September 11, 2019

Top Economists to Visit Columbia to Give Real Estate Forecast

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, the BIA of Central South Carolina, Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Central Carolina REALTORS® Association (CCRA), and Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Columbia will host a Midlands Real Estate Forecast conference at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201. This event will take place from 8:30-11:30AM.

This year’s guest speaker is Robert Dietz, Ph.D., Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Dietz focuses on housing market analysis, forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research. He has testified before Congress on housing, economic and tax issues. He is a leading expert on home construction analysis and trends and has been cited and appeared on CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and other news media. Robert is a native of Dayton, Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 2003.

In addition, Mark Vitner, Managing Director and Senior Economist at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, will be speaking. Vitner’s job responsibility is tracking U.S. and regional economic trends. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, he also writes for the company’s Monthly Economic Outlook Report and the Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary, provides regular updates on the housing markets, commercial real estate, regional economies, consumer spending, and issues impacting small business.

Registration for this event is currently open, please register HERE.

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