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10th Annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symposium

10th Annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symposium: The New Orleans Economy: Pivoting to the New Normal October 13 & 14, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day Sponsored by Gulf Coast Bank, in partnership with NOMAR and its Commercial Investment Division.

Join industry leaders, distinguished researchers, developers, and investors as they make sense of the imposing challenges confronting the real estate industry in the continuing and post-COVID reality. This 2-day, virtual event features comprehensive content offering access to strategic business information, unique expertise, and new solutions torelated challenges.
The program has been approved for 8 hours of CE by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. Vendor #8970. LREC does not allow credit to be given for taking the same class from the same education vendor in the same year

Event Timeline:
10 am- 2 pm - FORECAST SYMPOSIUM presented by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.
(The timeline for the event is the same for each day.)

Day 1:
The Economy of Real Estate: Forecast for America
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior VP of Research National Association of Realtors
The Economy of Real Estate: Forecast for New Orleans and South Louisiana
Professor Gary Wagner, Economist, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
The Changing Climate of Business & Politics in Louisiana
Stephen Waguespack, President & CEO, Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)
Where is the Oil & Gas Industry Today?
Gifford Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA)
A View from the Nation’s Capital
The Future of New Orleans: The Evolution of the New Economy
Guy Williams, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Bank

Day 2:
New Orleans: The Shape of the New Economy
Steven Sheffrin, Professor of Economics, Director of the Murphy Institute, Tulane University
The DNA of Demographics of Metropolitan New Orleans
Allison Plyer, BA, MBA, ScD, Chief Demographer, The Data Center
Banking in the Post–COVID Environment
Joe Uzee, Vice-President, Mortgage Originator, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
John Zollinger, Market President, Home Bank
The New Normal in Development: Innovation & Best Practices
Alejandra Guzman, Vice President, Real Estate & Capital Attraction New Orleans Business Alliance
The New Shape of Hospitality
Walt Leger, Senior V.P. for Strategic Affairs, New Orleans & Company
Planning for New Orleans: Adapting to a Changing Market
Housing Study: Reset of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO)
Robert Rivers, Director, New Orleans City Planning Commission
Banking New Orleans: Pivoting to the Present
Guy Williams, President & CEO, Gulf Coast Bank

How many hours of CE credit will I receive?
Each day is 4 hours of CE (8 hours total for both days)- you must be at your computer for the whole presentation. Each class is closely monitored.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact NOMAR's Bud Faust at (504) 885-3200 or

How do I access the event?
You will receive an email from Bob Brooks school with the information you will need to get into the class.

Can I update my registration information?
If you need to update any information you provided upon registration, please contact NOMAR's Stephanie Vallery at (504) 885-3200 or

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