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2016 Economic Forecast to Feature insight from James A. Wood, Ivory-Boyer Senior Fellow at The Policy Institute at the University of Utah

Posted by on August 5th, 2016


The UAA and IREM have combined to bring you The 2016 Economic Forecast that will be held at the Salt Lake Board of Realtors in Sandy on Tuesday, September 13th, 2017. Registration begins at 8:30 AM.  The 3 hours of Utah Real Estate CE Credit, will begin promptly at 9 AM and go to Noon. 

James A. Wood

We are pleased to have our local expert, James A. Wood, Ivory-Boyer Senior Fellow at The Policy Institute at the University of Utah as our Featured Speaker. Mr. Wood has over 40 years’ experience in his specialty of research, analysis and commentary on the housing, construction and real estate industries, as well as the Utah economy. 

Mr. Wood graduated from the University of Utah in Finance in 1967 and did graduate work in economics at the University of Utah from 1970 to 1974.  From 1975 to 2002 he was a senior research analyst at the Bureau of Economic Research at the University of Utah and since 2002 has served as Director.  His areas of research specialization are: (1) housing (2) construction (3) real estate and (4) economic development.  He currently serves as a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, State of Utah Revenue Assumptions Committee, the Salt Lake Downtown Alliance Development Committee, past president of the Wasatch Front Economic Forum and a member of the board of Salt Lake Neighborhood Housing Services.  He has published over 100 articles and studies on topics related to the Utah economy.

UAA Industry Insights Report
The new Utah Apartment Association, Industry Insights Report compiled in a partnership with Rentler. This report contains detailed, aggregated analysis for the entire state, major counties, and most significant submarkets along the Wasatch Front. By using information provided by members, industry partners and other databases we are able to present you with timely information about the neighborhoods where your properties are located, including average rent by type and by square foot.

CBRE will discuss the must know information on vacancy, absorption, income and expense reports.

Mike Ostermiller
Mike Ostermiller will give the legislative update for the year. Mr. Ostermiller is currently a partner at Kyler, Kohler, Ostermiller and Sorensen, LLP (KKOS). Since joining KKOS in 2002, Mike’s practice has emphasized legislative advocacy, lobbying and local government affairs. Together with Chris Kyler, Mike is now the registered lobbyist and legislative advocate for a wide array of prestigious and diversified clients representing policy areas such as real estate, construction, health care, small businesses, utilities, large corporations, education, construction design, finance, land- use and development, appropriations, land-fill/waste disposal, tax policy and think tanks. Mike has been recognized by Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in the areas of government affairs and real estate.

Bill McCarthy
We will also be pleased to hear form Bill McCarthy, IREM National Senior Vice President. William P.J. McCarthy is a senior vice president of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He is founder, president and owner of W.P.J. McCarthy and Company, Ltd, AMO, a real estate development, management and consulting organization headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia.

McCarthy earned his CPM designation in 1989. In addition to his current involvement on the IREM Executive Committee, McCarthy is a board member of the IREM Foundation. He served previously on other IREM committees and was a director and president of IREM’s British Columbia Chapter.

McCarthy also has been active in the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC), and in 2009-10 was its 55th president. He has been involved in the Counselors of Real Estate, serving as the Chair of its Ethics Committee and as a vice-chair of the organization. Additionally, he an author, lecturer and educator on real estate and related topics.  He has authored three real estate textbooks, and wrote a real estate column for several years.  He has taught business and real estate ethics and commercial leasing and negotiating across Canada. McCarthy also does strategic real estate consulting both for clients and on pro bono basis for several community and not-for-profit organizations.

McCarthy is a graduate of Douglas College, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and Newman Theological College and Athabasco University. He holds six university degrees and ten professional designations. He has been a licensed real estate agent for more than 26 years. 

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