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2023 South Dakota Land & Lending Conference

Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated third annual South Dakota Land & Lending Conference, set to take place on Wednesday, August 30th at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. This full-day event promises to be an enlightening experience, bringing together renowned speakers from across the nation. Notably, the conference will feature FDIC's Kansas City Regional Director, James LaPierre. Additionally, attendees will have the privilege of hearing from Shane Phillips, the author of The Affordable City, providing invaluable insights into urban development and affordable housing. Finally, audience members will hear from D.J. Van Keuren a nationally recognized, distinguished, and leading professional in the field of real estate. With a diverse range of breakout sessions offering informative content, this conference guarantees a wealth of knowledge and networking opportunities. This is an event you definitely don't want to miss!

2023 South Dakota Land & Lending Conference Full Agenda

Check out this video recap from the 2022 Land & Lending Conference!


Featured Speakers

James D. LaPierre

James D. LaPierre was appointed Regional Director in the FDIC's Kansas City Region in September 2005. He has oversight of all aspects of risk management and consumer compliance supervisory activities for the region. The Kansas City Region encompasses the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.  


Shane Phillips

Shane Phillips is an urban planner and policy expert based in Los Angeles. He is currently managing the UCLA Lewis Center Housing Initiative and teaching public policy as an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California. Phillips previously worked as the Director of Public Policy for Central City Association, a Downtown LA advocacy organization. He writes about housing and transportation policy at Better Institutions (

Shane Phillips


D.J. Van Keuren

D.J. Van Keuren is a distinguished figure in the realm of family office real estate, recognized for his expertise and accomplishments. With a notable track record, he has established himself as a leading professional in the field. D.J. holds a Master's Degree in Management and Finance from Harvard University, complemented by graduate studies in Real Estate from the NYU Schack Real Estate Institute. He also earned his B.A. from Ball State University, where he played on the university's Div IA baseball tea



New This Year: CORE (Career Opportunities in Real Estate)

This year's event will feature an opportunity for real estate industry professionals to engage with Ness School students interested in careers in real estate. Stay tuned for more information! 

Platinum Sponsor
First Premier Bank Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
First Bank & Trust logo - SDAM Business Member
Dakota Homestead Logo
Silver Sponsors 
The logo for First National Bank in Sioux Falls
Lloyd Companies Logo
Woods Fuller Logo against white background
 Bronze Sponsors
A1 Development Solutions logo
Logo for Advantage Land Company. Expose your dirt below the logo
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Logo for Bankstar Financial
Bender Commercial Logo
Logo for Black Kanyon
Logo for Cresten Capital. Slogan: Envision More
Logo for Dakotah Bank
Ernst Capital Group Logo
Farmers National Company Logo
HME logo
Kate Patrick Real estate logo
Logo for Mills Property Management
Logo for N.A.I. Sioux Falls
Logo for the Tyler Goff Group Realtors
Logo for Veldhouse Companies
Veritas Private Equity Logo
Whitetail Properties Logo
Central Bank Logo
Cor Trust Bank Logo
Logo for Culter Law Firm
Farm Credit Services of America Logo
First Interstate Bank Logo
Logo for the Prairie Family Business Association
Primrose Retirement Communities Logo
Vantis Commercial Real Estate Logo

Thanks to Old Republic Title for sponsoring our social hour.

Logo for Old Republic Title Company




Questions? Contact Ryan McKnight.