49th Annual WMBA

Real Estate Finance


October 25-26, 2023


49th Annual Real Estate & Finance Conference! -

Brookfield Conference Center

Gain a competitive edge and join the conference to hear from keynote speakers + panelists on the topics of:

  • Business Development
  • Communications
  • MBA Advocacy 
  • Real Estate Finance, Development, Policy, and Valuation
  • Creator of the Daily Mortgage News & Commentary 
  • Much more! 
We look forward to your registration and attendance at the WMBA's annual conference! All registration can be found below - click here to jump down!


Time Function Room/Location
Wednesday - October 25, 2023
4:00pm - 5:30pm Board Meeting  
7:00pm - 10:00pm Evening Reception / Networking WhirlyBall
Thursday - October 26, 2023
7:45am  Registration Opens  
7:45am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast + Silent Auction display  
8:30am Welcome & State of the Association 
Carl Pietraszewski | WMBA President
8:45am - 9:45am Key Note Speaker #1 
Liz Facemire | Mortgage Bankers Association 
9:45am Morning Break
10:00am - 11:00am Key Note Speaker #2
Mark Eppli | U.W. Madison
11:00am - 12:00pm Key Note Speaker #3
John Israel | Mr. Thank You
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch & Silent Auction Display
Rob Chrisman | Daily Mortgage News
1:30pm - 2:45pm Keynote Speaker #4
Bill Bodnar | Monthly Mortgage Guide
2:45pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Break / Silent Auction Check-Out
3:00pm - 4:00pm WMBA Executive Panel - A View from the Top
Joe Doyle Arch MI 
Carl Pietraszewski U.S. Bank
Gregg Mashack | NEBAT
Amy Gile-Enge | Capitol Bank
4:00pm - 4:30pm General Session Closing 
Carl Pietraszewski | WMBA President

Please check back for more details as updates may be posted regularly.

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Location, Lodging & Directions

The WMBA Real Estate & Finance Conference will be held at the Brookfield Conference Center in Brookfield, WI. 

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Brookfield Conference Center
325 S Moorland Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005

We have special rate rooms blocked for our event at the Hilton Garden Inn attached to the Conference Center. 

Guestroom Information
Cut-off Date: September 25th   
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

Group Name: Please use the link below to secure your room - 

Parking & Wi-FI are complimentry for all guests of the hotel.

Driving Directions/Parking Instructions
Free parking is available 

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Fees & Registration

Conference Registration Cost Details
WMBA Member - Full Day Conference  $175

Full Day RE Conference - Guests allowed at $175 each
Non-Member - Full Day Conference  $300

Full Day RE Conference - Guests allowed at $300 each
Student - Full Day Conference only $75 Full Day RE Conference - Paid by the WMBA Education Fund
WMBA Member - Wednesday Night Reception & Full Day Conference  $225 Networking reception on Wednesday night & Full Day RE Conference
Registration Includes: Thursday continental breakfast, program, lunch, and closing session 
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2023
Onsite registration based on availability
Cancellation: $50 cancellation fee for all registrations cancelled after September 15, 2023.


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