Current Conference


Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Auditorium @ Centennial Hall
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Georgia State University
100 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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  • Rajeev Dhawan,  
    • Carl R. Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting
    • Director, Economic Forecasting Center,  Georgia State University
  • Robert DiCianni,  
    • Manager, Marketing   ArcelorMittal USA
  • Leslie Appleton-Young,  
    • Senior Vice President and Chief Economist,  California Association of REALTORS (C.A.R.)
  • Michael D. Alexander,  
    • Center for Livable Communities Director,  Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)

Conference Program

8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:30 a.m. Words of Welcome Todd J. Maurer
Associate Dean
J.Mack Robinson College of Business
8:40 a.m. “TBA”
Robert DiCianni
Manager, Marketing
ArcelorMittal USA
9:05 a.m “ Housing in the U.S.: The "New" Normal”
An overview of existing home sales and new construction throughout the U.S. with a focus on the impact of the new tax laws, chronic supply shortages, international buyers and affordability challenges on how and where we live.
Leslie Appleton-Young
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
California Association of REALTORS (C.A.R.)
9:30 a.m “TBA"
Michael D. Alexander
Center for Livable Communities Director
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
9:55 a.m. Q & A
10:10 a.m. Refreshments Break
10:30 a.m. Reconvene
10:40 a.m. Forecast of the Nation, State and Region
Rajeev Dhawan delivers his keynote presentation on the economic outlook of the United States, Georgia and the Atlanta Metro Region. Join us as he shares his views on the state of the global economy as well as employment and consumption trends and their impact on industry in Georgia. He will discuss, in particular, the implications for residential and commercial real estate in the Atlanta Metro Region.
Rajeev Dhawan
Carl R. Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting
Economic Forecasting Center J. Mack Robinson College of Business
12:00 p.m. Q & A and Conclusion
12:15 p.m. Light Lunch & Networking