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NOMAR, CID, and Louisiana Chapter of CCIM in Partnership with Loyola University Present the Sixth Annual Economic and Real Estate Forecast Symposium

Loyola press release - September 26, 2016

Experts in real estate, finance, government, and academia converge next month at Loyola to examine political and economic environment

New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, the Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, and the Louisiana Chapter of CCIM will host the Sixth Annual Economic and Real Estate Forecast Symposium next month at Loyola University New Orleans. This year’s theme is “Moving Forward, Engines for Growth.”

The conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a Biz New Orleans reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Loyola University, Roussel Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Tickets are available online at www.nomar.org.

The Sixth Annual Economic and Real Estate Forecast Symposium is perhaps the most prestigious economic and real estate conference in Louisiana, with several hundred guests in attendance each year. Historically, this is a professional, high-powered event that continues to attract large audiences because of the quality and reputation of the speakers.

The symposium features a distinguished group of experts in real estate, finance, government, and academia, who evaluate and discuss real estate and financial markets. Many of the best business minds and most important decision-makers in Louisiana examine how the political and economic environment will impact real estate and business today. They share their expert views on what lies ahead, providing the information and the perspective needed to have the competitive edge to prosper in our changing times.

Featured guest speakers this year are:

  • Adrienne Slack, vice president and regional director, New Orleans branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Jessica Dill, analyst, Center for Real Estate Analytics, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Frank Nothaft, senior vice president and chief economist of CoreLogic
  • Don Briggs, president of Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
  • Joe Exnicios, president of Whitney Bank
  • Iftikhar Ahmad, director of aviation, Louis Armstrong International Airport
  • Saul Newsome, attorney, Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson
  • Jon Atkinson, director, Loyola University New Orleans’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development in the College of Business
  • Tom Leonhard, chief executive officer, Historic Restoration Inc.
  • Lenny Wormser, senior managing director, hospitality division, NAI Latter and Blum
  • Rick Haase, president, Latter and Blum Companies
  • Dr. Wade Ragas, Ph.D., MAI, president, Real Property Associates

The symposium will present speakers and panel discussions on a variety of topics such as:

  • Which Way Are the National/Global Winds Blowing? Economic Forecast U.S. Region and New Orleans
  • Oil and Gas, Fuel for Growth? Economic Engines of Oil and Gas/Petrochemicals
  • Tourism and Economic Development
  • Loyola Entrepreneurship Program
  • If They Build Hotels, Will They Come?
  • Rubbing the Residential Crystal Ball: Market Peak or New Baseline?
  • Single-Family Housing Listings vs. Sales and Market Rents
  • Condominiums, New Construction, and Multi-Family Trends

One of the highlights of the conference will be the Tuesday evening networking reception where several hundred professionals and experts in real estate, finance, government, and academia will socialize and enjoy New Orleans-inspired cocktails and cuisine.

This year’s sponsors include:

Title Sponsors - Fidelity Bank, NOLA Lending Group, and Homestead Title

Reception Sponsors - Gulf Coast Bank & Trust, Elite Sponsors, Crescent Title LLC, and NAI Latter & Blum

Grand Sponsors - Bayou Title LLC

Grand Broker Sponsors - The Stevens Realty Group Inc., Keller Williams Realty 4550100, Corporate Realty, Coldwell Banker Commercial TEC Realtors

Exhibitors - Ericksen Krentel & LaPorte LLP, Bart’s Office Inc., Delta Title Corp., NANO

Corporate Sponsors - Merrill Lynch; RE/MAX Real Estate Partners; Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC; Metairie Bank and Trust, Real Estate Consortium; Steamboat Natchez; Johnny’s Po-Boys; Louisiana Realtors.