Expert Speakers

Unprecedented Industry Expertise

Gain exclusive knowledge and information from an elite line-up of expert speakers whom will share their secrets to success on a wide range of hot industry topics. Be inspired and motivated by success stories from leading land real estate professionals and participate directly in discussions.

Dr. Mark Dotzour

Dr. Mark Dotzour

Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University

Dr. Mark G. Dotzour is a real estate economist who served for 19 years as Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. He has given over 1,370 presentations to more than 230,000 people and has written over 90 articles for magazines and journals. His research findings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine and Business Week.

His clients include banks, private equity firms, real estate investments trusts, construction firms, engineering companies, wealth managers, private foundations, and commercial and residential brokerage firms. He has also made presentations to local and national trade associations all over America. He makes complex economic issues easily understandable. Mark’s goal is to provide his audience with a “tool kit” of useful information that will help them make good business decisions for their families, their clients and their company.

Edsel Charles

Edsel Charles

Founder and Chairman of the Board for MarketGraphics Research Group, Inc.

Edsel Charles is the founder and Chairman of the Board for MarketGraphics Research Group, Inc., a new home market research company headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.

After building over $100,000,000 of new single-family homes during the late 1970s and 1980s, Mr. Charles started MarketGraphics® in 1988 with Nashville, Tennessee being the first market. The company has grown to be one of the largest privately-owned companies of its type in the United States with research in 26 markets in 20 states. MarketGraphics® clients include builders, developers, banks, retailers, health-care institutions, planners, utility companies, Realtors, appraisers, city and national government offices.

Mr. Charles has also been a National Life Director of the National Association of Home Builders Board of Directors since 1987 and a past president of the Middle Tennessee Home Builders Association.