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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October 19, 2021

The Post-Covid Economy:  Forecast for America
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist
National Association of REALTORS®

Commercial Real Estate: A View from the Federal Reserve
Brian Bailey, CCIM, CRE, Subject Matter Expert, Commercial Real Estate
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Commercial Real Estate: A Perspective on the Southeastern Region
K.C. Conway, CCIM, CRE, MAI
Chief Economist, CCIM Institute
Red Shoe Economics, Co-Founder

Real Estate in New Orleans: Hospice Care or New Economy in the Face of Climate Change?
Jesse M. Keenan, M.Sc., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M.
Associate Professor of Real Estate, School of Architecture
Tulane University

Coastal Engineering: Building for the Future
Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E.
University of New Orleans

Census 2020: What Did We Learn?
Allison Plyer, BA, MBA, ScD, Chief Demographer
The Data Center

The Changing Real Estate Closing Process: What the Future Holds
Robert Bergeron, Principal
Crescent Title

October 20, 2021

The Economy of Real Estate: Forecast for New Orleans and South Louisiana
Dr. Gary Wagner, Professor of Economics
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Housing in Louisiana: A Market Comparison
Norman Morris, RCE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer
Louisiana REALTORS®

Adaptive Re-Use: The Rise of Med-tail (Medical Retail)
Kirsten Early, CCIM, Partner/Director of Retail
SRSA Commercial Real Estate

Transformative Development: Adapting to Market Forces
Mali Carow, General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans

Ty Gose, CCIM, SIOR, Commercial Sales Associate
NAI Latter & Blum

Affordable Housing: The Changing Development Model  
David Hecht, R.A., NCARB, LEED AP
Formwork Development

Planning for New Orleans: The Model for the 21st Century
Peter Bowen, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
City of New Orleans

Can I Buy That with Bitcoin? Crypto Currencies Explained
Guy Williams, President & CEO
Gulf Coast Bank

Speaker presentations will be made available after the Forecast event.

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Video of Day 1.

Video of Day 2.

2019
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