Annual Atlanta Real Estate Summit

Why You Should Attend?

The event showcases an analysis of market trends from 2017, industry panel and keynote discussion of strategy and planning for 2018!

The Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta REALTORS® Association are proud to present the 7th Annual Atlanta Real Estate Summit.

Special Parking Info: There is no available parking onsite at the Federal Reserve, but there are several surface lots available on the surrounding streets. As an alternative, you can take Marta to the Midtown station which sits just across 10th Street.

Security Info: You will need to proceed through security to attend this event, so please bring identification and allow ample time when making plans for the day.


  • Friday, February 2, 2018
    9:00 am, Registration
    9:30 am - 11:30 am, Event
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
    1000 Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    (404) 498-8500
    Directions & Parking Info »


  • Online Registration »
    $20, Advance
    No walk-ins will be allowed due to security measures at the facility.
  • Don't Wait!
    Last year was an early sell out!

Guest Speakers

John Bevilaqua

Creative Marketing Strategies[bio]

Domonic Purviance
Domonic Purviance

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [bio]

Panel Discussion

Robbie Ashe

Bondurant Mixson & Elmore[bio]

Brandon Beach
Brandon Beach

Georgia Senator [bio]

Micheal Paris
Michael Paris

Council for Quality Growth [bio]

David Rubinger
David Rubinger
Panel Moderator

Atlanta Business Chronicle [bio]


Brandon Beach
Robbie Ash

Attorney, Bondurant Mixson & Elmore
Chair, MARTA Board of Directors

Robbie Ashe represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts. He focuses on issues involving politics, governments and governmental authorities throughout Georgia, particularly the City of Atlanta, metro Atlanta governments and the Georgia General Assembly.

In 2010, Robbie was appointed by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the Atlanta City Council to serve on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Robbie was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the Board for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Brandon Beach
Brandon Beach

Georgia Senator

Sen. Brandon Beach, a conservative Republican, was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2013. He represents District 21 which includes portions of Cherokee and Fulton counties.

In the Senate, Beach serves as the Chairman of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee and as the Secretary of the Transportation Committee. He is also a member of the Regulated Industries and Utilities, Science and Technology and MARTOC committees.

Senator Beach brings a common sense, solutions-oriented approach to the legislature. During his tenure, he has helped in passing several major tax cuts, while also bringing major improvements to District 21. Senator Beach is committed to serving the people of his district and ensuring that the government does not negatively affect them.

John Bevilaqua
John Bevilaqua

Creative Marketing Strategies

John P. Bevilaqua is Founder and CEO of Creative Marketing Strategies, an Atlanta based consulting and communications practice. John has spent thirty five years in the sports marketing, management and communications field having worked at Coca-Cola USA and he was VP Communications at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. He has been involved in ten Olympic Games and has traveled to over 80 countries.

Over the past decades John’s firm has negotiated many significant sponsorship agreements, mostly around major sporting events such as the Olympics and World Cup. CMS has enjoyed working relationships with Fortune 200 companies such as AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, 3M Corporation, EDS, Gulfstream Aerospace, IBM and many others. CMS has also acted as executive consultant to LakePoint Sports and Jacoby Development.

He was initiated into the Sigma Chi Fraternity (Delta Theta Chapter) at the University of Chattanooga where he holds a BS in Business Administration. He also has a Master’s in Business Administration and PhD. in Business Management.

Michael Paris
Michael Paris

Council for Quality Growth
President & CEO

Michael Paris, a Cobb County native, took the Council’s helm in late 2003 and has worked to expand the Council and to spread its mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth throughout the metro region and the state. With a degree in real estate from Georgia State University, Michael has more than 35 years of experience in real estate development, brokerage, land-use planning, and association management.

Michael is involved in numerous community and professional activities. His affiliations include the Board of Directors for YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Urban Land Institute, an Association Member of the Board of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, and a graduate of both Leadership Cobb and Regional Leadership Institute.

Michael and his wife Kim live in Marietta and have two grown children.

Domonic Purviance
Domonic Purviance

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Sr. Financial Policy Analyst, Supervision & Regulation Division

Mr. Purviance serves as a Senior Financial Policy Analyst within the Supervision and Regulation division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In this function, Mr. Purviance is primarily responsible for conducting an ongoing assessment of risks associated with residential real estate markets and the potential impacts they may pose to the financial system. This includes analyzing conditions within individual markets as well as the impacts of external forces on real estate. In addition, Mr. Purviance is responsible for developing real estate related analytical reports and tools utilized throughout the Federal Reserve System to aid in risk surveillance and banking supervision.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Mr. Purviance served as the President of Market Advisory Services, LLC, a research and consulting firm that provides analytics for developers, homebuilders, and lenders to assist in property valuations and to help assess the viability of submarkets for new development. Mr. Purviance also previously served as a Senior Consultant at Metrostudy, a residential real estate research company, where he was responsible for the firm's consulting operations in the Atlanta region.

Mr. Purviance received his B.A. in Urban Planning from Morehouse College and his Masters in City and Regional Planning for Georgia Tech.

David Rubinger
David Rubinger

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Market President & Publisher

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