Presented by LandSel Title Agency & IPX 1031

July 31 – August 2, 2022 + Top Golf, Columbus, Ohio

Schedule + Hotel + Registration + Education + Sponsors

After a two-year absence, the Ohio Commercial Real Estate Exchangors are excited to be hosting the 2022 OCREE Marketing Session, presented by LandSel Title Agency & IPX 1031, on July 31 – August 2, 2022, at Top Golf in Columbus, Ohio.

On July 7, OCREE lost a long-time member and friend Dale Smith. The Board of Directors has voted to rename this year’s marketing session as the 2022 Dale Smith Memorial Marketing Session. On Sunday, July 31, from 6-7 p.m., there will be a Welcome Reception at the Homewood Suites by Hilton (2045 Polaris Parkway, Columbus). This reception, which was to be sponsored by Smith’s Mountain Property Investments, will serve as an opportunity for members and friends to share short (one minute or so) stories on how Dale impacted their life.

Top Golf is located in the Polaris section of Columbus, Ohio, only minutes off I-71 and within 20 minutes of the John Glenn International Airport.

Schedule of Events

July 31, 2022

  • 8:30 – 9 a.m., Registration opens for “Exchange Magic.”
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., “Exchange Magic” will be presented by Gary Vandenberg, CCIM, SEC, ACS, presents a class that will be beneficial to newcomers as well as long-time members. Attendees will get not only marketing training for a multi-leg transaction but will get Counseling techniques, and some formulas along the way. Cost: $99. Location: Top Golf, 2000 Ikea Way, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 6 – 7:30 p.m. – All registered attendees are invited to join us for the “Welcome Reception” sponsored by Mountain Property Investments at the Homewood Suites by Hilton. Sadly, we lost Mountain Property Investment’s Dale Smith on July 7. This will be a welcome reception and an opportunity for friends and visitors to share a short story on how Dale impacted their careers and life. Cost: Included. Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton, 2045 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio.

August 1, 2022

  • 8:30 – 9 a.m. – OCREE Marketing Session Registration, Top Golf Columbus
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – OCREE Marketing Session. Marketing Session Day One, Top Golf (lunch is included). You’ll put the education to work you received on Sunday creating creative real estate transactions for yourself and/or your clients. Bring your properties for sale and let’s make some deals! Cost: $199. Location: Top Golf, 2000 Ikea Way, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 5 – 6:30 p.m. – Rath Equity Happy Hour. Cost: Included. Location: Top Golf, 2000 Ikea Way, Columbus, Ohio.

August 2, 2022

  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – OCREE Marketing Session Day 2. Join us for a morning of Zander Boards, Formulas, or whatever creative marketing efforts our fearless moderators are prepared to present! Lunch is provided. Cost: Included. Location: Top Golf, 2000 Ikea Way, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1 – 5 p.m. – Golfing at Top Golf. What’s the fun of having an event at Top Golf and not golfing? We’ll spend four hours networking and hitting balls. Cost: Included. Location: Top Golf, 2000 Ikea Way, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 7:05 p.m. – Columbus Clippers vs. Rochester Red Wings. DIME-A-DOG night! We are excited to offer this event to anyone interested in sticking around for some family fun. Cost: $13 per person. Location: Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Lane, Columbus, Ohio.

Take a moment to register for the 2022 Marketing Session NOW!

Hotel Accommodations

Homewood Suites by Hilton’s Polaris location is the site of the Welcome Reception, sponsored by Mountain Property Investments, on July 31, 2022. Reserve your room at www.bit.ly/OCREE_Hotel (Photo from Homewood Suites by Hilton website.)

Ohio Commercial Real Estate Exchangors are excited to partner with Homewood Suites by Hilton’s Polaris location for this year’s featured hotel.

With a stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton, you’ll be within a 15-minute drive of Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place. This hotel is 11.3 miles from Ohio State University and 10.3 miles from Tanger Outlets Columbus. Make yourself at home in one of the 92 guestrooms, featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and stovetops. 42-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls. Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a television in a common area, and barbecue grills. A complimentary on-the-go breakfast is served daily from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.

To register for your hotel room please visit www.bit.ly/OCREE_Hotel.

Homewood Suites by Hilton is offering a king-bed deluxe room for $129 per night! A savings of nearly $30 per night off its base rate for those that reserve utilizing our special link.

The hotel is located at 2045 Polaris Parkway in Columbus, Ohio. Only “two blocks” from the Top Golf Columbus location.

Exchange Magic Education Session

Sunday, July 31, 2022 + 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. + Top Golf Columbus

About Exchange Magic

Exchange Magic is being offered on July 31 by Ohio Commercial Real Estate Exchangors.

This course will cover the three parts of successful exchanging:

  • Pre-Counseling
  • Marketing
  • Closing After the Marketing

Mr. Gary Vandenberg will provide proven techniques and real-life examples to help you successfully close transactions that were a result of your session efforts.

Topics will include:

  • Why and How People Make Decisions
  • How to Educate Your Clients
  • What is a Fair Exchange?
  • Exchange Marketing Sessions are an Exchangors’ Multiple Listing System
  • The Requirements for Success at a Marketing Session
  • How to Generate Marketing Materials that Generate Interest
  • How to Present Offers to Your Clients
  • Exchange Contract vs. Purchase Agreement, Balancing Equities
  • Reenactment of Actual Three-Way Exchange, Counseling, Contracts, Closing, Cash & Deeds

The cost of the class is $99. Seven hours of Ohio Real Estate continuing education credit are pending. Register now for this amazing class!

About The Instructor Gary Vandenberg, CCIM, SEC, ALC


Gary Vandenberg, CCIM, SEC, ALC, obtained his Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science in 1973. A year of law school, with classes in real estate and contract law, inspired him to pursue a real estate career.

He has twice served as the Michigan REALTOR Land Institute President, twice named the Michigan REALTOR Land Institute Marketer of the Year, and sat on the REALTOR Land Institute national council. He is a member of the National Council of Exchangors educational staff.

Vandenberg is an active member of the Society of Exchange Counselors serving as president in 2013. He has twice won the SEC’s Clifford Weaver Award for the most creative real estate transaction of the year. He was named the Society’s Counselor of the Year in 2017, and in 2018 SEC’s Jack Hunt Award for Excellence in Education.

Vandenberg has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC). He represents clients with properties all over the country. He has personally had real estate investments in seventeen states.


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Please take a moment to register by completing the form below. Upon completion a check for the amount due can be mailed to Toby Boyce, OCREE, 11 1/2 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015 or you can pay via PayPal.

2022 OCREE Marketing Session Registration Form

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    Any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to OCREE Vice President Toby Boyce at (419) 618-8629 or toby.boyce@cbrealty.com.