Tickets and sponsorships are now available for The News-Press Market Watch 2012: Focus on Real Estate, the region’s most comprehensive real estate event featuring presentations by local real estate experts Denny Grimes, Stan Stouder and Randy Thibaut. This year, the event is expanded to cover residential land sales and new home development, augmenting presentations by Denny Grimes and Stan Stouder who have covered residential re-sales and commercial real estate respectively for several years. The enhanced presentation is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Harborside Event Center in the Fort Myers River District.

The event will begin with a networking cocktail hour starting at 4:30 p.m. The speaker presentations will follow, leading with Denny Grimes, president of Denny Grimes & Company at Royal Shell Real Estate. Grimes will provide an overview of the residential real estate market with an expert analysis of 2011 data. His presentation will include commentary for homeowners and real estate industry professionals on how to move forward empowered by these facts.

Following Grimes, Randy Thibaut, president of Land Solutions Inc., will offer insights into residential land sales and new home development in Southwest Florida. Thibaut has been tapped for his local perspective and expertise in this arena and will present information and provide insight into this important topic.

Stan Stouder, CCIM, a founding partner with CRE Consultants will complete the program as he presents the current status of the commercial real estate market and condenses that into insights and trends to help Southwest Florida property owners and investors moving into 2012.

Registration is available at Discounted early registration rates apply through Jan. 23 with general admission tickets for $50 per person for non-reserved seating, premium placement tables of 10 for $599 and premium placement tables of eight for $479. Ticket prices will increase to $60, $649 and $529 respectively beginning Jan. 24. Tickets and table prices include admission for all presentations, the networking session and refreshments (tapas) for each attendee. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For additional inquiries, please email or call 239-267-2638.

Event sponsors for The News-Press Market Watch 2012: Focus on Real Estate include the title sponsor The News-Press, diamond sponsor Pavese Law Firm, printing sponsor Panther Printing and gold sponsors Priority Marketing and Royal Shell Real Estate. Silver sponsors include; Barraco and Associates, CRE Consultants, GCM Contracting Solutions, Schooner Bay Realty and Sunshine Ace Hardware. For additional inquiries, please email or call 239-267-2638.