National Sales Conference

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Downtown Hilton
Kristin Messerli, "Capturing Millennial Buyers"
Jeff Kaylor, "Magic Moments"
Sean Swarner, "Redefining Impossible"

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November, 10th & 11th 2017

Friday and Saturday


Hilton Portland Downtown

Event Hosting & Accommodations
by Hilton Portland Downtown

Event Schedule

Friday 10th

  • 7am | Continuing Education Course Registration | Continental Breakfast
  • 8am | Continuing Education Course Begins – Ken Perry
  • 8:30am | Sponsor Registration
  • 11am | Conference Registration | Vendor Fair
  • Noon | Buffet Lunch
    Current President's Club Meeting
  • 1pm | Conference Welcome - Mike Baldwin
    " Capturing Millennial Buyers" - Kristen Messerli
  • Vendor Fair | Break
  • "What's New at LoanStar!" - Manager Panel Presentations
    "LoanStar Brand Refresh Rollout" - Craig Ostbo
    "Redefining Impossible" - Sean Swarner
  • 6:30pm | Vendor Fair | Happy Hour
  • 8pm | Dinner
  • 2018 President’s Club Destination Announcement – Mike Baldwin
    Entertainment/Presentation - "Magic Moments" - Jeff Kaylor
  • 10pm | End Day One

Saturday 11th

  • 8am | Continental Breakfast | Vendor Fair
  • 9am | Conference Welcome – Mike Baldwin
    2018 Economic Forecast” – Elliot Eisenberg
    LoanStar President’s Club” – Panel Q&A
    LoanStar Brand Playbook” – Koopman Ostbo/Interactive Team Building
  • Vendor Fair | Lunch
  • 2pm | Continuing Education Course (Continued) - Ken Perry
  • 6pm | End of Conference

Event Speakers

Elliot Eisenberg

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Nationally Acclaimed Economist | Public Speaker

While specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational, Eisenberg is the creator of the multifamily stock index, the author of more than eighty-five articles, and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds and investment advisory groups. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg, Business Week, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. Elliot is also a regularly featured guest on cable news programs, talk and public radio.

Ken Perry

President & CEO | The Knowledge Coop

As a former loan originator, coupled with in-depth industry knowledge, Ken is an entrepreneur who developed The Knowledge Coop, a place to train, document policies, answer employee questions, and grow the knowledge and wisdom of organizations and revolutionizing the way clients communicate. Ken provides full CE course training at our LoanStar National Sales Conference.

Kristin Messerli

Speaker | Founder of Cultural Outreach Solutions | Mortgage Women Magazine

Kristin Messerli is a nationally renowned speaker on the topic of business growth through social impact. She is the founder of Cultural Outreach, helping companies reach Millennials and underserved segments through employee training and corporate strategy. Kristin has spoken at over 100 conferences, including the Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Bar Association, and Harvard Business School.

Sean Swarner

Athlete | Motivational Speaker | Cancer Survivor

Sean is a two-time cancer survivor and the first cancer survivor to summit Mt. Everest, and climb the 7-Summits. The athlete and speaker, who has only one lung, and has also completed the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii. In 2017 he also participated in the Empire State Building Run-Up by Marmot. At our 2017 conference, the man behind those accomplishments will shares his story and how you can reach your ultimate success!

Jeff Kaylor

Keynote Speaker | Magician | Cinematographer

Based out of Orlando, FL, Jeff Kaylor has travelled to over 220 cities and 13 countries performing, speaking, and creating unforgettable experiences for his audience including the most notable Disney! As a motivational speaker for Fortune 50 Companies, Jeff states that his vision is simple: exist to empower and equip people to create unforgettable experiences and relationships that feel alive.

Scott Fouser

CRO | HouseHappyTrax

Scott is an entrepreneur and salesman at heart. He founded GruntWorks (acquired by Househappy in 2015), was Founder and CEO of RealNet (a 2 time Inc. 500 company) and has worked in real estate for 20+ years. He is on the board of Oregon Active and is an advisor for Kadalyst Health Partners.

Wessal Khadar

COO | Co-Owner | ListReports

Wessal is a dynamic, millennial leader in the mortgage industry for close to a decade. Wessal served the industry as Partner & President of Synergy One Lending, until she discovered and implemented ListReports’ groundbreaking real estate marketing technology and experienced staggering results, which fueled her passion to join the founders of ListReports. She shares in ListReports vision to make buying and selling a home a truly delightful experience. Wessal plays an integral role of helping top mortgage lending institutions use ListReports to compliantly secure real estate relationships unlike ever through rapid indus-try and technological change.

Craig Ostbo

CEO - Managing Partner | Koopman Ostbo Marketing Communications

Craig Ostbo brings more than 30 years of strategic marketing communications experience to KO’s diverse client base. Craig serves as the agency’s chief marketing and brand strategist and has provided strategic direction for numerous consumer-focused brands, including: Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Kettle Chips, Mortgage Market, Point West Credit Union, Foundation Home Mortgage, Castor & Pollux Pet Works, LoanStar Home Lending, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Market of Choice, Smucker Natural Foods, Franz Bread, and New Seasons Markets. A passionate supporter of local business, Craig sits on the Board of Directors of Pacific West Bank, a community business bank headquartered in West Linn, Oregon.


BlueStar Charter Busses Airport Pickup

We have arranged private Airport shuttle services for most travelling LoanStars. Simply find BlueStar Shuttle Bus at the Charter Bus sign outside of baggage claim on Island 2.


Portland Airport to Hilton Portland (12:00pm, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm)

Please Note: BlueStar is unable to drop off right in front of the hotel so you will be dropped off on Salmon Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. From there you can walk to the entrance of the hotel on 6th Avenue.


For those leaving Saturday after the conference or the CE class feel free to use Uber, lyft or our RadioCab account. (info below)


Hilton Portland to PDX International (6:00am, 7:00am)

Q: What if the pick up times provided above do not accommodate my arrival and departure needs?

A: If the shuttle times do not work with your travel schedule please feel free to use Uber, lyft or LoanStar’s account with RadioCab (information below).

Radio Cab

When you arrive and have your bags please call RadioCab at (503) 227-1212. LoanStar's account number is 5885. Let them know you’re at the airport and need to be picked up and they will send their nearest cab.

Please provide LoanStar's account number to your driver. Your destination will be Portland Hilton Downtown at 921 SW 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204.

When exiting the cab please write a tip amount on the slip provided, sign your name and that's it.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will there be any breaks to return calls and emails?
A: Yes, there will be a designated break in the afternoon session on Friday and of course at lunch. Being a holiday and knowing that you prepared your clients and referral partners about your out-of-the-office schedule in advance, we don’t anticipate you won’t have many messages to deal with.

Q: What is the dress code?
A: Business casual is appropriate. There will be a lot of photographs and video at the conference, so dress for the part!

Q: What is the dress code for the dinner and entertainment on Friday night?
A: Business casual is appropriate.

Q: When do I change clothes and freshen up between the Conference and the Friday night dinner?
A: After the Conference there is a Happy Hour next to the ballroom until 8:00. You should change and freshen up sometime during the Happy Hour period.

Q: Can I bring my “significant other” to the Conference?
A: While you’re welcome to have your SO travel with you to Portland, none of the conference events have capacity to handle guests.

Q: Where can I get information on restaurants and bars near the hotel?
A: The Hilton Concierge desk will have walking maps of Portland.

Q: What are the costs of parking downtown.
A: The hotel provides valet parking only. They charge $47 as a daily maximum and for overnight registered guests. For more parking options please view this document.

Q: Will LoanStar reimburse me for my parking charges?
A: LoanStar will reimburse you for a parking charges up to $18 per day.

Q: Does the Hilton hotel have in and out privileges for parking?
A: For overnight guests, yes. If they are only here for the day they’ll be charged each time they go, but it will be just for the number of hours they parked, not the full $47.

Q: Where can I get a quick coffee that is within walking distance of the Hilton
A: Water Avenue Coffee is one block over and Starbucks at 512-586 SW Main Street

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