Tuesday, April 19, 2016

UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar

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The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 27th Annual Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the New Orleans region on Friday, May 6 on UNO’s campus. It will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom of the University Center. The seminar brings together a wide cross-section of the region’s business, professional and civic communities.

Registration and networking begins at 8 a.m., followed by opening remarks from UNO President John Nicklow and John Williams, dean of the UNO College of Business Administration. The seminar will be moderated by Robert Penick, interim director of the Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research.

The New Orleans regional economy will be the focus of the first panel. Quentin Messer Jr., of the New Orleans Business Alliance, will discuss the growth and prospects for the New Orleans economy, while Linda Prudhomme of the Port of South Louisiana will focus on the River Region. John Williams’ presentation on New Orleans’ hotels and tourism will emphasize recently announced hotel developments and their economic impacts. 

The next two panels will address the trends and outlooks for the real estate market. The commercial real estate panelists include Kirsten Early and Sandra Corrigan of SRSA Commercial Real Estate and Henry “Hank” Tatje of the real estate appraisal and consulting firm Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield and Tatje, Inc. The residential real estate panel will feature Larry Schedler of Larry G. Schedler & Associates and Richard Haase of Latter and Blum, Inc.

The cost to attend the seminar is $40, if registered by May 6, and $45 at the door. The event is free to UNO faculty, staff and students, who also must register. To register and for a detailed agenda, visit www.realestate.uno.edu. Louisiana Real Estate Commission continuing education credits of four hours have been applied for.