General Sessions | Student Housing Conference Exposition

General Sessions

Peter Sheahan


Thank you for attending the 2014 Student Housing Conference & Exposition. For your convenience, the links below show information from the past conference. This information will be updated when it's available in late 2014.



Peter Sheahan

Tuesday, March 4
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Founder and CEO of ChangeLabs
Bestselling Author and World Renowned Speaker on Exploiting Business Trends and New Market Opportunities



Session Sponsored by: PayLease LLC


Peter Sheahan is known internationally for inspiring innovative business thinking and creating lasting behavior change.  He has established himself as a highly successful entrepreneur with his international though leadership practice and as the CEO of ChangeLabs, a global consultancy building and delivering large-scale behavioral change projects for clients such as Apple and IBM.  Peter has worked with some of the world's leading brands, including Google, News Corporation, Harley Davidson, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Learn more about Peter Sheahan.


Exchange & Engage

2014 Exchange & Engage: “Executives, Meet Your Customers”
Tuesday, March 4

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Join thispanel of executives representing large, midsize and small operators discuss current approaches to development, marketing & operations. In addition to the executive panelists, this information-packed session will incorporate video from student housing residents in different markets sharing their perspective on the same topics addressed by the panelists. The session will include an open Q&A allowing time for attendees to ask questions and exchange and engage with both the executives and students
Panelists: Scott Duckett, COO, Campus Advantage; David Neef, COO, INNOVATIVE Real Estate Companies; Alex O'Brien, President, Cardinal Group Management; Miles Orth, EVP & COO, Campus Apartments, LLC; Donna Preiss, Founder & CEO, The Preiss Company; Christine Richards, SVP & COO, EdR
Moderator: Jessica Nix, VP of Marketing, Peak Campus Companies

Seth Mattison


Seth Mattison

Wednesday, March 5
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

When Generations Connect




It used to be that older workers had all the answers and the younger ones followed orders. How things have changed! Now, with four generations vying for a place at the conference table, roles are being rewritten and rules are all over the map. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran managing those younger than you are, a skilled Gen Xer managing upward, or the new Millennial in the workplace, Seth’s practical insights will help you:

  • Develop a working knowledge of who the generations are in today’s workplace
  • Diagnose critical generational gaps that can lead to conflict and challenges because of a lack of understanding. (i.e. communication approaches, work styles & attitudes)
  • Overcome key roadblocks to creating stronger engagement with each generation
  • Apply a variety of solutions to more effectively communicate and collaborate to increase innovation and productivity

Learn more about Seth Mattison

Session Sponsored by: Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems

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