Fall Real Estate Conference Speakers

November 19, 2009 is the date for Re/Max of Boulder's Fall Real Estate Conference. Here's just a teaser on the speakers - more will follow. But Save the date!


Paul C. Bishop, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Real Estate Research

Paul Bishop is the Managing Director of Real Estate Research at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Dr. Bishop leads the Research Division’s survey and market research activities including analysis of real estate business and policy issues.

Prior to joining NAR in 2001, Dr. Bishop was a Senior Financial Economist in the Division of Insurance at the FDIC. Between 1991 and 1996, Dr. Bishop was a Senior Economist at the WEFA Group in the Regional Consulting and Forecasting Group where he managed the state and metropolitan area forecasting service and worked with clients on numerous consulting projects.Dr. Bishop earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

Brad Blackwell

Executive Vice President, Retail National Sales Manager

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Brad attended the University of Colorado and started his career in Boulder as a loan officer in 1983. Drawing on his 28 years of mortgage lending and banking business experience, Blackwell focuses on capturing opportunities to strengthen Wells Fargo Home Mortgage’s retail market share and market profitability within all 50 states.

Blackwell was named executive vice president, retail national sales manager in June 2004 after serving three years as a senior vice president, national sales manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage’s Pacific Markets. He led efforts to double Wells Fargo’s retail share on the West Coast.

Blackwell is responsible for leading WFHM’s Distributed Retail sales team of more than 10,000 home mortgage consultants who originate residential mortgage loans in more than 800 stores throughout the country. The Distributed Retail sales team strives to increase market share using WFHM’s innovative lines of prime, subprime,renovation,reverse, builder and private mortgage banking products and programs.