In-person event

FPA DFW Chapter Meeting - April 11

Communities Foundation of Texas

Online registration has now closed. Walk-in registrations will be accepted. 
$45 FPA members / $60 Non-Members


  • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM - Check in for Media Training Course 
  • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM - FPA DFW Annual Media Training Course (media training is optional add on for FPA members)
    You may add this session on during the registration process. 
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Check in and networking for FPA DFW Chapter Meeting
  • 11:00 AM  - 11:15 AM - Welcome, Announcements, Opening Remarks
  • 11:15 AM - 11:25 AM - FPA Platinum Sponsor Spotlight
  • 11:25 AM - 12:15 PM - Part I - REITs: Property at a Discount
  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch & Networking
  • 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM - FPA Platinum Sponsor Spotlight
  • 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM - Part II - It's a (R)Evolution: The Modern Investor, Value, Growth

CE Credits

The chapter meeting qualifies for 2 CFP and 2 CPA CE credits. You will be asked to sign in when you arrive in order to be eligible for credit. FPA DFW will report all credits to the CFP® Board following the event. Your credit can then be confirmed in the CFP Portal within 7 business days following the event.

Chapter Meeting Topics & Speakers

Part I - REITs: Property at a Discount

Karl Zeller, Senior Investment Specialist, SS&C ALPS Advisors

Fundamentals for the majority of real estate sectors remain stable, with high occupancy and solid demand driving strong operating income growth. Despite healthy fundamentals, REITs are now trading at a significant discount to the underlying value of their real estate portfolios. The gap between public and private market pricing of real estate assets will shrink over time, which could portend outsized returns for REITs, certainly relative to private market alternatives.

Karl Zeller is a Senior Investment Specialist covering Real Estate and joined SS&C ALPS Advisors in 2021 from Wilmington Trust, where he was a Senior Business Development Officer. Prior to Wilmington Trust, Karl was a Senior Product Specialist at CenterSquare Investment Management, where he was responsible for Private Real Estate, Listed Real Estate and Listed Infrastructure products. Karl's past experience of over 20 years in the investment management industry also includes Turner Investments, Rittenhouse Financial and Legg Mason. Throughout his career, Karl has been responsible for establishing, enhancing and supporting relationships with institutional investors and financial intermediaries across a variety of investment strategies, including alternative investments, real assets and long-only.

Part II - It's a (R)Evolution: The Modern Investor, Value, Growth

Jackie Wilke, VP, Advisor Consultant - First Trust

People pay price, buy value, and don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. As democratization and commoditization continue to disrupt the priorities/preferences/needs of investors, especially for women and next gens, future-focused professionals are leaning into the formula for modern value: “WHY” and “WHO” powered by “WHAT” and “HOW”. A clearly defined, relevant and personalized value proposition + an aligned, scalable business = trust, deeper engagement and demand-driven growth with the right clients because you are elevated as a solution. Through discovery, managing human behavior, education and experience, this framework will enable you to plan for and activate your own magnetic business development strategy based on your “why” and “who”.

With over 10 years of industry experience, Jackie is highly requested to work with future-focused, growth-minded financial professionals, RIAs, teams, and leadership. Her expertise in modern business development, practice management equips and empowers professionals to thrive in the new generation of value. She has a focus on women investors, next gen/families, content, marketing, digital and social media, growth, client engagement, communication and more. Jackie is the author of the Insights & Innovations best practices blog.

Investment Planning
Career stage
Learning / Aspiring

Thank you to our Platinum Partners for supporting this event