ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 12, 2013 — The real estate market plays a vital role in Florida’s economy, and figuring out what may lie ahead in 2014 is a key question for policymakers, residents and Realtors® alike.
Several highly respected economists will share their insights on the state’s real estate market and economy during Florida Realtors® 2014 Real Estate and Economic Summit on Dec. 10, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The conference takes place at the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel, 5445 Forbes Place, Orlando, Fla., 32812. Many local Realtor associations have signed up to obtain a live feed of the event to enable their Realtor members to participate via webinar by going to their local organizations.
“Florida Realtors is bringing together expert economic forecasters to discuss what they see happening in Florida and nationally in the year ahead,” says Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. John Tuccillo. “Besides getting the early lowdown on 2014 for the housing market and the economy, Realtor members can learn how to use location to support and target marketing efforts. This event features one of the finest panels ever assembled of respected, top-tier analysts in Florida and nationally.”
Speakers include Dr. Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac chief economist; Dr. Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Institute of Economic Competitiveness; Dr. Grant Thrall, a former University of Florida (UF) professor who pioneered the field of business geography; and Dr. John Tuccillo, Florida Realtors chief economist.
During the summit, Dr. Nothaft will discuss the outlook for the national economy and offer insights into the changing mortgage market, while Dr. Snaith will provide an overview of Florida’s economic climate in the coming year. Dr. Thrall will discuss the science of business geography, providing insight into how location and consumer behavior intersect. Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. John Tuccillo will offer an overview of the revival and growth of Florida’s housing markets with research from the Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis department.
“We encourage Realtors to go to their local association for the economic summit webinar and discover what’s ahead in 2014,” says 2013 Florida Realtors President Dean Asher, broker-owner with Don Asher & Associates Inc. in Orlando. “Learn what real estate trends may be developing for next year – the insight you’ll gain could offer business opportunities into 2014 and beyond.”