Wednesday, May 25, 2016

UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore

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The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore region on Friday, June 10 in Covington. It will take place at the Clarion Inn and Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The annual seminar focuses on trends and outlooks for the I-10/I-12 corridor of the North Shore. The event is named for the late Ivan Miestchovich, who passed away last year. Miestchovich was a UNO faculty member in the College of Business Administration for nearly four decades and a renowned expert in real estate and economic development.

Registration and networking will begin at 8 a.m., followed by opening remarks from John Williams, dean of the College of Business Administration, President John Nicklow and St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister. The seminar’s moderator will be Robert Penick, interim director of UNO’s Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research.

The first panel, focused on North Shore economic development, will feature Michael Olivier, CEO of the Louisiana Committee of 100, and Brenda Bertus, CEO of the St. Tammany Parish Economic Development Foundation.

The next two panels will focus on commercial and residential real estate trends. On the commercial side, Chris Abadie, vice president and manager of commercial brokerage for Stirling Properties, will discuss commercial real estate trends in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes. He will be joined on the panel by Randall “Randy” Boughton, an associate broker with NAI/Latter & Blum, who will discuss activity in Livingston Parish. Turning to residential real estate trends, Larry Schedler, president of Larry G. Schedler & Associates, will discuss apartments and Richard Haase, president of Latter & Blum, Inc., will join Haase on the panel to examine trends in single family homes.

The deadline to register for the North Shore event is Monday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m. There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee. UNO faculty, staff and students may attend at no charge but must still register online using a UNO email address. The Louisiana Real Estate Commission has applied to grant 4 hours of continuing education credit for seminar attendance. Click here for more information about the event. Click here to register.