The 12th annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symposium will held on THursday, October 13th at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, with 4 hours of CE credit available for attendees.Join us for a comprehensive program of speakers as they discuss Rethinking Real Estate: Adapting to the Changing Dynamic in New Orleans & Louisiana.

Doors open at 12:00 pm, program begins at 12:30 pm, business networking 4:30 pm till 6:00 pm

Forecast Symposium Registration

Registration is now open.

October 13, 2022

Doors Open: 12:00pm

Program Begins: 12:30pm

Section 1: The Economy: Trending into Uncharted Territory

Dr. Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of REALTORS®

Dr. Gary Wagner, Economist, University of Louisiana Lafayette 


Section 2: The Environment: Exploring the Challenge and Costs of Long - Term Sustainability

Dr. Jesse Kennan, Favrot II Associate Professor of Real Estate Tulane   University

Jim Donelon, Insurance Commissioner State of Louisian




Section3: Dynamic Industries: Adjusting to a Rapidly Changing World 

Chris Stelly, Executive Group Director, Entertainment & Digital Media, Louisiana Economic Development

Jerry Bologna, Executive Director, Jefferson Economic Development Commission

Meaghan McCormack, Chief Executive Officer, St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation                             


Section 4 - Perspectives on the Future of New Orleans/Transformational Projects              

Tara Hernandez, President JCH Properties+

Davon Barbour, President & CEO Downtown Development District New Orleans




Presenting Sponsor Remarks – Guy Williams, President,  Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company            

Forecast Committee Conclusion

Networking Reception upon conculsion Presented by Crescent Title