IREX strives to provide high quality education to our membership. Below are some past speakers and educational programs to give you an idea of what types of programs you will experience at an IREX meeting.

September 24th, 2015

Speaker: Craig Heindel, 2014 IREX Exchangor of the Year
Special Panel Discussion

The Synergy of IREX  – a demonstration of how creative real estate people working cooperatively  can multiply the benefits of a  real estate opportunity for fun and profit while serving their clients’ best interests by doing so.

October 8-9th, 2015 – IREX Fall Marketing Session
Hilton Garden Inn, Greenwood, IN
Fall Marketing Session flyer and registration form available here: Flyer for FMS 8.25.15

September 10th, 2015

Speaker: Brooke Thomas, Deputy Director, Plan 2020 – Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee

Brooke is a certified, professional planner with over 12 years of experience working in the field of community planning and development.  She has served as a trusted advisor to multiple county and municipal governments.  She has firsthand knowledge of and experience in land use planning, economic development, ordinance creation and administration, environmental planning, regional transportation planning, public involvement and outreach, grant administration, and site development plan review. She is the Deputy Director for the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC), a non-profit organization that convenes representatives from all sectors of the community to address the most significant issues of concern and areas for opportunity related to the progress of the City of Indianapolis. Prior to joining GIPC, Brooke was a Senior Planner for the Department of Metropolitan Development at the City of Indianapolis, and has served as a lead planner for the Indy Rezone project and co-project manager and lead planner for the Indy FastTrack Initiative.  Previously, she served as a Project Manager and Planner at HNTB Corporation completing over 40 planning documents and related studies and assignments throughout the State of Indiana.  Brooke holds a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development from the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University, and has a minor in Sociology.

July 23, 2015: Royal Title

Presenter: Susan Jones, President of Royal Title Services – Industry Veteran in both the commercial and residential worlds! Can you explain the new TERMS and TIMING of a closing if it has a loan applied for after the new TRID implementation?

WHAT:  Learn about the upcoming TRID implementation (if you don’t know what TRID means, you definitely need to attend)

WHEN and WHERE:  IREX Meeting – Thursday, July 23 at 10:00 am – at the MIBOR Offices 1912 N Meridian, Indianapolis, IN

WHY:  Your residential clients depend on you to guide them through the closing process and this implementation may have a ripple effect in the commercial world and the way business is done.


  • CFPB – Who are they?
  • TRID – What is this new set of forms?
  • Consummation – When does this take place?
  • QM – How does this affect my buyers?
  • Starting October 1st – What is happening and why?
  • How do you determine the date you can actually close?

July 9, 2015:   Education Session – Sponsored in Conjunction with Real Estate Organizations KREE, IREX and OCREE:  CREATIVE REAL ESTATE FORMULAS SKILLS FOR ALL MARKETS Location: Radisson in Covington, KY.  Click here more information and flyer: RE Formulas Seminar Flyer

June 11, 2015: Timber Valuation

Mark Bowman will be speaking about trees/timber valuations. We invite everyone to attend and bring a guest.  Location: MIBOR, 1912 N Meridian, Indianapolis, IN

May 14, 2015 – Sperry Van Ness

Harry Kennerk from Sperry Van Ness will be speaking about When the Solution to the Problem is a System.

April 9, 2015 – Commercial Insurance

David Ostermayer speaks on Building Owners insurance concerns.

March 12, 2015 – Empower

Jill Hoffman speaks on Empower.

February 26, 2015 – Understanding Title Work

Matt Huffine speaks on Understanding Title Work.

February 12, 2015 – Renew Indianapolis

Mark Forcum speaks on Renew Indianapolis.

January 22, 2015 – 2015 Construction Code Changes

Dennis Bradshaw speaks on 2015 Construction Code Changes.

January 8, 2015 – Landlord Registration

Jeff Jinks will be speaking about Landlord Registration.

October 9, 2014 – Fall Marketing Session

Wesley Dingler; Tyler, TX, SEC; Master Realty

Brandon Sanders; San Angelo, TX, SEC, CCIM; Steve Eustis Real Estate

September 25, 2014 – Sharon Thompson

Sharon Thompson from Keller Williams Commercial speaking about Counseling International Buyers and Sellers.

September 11, 2014 – Indy Rezone

Joining us today is a group from Indy Rezone. They will be going through a presentation on what they are thinking to update zoning regulations in the Indianapolis area and asking for your feedback.

August 28, 2014 – Updated 2015 Indiana Building Codes

Dennis Bradshaw from FP&C Consultants, Inc. is speaking about major updates in the 2015 Indiana Building Code. Dennis Bradshaw’s code experience dates back to his days with the Indiana Department of Fire and Building Services. His work for the Department included; plan review, interpretation of building code requirements and assisting applicants through the building code review process as well as training of State and Local Building and Fire Officials. From there Dennis has spent the last 16 years in private practice as a code consultant. He has been involved in many of the major projects in the State of Indiana as well as uncounted other projects across the country ranging from industrial to residential to institutional. This experience on both sides of the fence allows Dennis to apply the codes to a wide range of building designs from both the Code Official’s and Designer’s perspectives. Dennis has also been a member on past Indiana Building Code committees as well as a committee member for the NFPA 5000 Building Code. Dennis is a certified member of the International Code Council and a member of the National Fire Protection Association.

July 10, 2014 – Property Tax Update

Ellen McNutt is with Uzelac & Associates, Inc. and will be giving a talk about how to ensure your Property taxes are correct and fairly assessed. Learn more about what your rights are on appealing your Property Taxes.

June 26, 2014 – Formulas and Transaction Making

Ron Bowden from Evergreen Investment Corp. will be giving a talk on Formulas and Transaction Making.

May 22, 2014 – Ladder of Value

Ron Farren is with the Hanover Group and was the Exchangor of the Year in 1996.

May 8, 2014 – Exchangors of the Years Panel

Larry Browning from Evergreen Investment Corp was Exchangor of the Year in 2000.

Clint Fultz from Prime Site Brokers has won the Exchangor of the Year in 1993, 1999, 2004, and 2008.

Ron Tedrow from Tedroco, Inc. won Exchangor of the Year in 2004 and 2013.

April 24, 2014 – US31 Hamilton County Road Project

Coming to us from CHA Companies is Jason Rowley, a consultant working for INDOT’s New US 31 road project in Hamilton County. Joining Jason is Michelle Kearns from Empower Results. The New US 31 Hamilton County team will provide IREX members with an overview of the project that will upgrade US 31 to freeway standards from I-465 at the Marion-Hamilton county line, through Carmel and Westfield to SR 38. In terms of dollars, this will be the largest and most aggressive road project ever completed in Hamilton County.

The presentation will include a review of completed and upcoming construction, as well as the opportunity for IREX members to ask specific questions about the project.

April 10, 2014 – Boyle Construction

Allen Galloway will be presenting on what projects his company, Boyle Construction, has done.

February 27, 2014 – Fairway Commercial Lending

We are pleased to have Dean Murphy, CCIM and Julie Lester from Fairway Commercial Lending. They will be giving a review of their loan programs as they relate to commercial real estate. Fairway Commercial Lending is a Commercial Mortgage Banking company with a focus in providing commercial real estate financing solutions for business owners and investors seeking to purchase or refinance commercial property.

February 13, 2014 – CliftonLarsonAllen

We are pleased to welcome Randie Dial from CliftonLarsonAllen. Randie will be speaking about business valuations, transfer issues related to the new regulations.

January 23, 2014 – Vectren Corporation

We are pleased to welcome Karen Lyles from Vectren Corporation. Karen will be speaking about how to partner with Vectren to use energy wisely. Some of the topics that she will be discussing:

  • How to understand your natural gas and/or electric bill and how costs are determined
  • Appliance rebates on high-efficiency appliances
  • Online tools and resources to analyze your home or businesses’ energy use
  • Free and low-cost energy efficiency tips to lower energy usage
  • Billing and payment options to manage costs
  • Information about the natural gas Choice program (Ohio only)
  • Outage response, electric and/or natural gas safety

Joining Karen will be one of Vectren’s business marketing consultants to talk about opportunities in commercial applications for rebates and reducing utility costs.