NBPA Hosts Inaugural Virtual Real Estate Symposium

NBPA Hosts Inaugural Virtual Real Estate Symposium

The NBPA’s two-day Virtual Real Estate Symposium kicks off today and gives participants an opportunity to learn from current and former players with experience in the real estate industry


NEW YORK, NY, August 16, 2021 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today the launch of its two-day Virtual Real Estate Symposium which is set to begin today and will conclude on August 17. Over the last six years, the NBPA has offered real estate seminars and programs during the off-season as a way for players to network with industry leaders, gain insight into the real estate market, and learn how real estate can be used to maximize a players’ platform off the court.

This year’s Virtual Real Estate Symposium will be led by current and former players who have attended NBPA real estate programs in the past and have experience building businesses and starting their own ventures in the real estate industry.

Throughout the Symposium, participating players will have the opportunity to learn how athletes are investing in real estate, the importance of networking, the different types of real estate developments, maximizing their platforms as NBA players, and more.

The 2021 NBPA Virtual Real Estate Symposium will feature the following guest speakers:  Anthony Tolliver, Jerryd Bayless, Pat Connaughton, Bobby Simmons, Devean George, John Crotty, Josh Childress, Robert Hite, and Trevor Booker.

 “Over the last six years, we have seen a number of players who have come to our real estate programs and later went on to build their own businesses and ventures in this industry,” said Deborah Murman, the NBPA’s Director of Career Development. “This year's virtual real estate symposium will be special in the sense that we will have current and former players running the show, a great opportunity for our program participants to learn from their peers who have had their own success in real estate while also developing new skills to maximize their platform off the court.”

 “I’ve always had a passion for real estate even before I started playing basketball professionally,” said Anthony Tolliver, an alumnus of the NBPA’s real estate program. “As players, it’s never too early to begin finding new interests like real estate that can set you up for life after basketball. Attending the NBPA’s real estate program earlier in my career was very helpful for my own ventures in this industry and I am excited to serve as a resource for other players who are proactively taking this step to learn more about real estate.”

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