This webinar will take place Wednesday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m. ET
How do the experts see key economic and real estate indicators moving by the end of 2016, 2017 and 2018? During this members-only webinar, hear a lively debate between leading economists and analysts who participated in the Consensus Forecast survey as they explain or defend their views. Ask questions or challenge consensus about what’s ahead for the real estate industry in 2016 and beyond.
About the Panelists
Jeffrey Havsy, Americas chief economist, CBRE Econometric Advisors
As CBRE’s Americas Chief Economist, Jeffrey provides the broader commercial real estate community with thought leadership on real estate trends, the macro-economy and economic events. He works with investors, occupiers and other users of commercial real estate to better understand real estate and capital markets in order to make better investment and leasing choices. He is also responsible for guiding the CBRE Econometric Advisors (CBRE EA) team. CBRE EA provides best-of-class research, data, analytical tools and forecasting services to its clients. With its staff of highly-qualified economists, CBRE EA assists clients in achieving maximum returns while managing risk in commercial real estate.
Before joining CBRE, Jeff served as the Director of Research at National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries. During his time there, he created and published a monthly thought piece to explain NCREIF data, analyze trends and educate membership on new topics, including for senior leadership a quarterly executive summary with additional data from NAREIT to summarize investment returns in the public and private markets. Jeff also worked as a Global Strategist with Property & Portfolio Analytics, leading the company’s global expansion effort by coordinating real estate market coverage across North America, Europe and Asia. As a Vice President at Equity Office Properties, he spearheaded long-term strategic research projects to support and advance the company’s $25 billion portfolio and future expansion.
Jeff currently serves as a board member of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI). He has co-authored several research papers, including “The Case of Real Estate,” “Derivatives Markets: How Far Does Real Estate Have to Go,” and “The Use of Leverage by Institutional Investors: Pros, Cons and Implementation Considerations.” He is also a Homer Hoyt Fellow.
Jeff holds a masters in economics from University of Virginia and a B.A. in Economics from Lehigh University.
Peter Linneman, principal, Linneman Associates (moderator)
Dr. Peter Linneman, Principal of Linneman Associates, CEO of KL Realty, and American Land Fund, is Professor Emeritus, Real Estate, Finance, and Business Public Policy at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Linneman widely recognized as a leading strategic thinker and investment advisor, has been cited as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate by Realtor Magazine, and one of the 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate by the New York Observer.
He is an avid sports enthusiast and scuba diver.
Married 42 years, he has no children.
Mary Ludgin, managing director, Heitman
Mary Ludgin is a Managing Director at Heitman, where she serves as the firm’s Director of Global Investment Research. She is a partner of the firm and she holds a seat on its investment, valuation and global management committees. Mary is the author of numerous articles and studies related to real estate market conditions, portfolio diversification and investment strategy. Prior to joining Heitman, Mary was an urban planner and she worked in retail site location. She holds an AB from Vassar College and an MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Among her professional affiliations, Mary is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and she is a member of the board of the Real Estate Research Institute. She served as Chairman of the Board of the Pension Real Estate Association and President of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries. She became a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Real Estate Research in 2000 and has been a member of Lambda Alpha since 1988. Mary is a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and she served two terms on its board. She is also a member of the board of the Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago and the Oak Park Economic Development Corporation.
Martha Peyton, managing director, TIAA-CREF
Martha Peyton is managing director, head of Mark-to-Market Accounts, and co-head of Global Real Estate Research for TIAA Global Real Assets. Ms. Peyton has 35 years of financial industry experience, including positions with HSBC/Marine Midland Bank’s Credit Policy division and Domestic Economics group. She previously taught economics at Fordham University and Manhattanville College. Ms. Peyton holds a B.A., an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University and holds the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designation. She is past chair of the Pension Real Estate Association Research Committee, past president of the Real Estate Research Institute, and an emeritus member of the International Council of Shopping Centers Research Advisory Task Force.