Trouble with images? View as a Web page.

Facebook Twitter More...
CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Polsinelli Shughart PC
invite you to join us for the 2012 Kansas City Real Estate and Economic Outlook event
November 16, 2012, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Kansas City Marriott Downtown

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will be our featured speaker as we look into the future at a special program focusing on Kansas City's real estate industry. CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. and Polsinelli Shughart invite you to make plans to be there with us to learn more about the future of the Kansas City real estate industry. It's an event you won't want to miss!


Program update:

Featured Speaker:
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback

As the 46th governor of Kansas, Sam Brownback is focused on getting the state's economy growing again and creating jobs through improved regulations, controlled spending, and lower taxes. When he took office in 2011, Kansas was in its third straight year of declining revenues, had more than 110,000 Kansans out of work, and faced a $500 million budget shortfall. He worked with the Kansas Legislature to turn that deficit into a nearly $500 million ending balance in one year.


What is the Future of the Kansas City Real Estate Industry?


Keynote Speaker: Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers is an author, technology pioneer and futurist, who most recently served as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times. He has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and NBC Universal to Microsoft, Pfizer and Siemens, focusing on how companies can think about the future in useful ways. He speaks to audiences worldwide and is a regular guest on radio and television.


Rogers began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine. He co-founded Outside magazine and then launched Newsweek's technology column, winning numerous journalism awards. For ten years, he was vice president of The Washington Post Company's new media division, leading both the newspaper and Newsweek into the new century and earning patents for multimedia technology. He is also a best-selling novelist whose books have been published worldwide, chosen for the Book-of-the-Month club and optioned for film.

Rogers earned degrees in physics and creative writing at Stanford University, with additional studies in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program. He lives in New York City and is currently working on book and television projects.

About this event

Date | Time:

Friday, November 16, 2012  |   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration begins at 7:30 AM


Kansas City Marriott Hotel Downtown

200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO | 816.421.6800

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Click here to add this event to your Outlook calendar. Add to calendar

on our agenda

Making the Most of the Long Recovery

  • Michael Rogers, Author, Technology Pioneer and Futurist

How Governmental Incentives Help Revitalize Cities

  • Former Mayor Kay Barnes, Founding Director and Distinguished Professor for Public Leadership, Park University, Hauptmann School for Public Affairs | Kansas City, Missouri
  • Former Mayor Carol Marinovich | UG of Wyandotte County
  • John McGurk, Chief of Staff to Mayor Sly James | Kansas City, Missouri
  • Dennis Hays, County Administrator | UG of Wyandotte County

Is Washington, D.C. Going to Help Us or Hurt Us? | Year-End Tax Strategies

  • Kenny Hulshof, Public Policy Shareholder | Polsinelli Shughart (Former Congressman)
  • Martin Frost, Public Policy Shareholder | Polsinelli Shughart (Former Congressman)
  • Scott M. Slabotsky, Lead Managing Director | CBIZ MHM, LLC
  • Bill Sanders, Tax Practice Group Chair, Shareholder | Polsinelli Shughart

What Can States Do to Help Themselves?

  • Kansas Governor Sam Brownback

How National Developers View the Kansas City Metropolitan Area

  • T.J. Drought, Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing | Glimcher Realty Trust
  • Brian E. McKiernan, Vice President of Development | CenterPoint Properties
  • James "Jim" E. Thomas, Jr., Partner | Hearthview Residential

The Hottest Platform Going for the Kansas City Metropolitan Area - "Life Sciences"

  • Bob Marcusse, President and CEO | Kansas City Area Development Council
  • Kent Glasscock, President of Kansas State University's Institute for Commercialization
  • Wayne O. Carter, DVM, Ph.D, DIPL. ACVIM, President and CEO | Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
To register now

To reserve your seat, you can register now at To complete your registration, click here for the registration form. Send your completed form by email to or by fax to 913.234.1100.

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Phillips at 913-234-1005 or

Registration is $150 per person.

Add to my calendar.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.  More information will be coming soon.


WHO should attend:

Real estate developers

investment bankers


licensed real estate agents




government officials involved with the housing and development markets

other professionals giving advice to people in the real estate industry and the general business community

How to RSVP:

Please complete the registration form and send your RSVP by Monday, November 12, 2012 for this informative Real Estate seminar that will address the state of Kansas City's real estate industry and where it's headed.

To LEARN More:

Click here to preview our agenda and learn more about our speakers.



We look forward to seeing you on November 16th.

CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Polsinelli Shughart



Click here for the registration form.  Fax completed form to 913-234-1100. Click here to add this event to your calendar.