Next Conference

Real Estate Dynamics

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: Auditorium @ Centennial Hall, Georgia State University
100 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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Speakers

  • Rajeev Dhawan,
    • Professor & Director,  Economic Forecasting Center
    • J. Mack Robinson College of Business
  • Prakash Loungani,  
    • Assistant Director,  Independent Evaluation Office,  IMF
  • David Zanaty,  
    • Division GM East, Opendoor
  • John Hunt,  
    • President,  MarketNSight & ViaSearch

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 “Synchronized Sinking? The Outlook for Housing Markets Around the World”
The IMF’s Global House Price Index has inched back up to its level before the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Does this reflect overvaluations in many countries and is another synchronized correction in the cards? The presentation will discuss similarities and differences in housing markets between the pre-GFC and post-GFC periods, including the increasing importance of studying sub-national (city-level developments). The presentation will also touch on the ‘glocalization’ of housing markets—the confluence of local factors (supply constraints, regulations and zoning) and global trends (role of foreign investors; impact of migration; development of internet-based markets such as Airbnb).
Prakash Loungani
Assistant Director
Independent Evaluation Office, IMF
9:05 a.m “Role of the iBuyer in Single Family Real Estate”
Buying or selling a home is fraught with uncertainty and friction. An emerging class of institutional platforms is promising to ease the challenges, providing speed, certainty and control for customers. How big is the opportunity and are they here to stay? How do these companies price the homes and set fees? We will discuss what happens as these platforms mature and are able to provide reliable liquidity in an illiquid market.
David Zanaty
Division GM East
Opendoor
9:30 a.m “Everything Old is New Again”
Faced with continuing moderation in housing, we are beginning to see innovation centered on older concepts, long forgotten zonings, and retro product design. High demand for walkability and the need for more affordable options are leading many cities and developers to think outside our current housing box. We will discuss the State of our Housing Market and how some of these “Old” concepts just might be part of the answer.
John Hunt
President
MarketNSight & ViaSearch
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
Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting
& Director
Economic Forecasting Center
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
12:00 p.m. Q & A and Conclusion
12:15 p.m. Light Lunch & Networking