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 and a Fannie/Freddie update. †Visit with exhibitors and network with colleagues during lunch.



Time Function Room/Location
2:00-4:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting Progress
4:30-6:00 pm Registration Balroom Pre-Function
3:00-7:00 pm Exhibitor Set-up Woodland Dreams Ballroom
6:00-10:00 pm Experience Potawatomi
Dinner, Gaming and Networking

6:45-7:30 am Exhibitor Set-up Woodland Dreams Ballroom
7:30-8:30 am Registration / Continental Breakfast Balroom Pre-Function
8:00-8:45 am Continental Breakfast Woodland Dreams Ballroom
9:00 Welcome
Mike Kellman, WMBA President
Event Center
9:15 am General Session #1†
Deputy Chief of Staff & Chairman, U.S. House of †Representatives -†Andy Taylor
Event Center
10:00 Break / Visit the Exhibitors Woodland Dreams Ballroom
10:45 General Session #2
Chicago Fed Economist - William Testa
Regency D
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 Serenity
3:00-3:30 pm Closing Remarks / Drawings Announced / Reception Event Center

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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