The HBA of Metro Portland and The Parr Company Sponsor Key Industry Event
The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metropolitan Portland is pleased to present the annual Housing Forecast Breakfast sponsored by The Parr Company again this year.
The 2013 event will take place on December 5, 2012 at the Oregon Convention Center. The event attracts a who’s who of the building industry, including builders, remodelers, sub-contractors, realtors, suppliers and other industry professionals. The event provides the building industry with an economic outlook for the upcoming year. The 2013 outlook is expected to be much more optimistic than the past three years as the region continues in a trend of economic recovery. The event will focus on the state of the national and local economy and its effect on the residential housing industry at the national and regional level. Additional topics will include the outlook for the Portland Metro area, the status of available lots, land supply, permits and financing, and their effects on business.
A highly anticipated event for Portland-area residential building industry, this year’s Forecast Breakfast will feature a panel of three respected economic experts.
“We are proud to, again, have the honor of sponsoring the HBA’s forecast breakfast. As a company deeply rooted in the building industry, we are looking forward to a positive 2013 forecast,” said David Hamill, Chief Executive Officer of The Parr Company.
The speakers at this year’s event are:
Robert Denk, Ph.D. – Assistant Vice President for Forecasting and Analysis – National Association of Home Builders. His responsibilities include developing econometric models of national, state and metropolitan area housing activity, as well as providing ad hoc analyses on a range of housing sector issues.
Dr. Tom Potiowsky – Director of Northwest Economic Research Center – Portland State University. Dr. Potiowsky is the chair of the Economics Department at PSU and was the Co-Director of the Applied Economics Research Group. Tom was appointed as State Economist in 1999 through 2006 and again in 2008 through 2011.
Ken Perry – President and CEO of Broker Knowledge Group, a training and consulting firm that specializes in mortgage, real estate and finance education. Perry has 15 years of mortgage industry experience. Perry is dedicated to providing unique, educational information by mixing passion and humor with extreme knowledge in his presentations
About the 2013 Forecast Breakfast Presented by The Parr Company: The 2013 Forecast Breakfast will take place December 5, 2012 at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, Ore. 97232. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. for a pre-program trade show. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $60 per person prior to November 28, afterward $70 per person. To register and to find details about group and corporate VIP tickets click here.