GAD Institute

The Government Affairs Directors’ Institute is an annual professional development conference for state and local real estate association professionals who provide guidance to and work for associations in the areas of government affairs, political affairs, legislative or regulatory affairs, lobbying, advocacy, RPAC fundraising, campaigns, community outreach and/or all REALTOR® Party initiatives.  The Institute provides a means for these industry professionals to meet, exchange ideas and best practices, as well as gain valuable career skills and networking opportunities in order to provide the best value and information to the real estate industry.

Tuesday, July 17 – Friday, July 20, 2018

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower 

$500 (Opens early May 2017)

Late Registration: 
$550 (After Friday, June 8, 2018) 

Negotiated Room Rate: 
$249/night + taxes

Business Casual

Suggested Arrival/Departure Dates: 
Pre-registration classes begin Tuesday, July 17. Regular programming begins at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 17 and will conclude at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 20.


2017 GAD Institute

July 11-14, 2017
West Palm Beach, FL


Real Estate and the Economy (John Tuccillo)
REALTOR® Party Grants (Susie Helm)
Don’t Let the Sound Bite You! Effective Communication Methods for PR, Spokespersons & the Media (Kevin Madden)
Word from the Hill (Scott Reiter & Jamie Gregory)
Communicating in Today’s Marketplace (Seth Turner)
Communicating in 2017: Don’t Let the Sound Bite You (Kevin Madden)
A Systematic Approach to Addressing Blighted Properties (Joseph Schilling)
Developing a Land Trust (Jo Gehlbach)
Rental Housing for Hourly Workers (Edward Pinto) 


Questions? Contact Kyle Lambert London at 202-383-1203.