The 11th annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symposium will be a two-day virtual event, with 8 hours of CE credit available for attendees. Please join us on October 19 & 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days, for a comprehensive program of speakers as we explore the challenges facing the real estate community in the continuing and post-COVID reality.

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Speaker presentations will be made available after the Forecast event.

Video of Day 1.

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The Dance of Value: Cap Rates, Cost & Geography
Henry W. "Hank" Tatje, III, MAI - Vice-President, Argote, Derbes & Tatje, LLC

Financing the Gap: Capital Market Solutions
Troy Villafarra, Managing Director, Crescent Growth Capital
Chad Owens, Vice-President, NorthMarq Capital

The Triple Play of Tourism: The Airport, Hospitality & Convention Center
Mark Romig, CEO, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
Tim Hemphill, Convention Center
Kevin Dolliole, New Orleans Aviation Director, Louis Armstrong International Airport

Banking New Orleans: The Future is Today
Guy Williams, President, Gulf Coast Bank

New Orleans as an Innovation Economy - Evolution of an Ecosystem
Jon Atkinson, CEO, The Idea Village

The Trend Line: What Does the Data Say?
Wade Ragas, Ph.D., MAI, Real Property Associates

The Residential Market:  Taking a Pulse
Bill Bliss, Managing Broker, Lakeview Latter & Blum, Inc.

The Convention Center: Positioning for 21st Century Tourism
Michael Sawaya, President & General Manager, Morial Convention Center

New Orleans: Leveraging World Connectivity
Caitlin Cain, CEO, World Trade Center

The BioMedical District: An Engine for Innovation & Development
Dr. Gene D'Amour, Special Assistant to the President, Xavier University
Chairman, Bio District Board of Directors

Banking New Orleans: Financing in a Connected Economy, Part 1
Banking New Orleans: Financing in a Connected Economy, Part 2
Guy Williams, President, Gulf Coast Bank