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Fall 2018 Conference

The 2018 southern California CCCREEC conference was held on Friday, September 28, in Redondo Beach. We had more than 55 attendees, including 36 CCC real estate faculty and administrators. The conference was was sponsored by 7 businesses and organizations that support real estate education in the California Community colleges, including the California Department of Real Estate, Dearborn Publishing, Educational Textbook Company, Diamond Resorts, New Western Acquisitions, Rockwell Publishing, and Real Estate Trainers.

Other morning session conference speakers included Shelly Wilson, Department of Real Estate Licensing Services Manager, who provided a DRE licensing and renewal update, and Lori Sanchez, of the CCC Center of Excellence, who showed faculty how to access and use regional labor market information to make program decisions and promote real estate careers and workforce training. Emily Quinlan, J.D., a law professor at Saddleback College and AVID instructor shared a thorough presentation on increasing student success and engagement in online and traditional classrooms.

In the afternoon, Martin Welc and Brock Schermerhorn, CCCREEC program co-advisers, introduced the new collaborative online version of an instructor guide to share resources and common teaching supports for real estate instructors at the California Community Colleges. Blake Stuart Slater, Esq., of Legal Value Firm, APLC, discussing the latest changes in real estate law. The main program finished with a faculty panel to review “What’s Working in Real Estate Education,” and talk about successes in CCC real estate education. The panel included Lee Steidel, of San Diego Mesa College, Rick Boone, MBA, Ed.D., of Irvine Valley College, Edwin Estes, Jr., Esq., of Mt. San Antonio College, and Leonel Bello, MBA, of City College of San Francisco.

After the conclusion of the main conference, 15 attendees attended a smaller, specialized workshop focused on CCC funding for real estate classes. Cathleen Greiner, Director of Small Business Initiatives at Rancho Santiago Community College District presented on state-wide initiatives with Doing What Matters and mini-grants available to faculty. Rick Boone, MBA, Ed.D., of Irvine Valley College, shared a presentation on helping students succeed in achieving certificates.

If you missed the conference or want more information from our presenters, you can review all of the presentation slides on the event page

Save the date! Our next event will be our northern California conference Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Lafayette Park Hotel in Lafayette. Register today! If you have a great idea for a presentation or want your company or organization to sponsor the conference, please email: