Best Property Management and Real Estate Conferences for 2021 | Virtual and In-Person

This article has been updated for 2021 Property Management, Investor, and Real Estate Conferences. 

Property managers, landlords, owners, investors, business leaders, and key players in the real estate rental industry can benefit from the networking and insights gained by attending a property management conference. The relationships you make may be new clients, friends, or future partners – you never know who you will meet! 

In addition to networking, attendees discover trends about the real estate and rental market, emerging technologies, and renter interests. The great educational opportunity is invaluable to expand your personal knowledge on topics such as investing and management financials, marketing tips and trends, as well as business growth and development. 

Remember to bookmark and check back often as we update this page with additional and updated 2021 Property Management and Real Estate Conference information as it becomes available. 


NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference 

Date: January 12, 19, and 26, 2021
Location: VIRTUAL
Host: National Multifamily Housing Council
About: The conference will be hosted as a three-part webcast series for answers, insights, and a look forward to the 2021-22 market. The three topics covered will be:
– January 12: What Now? A Review of Economic and Demographic Dynamics in a Post-COVID Market
– January 19: Market Signals: Multifamily Outlook
– January 26: The Market Cycle Endures: Multifamily Development After the COVID-19 Pandemic

PM Grow Summit 2021 | Removing Barriers to Growth

Date: January 20-22, 2021
Location: VIRTUAL
Host: PM Grow Summit
About:  PM Grow is an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to build your business, launch your consulting career, and share ideas with other property management entrepreneurs who are on the cusp of something big. Join the PM Grow Summit if you are ready to grow your business, contribute to the improvement of the industry, and share ideas with other forward-looking professionals.

Inman Connect January

Date: January 26-28, 2021
Location: VIRTUAL
Host: Inman
About: Inman Connect is residential real estate’s leading event that explores the present and future of the industry, featuring inspiring speakers, engaging conversation, and A+ networking. 


Multifamily Operations Summit

Date: March 10-11, 2021
Location: VIRTUAL
Host: Multifamily Leadership
About: The Multifamily Operations Summit is the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world. Industry experts join in to provide insights and strategies on a variety of Multifamily Operational strategies

Multifamily Social Media Summit

Date: March 24-26, 2021
Location: The Meritage Hotel and Spa | Napa, CA
Host: Multifamily Social Media
About: A one-of-a-kind conference for managers and executives focused on the ROI of social media and content marketing in retaining and attracting new residents. The program will feature case studies and panels of industry experts to give practical examples of how blogging and social media can benefit property management firms.

RETCON Events 

Date: March 3rd, 11th, 17th, and 24th, 2021
Location: VIRTUAL
About: Once a week 60 minute sessions that address what’s next in CRE technology for retail, industrial, hospitality, and multifamily. 

Real Estate REvive Virtual Conference

Date: March 31, 2021
Location: VIRTUAL
Host: Citrus Valley Association of Realtors
About: This all-day event will feature nationally acclaimed speakers, each focusing on a different aspect of the industry, from sales and marketing, to motivation, technology, and economics/market conditions. This is one of California’s largest Real Estate conferences of the year for Real Estate Professionals and offers tips on how to expand your business brand, ramp up social media, and motivate to succeed in challenging times. 


Texas Apartment Association Education Conference & Expo

Date: April 14-16, 2021
Location: San Antonio, TX
Host: Texas Apartment Association
About: The Texas Apartment Association Education Conference & Lone Star Expo attracts thousands of industry professionals each year, making it THE industry event for polishing your skills, finding property solutions, and building your professional network.

NARPM Broker/Owner Conference & Expo

Date: April 19-21, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Resort | Uncasville, CT
Host: National Association of Residential Property Managers
About: During this 3-day event, trusted industry leaders will provide valuable strategies to: Decipher the changing market, anticipate industry changes, understand the impact of your decisions, recognize relevant data that dictate results, implement long-term answers that work, leverage powerful resources to impact directives, and revolutionize how you do business.


Inman Connect June

Date:  June 15-17, 2021
Location: VIRTUAL
Host: Inman
About: Inman Connect is residential real estate’s leading event that explores the present and future of the industry, featuring inspiring speakers, engaging conversation, and A+ networking. 

Apartmentalize by NAA

Date: August 31 – September 2, 2021
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Host: National Apartment Association (NAA)
About: Apartmentalize is the rental housing industry’s ultimate gathering, bringing together apartment housing professionals from across the country and around the world. It’s a can’t-miss event boasting world-class speakers, expert-led education sessions, suppliers demonstrating the latest products and services, and lots of networking!

September 2021 CONFERENCES

Multifamily Executive Conference

Date: September 13-15, 2021
Location: Ballagio Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV
Host: Multifamily Executive
About: Explore the future of multifamily development. The MFE conference gives you exclusive access to the insights needed to survive the challenges of today’s changing and dynamic environment and tap into opportunities for the future. 

Multifamily Women’s Summit 

Date: September 15-16, 2021
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Host: Multifamily Leadership
About: The highest level women’s summit in the apartment industry. Attendees will hear insightful discussions on the importance of not only elevating women in leadership but also becoming mentors and helping shape the future of the Multifamily industry. As technology advances at a rapid pace, you will hear from top experts on the ever-evolving roles women play in multifamily organizations.

October 2021 CONFERENCES

NMHC Student Housing Conference 

Date: October 4-6, 2021
Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa | Huntington Beach, CA
Host: National Multifamily Housing Council
About: This is the premier event for student housing professionals bringing together over 825 leaders from all facets of the sector including owners, operators, investors, lenders, and university partners

IREM Global Summit

Date: October 11-14, 2021
Location: Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa | Las Vegas, Nevada
Host: Institute of Real Estate Management
About: The theme, Together we thrive, represents uniting after a year without in-person gatherings. Learn and network with top IREM and industry thinkers from around the world. Connect with your peers and industry professionals and expand your knowledge. 

Apartment Internet Marketing Conference

Date: October 17-20, 2021
Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa | Huntington Beach, CA
Host: Apartment Internet Marketing
About: The Apartment Internet Marketing Conference (AIM Conference®) is the only multifamily industry conference that focuses on – marketing technology, psychology of marketing, automation and artificial intelligence, leasing technology, future tech, transportation and logistics, data and marketing ethics, selling and marketing cutting-edge enhancement, as well as back-to-basics topics. 

Luxury Connect Las Vegas

Date:  October 25, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Host: Inman
About: A one-day event that kicks off Inman Connect week in Las Vegas. Top producers, emerging trends, and the best networking in the business.

Inman Connect Las Vegas

Date: October 26-28, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Host: Inman
About: Inman Connect is residential real estate’s leading event that explores the present and future of the industry, featuring inspiring speakers, engaging conversation, and A+ networking.

NARPM 33rd Annual Convention & Trade Show

Date: October 26-29, 2021
Location: Loews Kansas City | Kansas City, Missouri
Host: National Association of Residential Property Managers
About: NARPM will share some of the major trends affecting property management in the next few years. Do you have a strategy to deal with them? If you know all the driving forces that are changing your industry, you’ll be able to plan for them. NARPM is very excited to be able to offer you innovative and timely content from presenters, impactful networking with industry peers, and the space to connect with sponsors and exhibitors from across the country.

November 2021 CONFERENCES

2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Date: November 12-15, 2021
Location: San Diego, CA
Host: National Association of REALTORS®
About: The REALTORS® Conference & Expo is the largest annual gathering of real estate professionals. Education, networking, motivation, and fun are the four components of a successful REALTORS® Conference & Expo. The conference education sessions give attendees practical and timely information on how to do their business better. The expo floor features hundreds of real estate-related products and services for REALTORS® — and their clients. (Update: the attendee registration information is now open). 

December 2021 CONFERENCES

RETCON Real Estate Technology Conference

Date: December 14-16, 2021
Location: JW Marriott Marquis | Miami, FL
About: This 3-day event will bring together the world’s leading real estate owners, operators and developers to facilitate technology adoption and innovation within the real estate industry.

Additional Events and Updates

Looking for Campus Connex? Beginning in 2021, CampusConnex will transition from a standalone conference to integrating on- and off-campus student housing management into Apartmentalize (see June 2021 above). More information can be found here | National Apartment Association (NAA) 

Sneak peek for 2022:

National Multifamily Housing Council
NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference – January 17-18, 2022

FM Grow Summitt
Property Management Conference – February 28-March 2, 2022

Multifamily Leadership
Multifamily Operations Summit – March 9-10, 2022

Did We Miss Anything? 

If you have a favorite conference or want to see your event included in this list, reach out and let us know in the comments!