The 9th annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symposium was held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Loyola University's Roussel Hall. Thank you to all of our presenters, those who attended the sold-out event, and everyone who helped make it the most successful Forecast event yet. Speaker presentations from the program have been added below.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020!

Registration for the 10th annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symposium will be coming in August 2020.


Check back for updates on the 2020 Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symosium program and speakers.

The Dance of Value: Cap Rates, Cost & Geography
Henry W. "Hank" Tatje, III, MAI - Vice-President, Argote, Derbes & Tatje, LLC

Financing the Gap: Capital Market Solutions
Troy Villafarra, Managing Director, Crescent Growth Capital
Chad Owens, Vice-President, NorthMarq Capital

The Triple Play of Tourism: The Airport, Hospitality & Convention Center
Mark Romig, CEO, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
Tim Hemphill, Convention Center
Kevin Dolliole, New Orleans Aviation Director, Louis Armstrong International Airport

Banking New Orleans: The Future is Today
Guy Williams, President, Gulf Coast Bank

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New Orleans as an Innovation Economy - Evolution of an Ecosystem
Jon Atkinson, CEO, The Idea Village

The Trend Line: What Does the Data Say?
Wade Ragas, Ph.D., MAI, Real Property Associates

The Residential Market:  Taking a Pulse
Bill Bliss, Managing Broker, Lakeview Latter & Blum, Inc.

The Convention Center: Positioning for 21st Century Tourism
Michael Sawaya, President & General Manager, Morial Convention Center

New Orleans: Leveraging World Connectivity
Caitlin Cain, CEO, World Trade Center

The BioMedical District: An Engine for Innovation & Development
Dr. Gene D'Amour, Special Assistant to the President, Xavier University
Chairman, Bio District Board of Directors

Banking New Orleans: Financing in a Connected Economy, Part 1
Banking New Orleans: Financing in a Connected Economy, Part 2
Guy Williams, President, Gulf Coast Bank