The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland and the Parr Company are proud to present the annual Housing Forecast Breakfast. Speaker biographies are available below. Click here for a link to the full presentation slide show.
Robert Denk – Assistant VP, Forecasting & Analysis, National Association of Home Builders
Mr Denk’s 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. Mr. Denk has been an economist in Washington DC for over 20 years working in the private, non-profit and government sectors. Mr. Denk received a B.S. from the College of Social Sciences at Michigan State University and an M.A. in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Tom Potiowsky – Director of Northwest Economic Research Center, Portland State University
Dr. Tom Potiowsky is the chair of the Economics Department at PSU and Director of the Northwest Economic Research Center. Tom was appointed as State Economist in 1999 through 2006 and again in 2008 through 2011. He brings years of experience taking complicated economic analysis and results, and turning it into a meaningful, understandable presentation for policymakers and stakeholders. He has also published many articles for trade magazines, articles for edited books, conference proceedings, and selections of conference paper presentations.
Ken Perry – President and CEO of Broker Knowledge Group
Broker Knowledge Group is a training and consulting firm that specializes in mortgage, real estate and finance education. As a 15-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Ken’s vast interactions training mortgage professionals inspired him to pursue his dream of bringing positive change to the mortgage industry on a much larger scale. Broker Knowledge Group is an approved course provider of the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) and is dedicated to bringing a unique, not-what-you-expect style of education to its clients by mixing passion and humor with extreme knowledge. As a native Californian, born and raised in the Bay area, Ken’s center of operations is now based in Portland, OR, although his speaking engagements take him all over the United States. Ken currently lives in Camas, WA with his wife and three children.
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