REAL 2019 Smiling Man Turned

Paul Brest Hall, Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA, USA

Date and Time

Thursday, February 7 2019 - 12 PM

Event Details

The REAL Symposium is a collaboration of the Real Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association and Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE). Each year, distinguished speakers address cutting-edge business and legal issues pertaining to the real estate industry. The REAL Symposium is designed:

  • to provide real estate professionals, academics and government personnel with critical information and perspectives from industry leaders on current and future challenges and trends;
  • to provide real estate attorneys with continuing legal education and a greater appreciation for the context in which legal services are provided; and
  • to provide real estate business professionals with current “best practices” and a greater appreciation for the legal issues involved with their properties, projects, and work.

The REAL Symposium is also designed to provide attendees with an opportunity to ask questions, to engage in meaningful discussions and to network with speakers, other leaders and attendees, both during the Symposium and at the hosted reception that follows.

This year, we had several distinguished speakers including keynote speaker Jeff Pemstein, Immediate Past Chair, California Building Industry Association, who discussed the state of California's housing policy and his recommendations to Governor Gavin Newsom and California legislators concerning policies that would increase housing supply and improve affordability. To learn more about the speakers and topics from this year's event, visit the events page here.

To learn more about the REAL Symposium, visit