCIM Georgia Chapter , Atlanta, GA

Receive insight into how diversity brings a broader perspective, fresh ideas and paves the way for greater access to communities, resources, support, exposure to hidden underlying issues and focused goals. Kenisha, named one of the 2020 Women of Influence, will discuss her tremendous job leading diversity efforts in the real estate industry.

B - Economic and Market Outlook 2022 Credits: 1.0 EC

Dr. Roger C. Tutterow, Ph.D.
Director, Econometric Center / Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business , Kennesaw, GA

While 2021 provided light at the end of the tunnel, the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt in the real estate industry and capital markets. As we move into 2022, you can feel the transition and shift in dynamics; volatility has peaked. The discussion will dive into the most affected themes - job growth rates in Atlanta, tight labor market, inflation, residential affordability challenges and housing outlook, energy, ports and supply chain issues and transformational opportunities.


C - Commercial Real Estate Sectors Update and Forecast Panel Credits: 1.5 ST

Michael Bull, CCIM
Bull Realty, Inc. , Atlanta, GA

Will Young
Bull Realty, Inc. , Atlanta, GA

Darrell Chapman
Bull Realty, Inc. , Atlanta, GA

Jesse Whalen
Bull Realty, Inc. , Atlanta, GA

Scott Spalding, CCIM
Bull Realty, Inc. , Atlanta, GA

Michael Bull, CCIM, CEO of Bull Realty Inc., and host of America’s Commercial Real Estate Show along with a team from Bull Realty will provide an inside look at the direction of the major CRE sectors.

D1 - Environmental, Social and Governance Standards Credits: 1.5 AO

Jesse Speltz
Cabretta Capital , Roswell, GA

What are environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards? Define ESG, explain its potential effects, describe various ESG frameworks and share how to get started on building your program. Topics covered include why businesses, owners, and investors should pay attention to ESG; factors that have driven the increase in interest in recent years; myths or common misconceptions about ESG; how is reporting around ESG developed, and what businesses should know; tips for those looking at implementing an ESG program and predictions regarding ESG for 2022 and beyond.

D2 - Employee Retention Tax Credit: Understanding Eligibility and Maximizing Benefits Credits: 1.5 TT

Adam T. Rimes, CPA
Assurance / Aprio , Atlanta, GA

Justin Elanjian, CPA
Staff Accountant / Aprio , Atlanta, GA

Receive the latest information and guidance from one of Aprio's dedicated ERC advisors who continuously monitors new guidance from the SBA and the Treasury, Congress, and IRS. Key takeaways include enhancements to the credit and strategies to maximize benefits, claiming with a PPP loan, easier ways to understand your eligibility and claim hassle-free and audit readiness.

E1 - A&A Update: Emphasis on Matters Related to Real Estate Credits: 1.5 AO

Thomas E. Newell Jr, CPA
Newell & Newell, PC , Columbus, GA

No FASB pronouncements have had as much influence on the accounting and auditing in the real estate industry as has ASU Topic 606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and ASU topic 842 leases. FASB topic 970 Real Estate also has other topics that can impact financial instruments, income taxes and consolidation. Discuss other alternatives to GAAP and the implications for auditors.

E2 - Real Estate Tax Update Credits: 1.5 TT

Nicholas D. Rider, CPA
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Atlanta, GA

So much has happened since TCJA legislation, and everyone is struggling to keep up. Examples include 163(j) - options, exceptions, aggregation, tax shelters; centralized partnership audit regime; K-1, K-2 and K-3 and all those codes - K-1s are not what they used to be; tax basis, 704(b) basis, 704(c), inside basis, outside basis - where do we start?

F1 - Economic Development Panel Credits: 1.5 EC

E Wayne Williams Jr, CPA
Tax Director / Hancock Askew & Co, LLP , Peachtree Corners, GA

Brenda Robbins
Georgia Power Company , Atlanta, GA

Gregg Simon
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce , Atlanta, GA

Barton Lowrey
Georgia Department of Economic Developement , Atlanta, GA

Cedric M. Matheny, CCIM
T. Dallas Smith & Company, LLC , Atlanta, GA

The panel experts will highlight Georgia’s foundation of strong assets, including the existing logistics infrastructure and strong partnerships with other agencies, companies, and communities. Learn how Georgia enters 2022 with a great deal of promise for generating new jobs, economic development projects and increased investments.

F2 - Evolving Cybersecurity Threats Credits: 1.5 IT

Jeff Kramer
Aprio , Atlanta, GA

Kevin Walsh, CISM
Secureworks , Atlanta, GA

The threat landscape is continually evolving as attackers adapt their tactics and strategies to how businesses change. As organizations transform how they work, security and risk management leaders should learn about familiar evolving threats, best practice myth busters, and how our changing world influences threat exposure.

Conference Site

GSCPA Learning Center
6 Concourse Pkwy Ste 800
Atlanta, GA 30328



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Free Parking There is no charge for parking when visiting the GSCPA Learning Center and offices. Please do not park in the reserved spaces or those areas designated “Short-term Visitor Parking.” Cars are subject to towing if left in these areas. Parking is also free at most off-site course locations. NEW PARKING POLICY: GSCPA would like to thank you for your continued patience while we transition to a new parking procedure implemented by building administration. We have listed helpful information below for your convenience. Concourse Parking Garage Directions GSCPA has designated parking on the top floor (the 9th and 10th level) of the parking deck for all seminar and conference guests attending a course at the GSCPA Learning Center. Directions to elevator and staircase access points are listed as follows: Elevator Access - Follow signs up to level 9 and make an immediate right at the uncovered floor opening to find parking by the elevators labeled 9 East Elevators (the station is marked in blue). Take the elevator down to the main level (Level 3). Make a left from the elevators and follow covered walkway signs to the Concourse 6 building. Stairway Access - Follow signs up to level 10 and look for stairway entrance marked in blue and labeled 10. You can reach the elevators from this floor by taking the stairs down one flight and entering the elevators from level 9. Take the stairs/elevators down to the main level (level 3) and follow signs to Concourse 6 building. The parking deck is located directly across from the GSCPA Learning Center in the Concourse 6/King Building, Suite 800. Parking in undesignated areas, reserved spots or 2-hour visitor parking will result in your vehicle being booted. *GSCPA is not liable for booting fees due to failure to follow instructions or breaking parking policies*
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Late Registration

$399 GSCPA Members, $499 Non-Members (after 6/13/2022)