43rd†Annual WMBA Real Estate†Finance


April 6-7, 2017
Join your colleagues in Milwaukee for the 43rd†Annual WMBA Real Estate Finance Conference.

Experience Milwaukee Thursday evening with a fun event as we gamble our way into the future at Potawatomi with food stations, gaming and networking. †

On Friday, hear from William Testa a Chicago Fed Economist and Sue Woodard, retaining in your organization plus how to be positive in the workplace. †Visit with exhibitors and network with colleagues during lunch.



Time Function Room/Location
Thursday - April 6, 2017
2:00-4:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting Progress
4:30-6:00 pm Registration Ballroom Pre-Function
3:00-7:00 pm Exhibitor Set-up Woodland Dreams Ballroom
6:00-10:00 pm Experience Potawatomi - Thursday Evening Reception

Join other WMBA members at our Thursday evening reception. Enjoy food stations which include a Salad Station, Ground Beef and BBQ Pork Slider Station, and Pasta Bar. Participate in complementary wine tasting and live gaming demonstration tables. Test your luck on the Casino floor with reserved Black Jack and Craps Tables.

A big night of music is coming to Potawatomi. Dave Davies of the Kinks will be coming to the Northern Lights Theater for a concert at 8 p.m. Discounted tickets are available for purchase to sit and enjoy the show with friends. Reserved tables at Bar 360 will be available for attendees during the Robbie Gold Show at 8 p.m.

Registration available for Thursday Night Reception Only.†

Woodland Dreams Ballroom
Friday - April 7, 2017
7:30-8:30 am Registration† Event Center Pre-Function
7:30 -8:45 am Continental Breakfast Woodland Dreams Ballroom
9:00 Welcome
Mike Kellman, WMBA President
Event Center
9:15 am General Session #1†
Jay Risch,†Department of Financial Institutions Secretary
Event Center
10:00 Break / Visit the Exhibitors Woodland Dreams Ballroom
10:45 General Session #2
Chicago Fed Economist - William Testa
Event Center
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch and Keynote Event Center
Noon - 1:15 pm Keynote
Jay Hughes - MGIC, SVP Sales and Business Development ​
Event Center
1:15 Dessert / Visit the Exhibitors Woodland Dreams Ballroom
1:45-2:45 pm Breakouts†
Sue Woodward
Tina Hallis PHD - Positivity in the Workplace
Event Center
3:00-3:15 pm Closing Session
Mike Theo-†President and Chief Executive Officer, Wisconsin Realtors Association
Event Center
3:15-3:30 pm Closing Remarks / Drawings Announced / Reception Pre-Conference North

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Location, Lodging & Directions

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(800) 729-7244

Guestroom Information

The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has guestrooms available for Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7.
Rates: $139 + tax per night
$20 additional fee per person per night for more than two people per guestroom
Cut-off Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2017
Call: (800) 729-7244
Reserve Online:
Be sure to mention Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers (WMBA) when making your reservations

Driving Directions/Parking Instructions

The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino offers self and valet parking. Visit the hotelís parking page for pricing information.†

Click here for driving directions

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Fees & Registration

By March 31, 2017 On or After March 31, 2017
Individual $125 $150
Group of 6 $625
1 free registration!
1 free registration!
Group of 7 $750
1 free registration!
1 free registration!
Group of 8 $875
1 free registration!
1 free registration!
Presidentís Club* $800 $900
Add-on: Thursday Evening Reception $50 $55

*Presidentís Club includes six (6) full conference registrations, a reserved table with your company logo and sponsorship recognition throughout the conference. Additional registrations can be added for $125 each. Register for the President's Club through Sponsor and Exhibit Registration.

The Thursday Evening Reception†will feature fabulous food, music, a wine tasting event, game of chance training sessions and reserved tables in the actual casino for our attendees. ††
Registration Includes: Friday continental breakfast, program, lunch and closing reception
Thursday Evening is an additional fee.
Registration Deadline: April 4, 2017
Onsite registration based on availability
Cancellation: $50 cancellation fee for all registrations cancelled after April 3, 2017.

Our Sponsors

Title Sponsors



President's Club


Event Sponsors

CBC Innovis
PlainsCapitol Bank
Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C.