February 2020 Conference

Real Estate Crossroads

Date: Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
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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  • Rajeev Dhawan,
    • Professor & Director,  Economic Forecasting Center
    • J. Mack Robinson College of Business
  • Hamilton Fout,
    • Vice President of Economic & Strategic Research,  Fannie Mae
  • Rebecca Rockey,
    • Global Head of Forecasting, Cushman & Wakefield
  • John Hunt,
    • President,  MarketNSight & ViaSearch

Conference Program

8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:30 a.m. Words of Welcome Richard Phillips

J.Mack Robinson College of Business

8:40 a.m

“Household Mobility: Implications for Housing Supply and Mortgage Markets”

Hamilton Fout takes a data-driven look at the impact of changing patterns in household mobility on affordable housing supply and the broader housing and mortgage markets.

Hamilton Fout

Vice President of Economic & Strategic Research
Fannie Mae

9:05 a.m

“Office Space: A 21st Century Guide to the Workplace of Tomorrow”

Commercial real estate is evolving, and quickly. The entire industry is being disrupted by technology, demographic shifts and other structural trends that will continue to evolve skylines around the country and world. For the office sector, this has included the rise of remote working, coworking, densification and a return to city center, complete with new urban culture. As a place where most Americans will spend 36% of their waking hours, aren’t you curious: what is in store for the future of your workplace?

Rebecca Rockey

Global Head of Forecasting
Cushman & Wakefield

9:30 a.m

“Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!”

Faced with a stagnating new home market transposed over 10 years of unprecedented Economic Growth, many of the concepts that we have introduced in the last few years are now all the Buzz….SFR (Single Family Rental), ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit), Missing Middle Housing, Micro Product, and Affordable/Workforce Housing, just to name a few.
John will discuss the merits of each approach, show successful examples, and give our housing forecast for the Nation and Atlanta.

John Hunt

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