Inman News will be entering New York City this January for their next _Connect_ event. The west coast version has long proved to be a must-attend function for real estate professionals and the east coast versions is proving to be as important. I attended last year’s NYC conference and got a lot out of it, especially networking with others. As a panel member I learned that Brad will keep the show rolling, despite any snafus or delays. (Brad: I now know where you do your dry cleaning.)

_Useless observation: If the conference is held at the Marriott/Times Square, why does the photo banner look like its taken from Trump International Hotel on a low floor (too far north to be in [Time Warner/Columbus Circle](

But I digress.

This year I am moderating a panel which [as an appraiser and valuation consultant](, covers a topic that is near and dear to my heart:

[VALUATION: New Tools to Set Buyer and Seller Expectations](

The panelists are being confirmed now. So far we have:

* [Marty Frame](, CIO, Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions
* Jeff Somers, Director of Partner Services,

Valuation is a real sensitive topic right now because of changing market conditions. [Feel free to forward questions or suggestions to me for the panelists, or names of panelists you’d like to see.](

I am also really looking forward to meeting individuals whom I have admired their work from a distance plus reconnecting with friends and colleagues…hmmm.. “connecting” now I get it, Real Estate “Connect.”

I find that conferences like these are what make the lightbulb go off in my head. A lot of ideas are thrashed around. Its better than coffee.


  1. UrbanDigs November 20, 2006 at 10:05 am

    Looking forward to your speaking and meeting you there Jonathan!

  2. John K November 20, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    Can’t wait. I regret not attending last year’s.

    I’ll be disappointed if there’s no “knock-down” fight, a la Dalton / Zillow.

    I expect the guys at will be there, too. And, I expect they will pay my way!!!

  3. Jonathan J. Miller November 20, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    Looking forward to meeting you guys!

  4. Athol Kay November 20, 2006 at 9:56 pm

    Added to blogroll.

  5. Jonathan J. Miller November 21, 2006 at 7:32 am

    I added you too – good stuff Athol, especially about the state I live in!

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