UNO, Latter & Blum To Present Annual Economic Outlook And Real Estate Forecast Seminar

NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 28th Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar on Friday, May 5, on the UNO campus, in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom of the University Center, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

         This annual seminar brings together people from a wide cross-section of the region’s business, professional and civic communities, organizers said.

         Registration and networking begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by opening remarks from UNO President John Nicklow and John Williams, dean of the UNO College of Business Administration. The seminar will be moderated by Robert Penick, interim director of the Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research.

         The opening panel will discuss redevelopment and revitalization projects in the CBD, Mid-City and Tulane Avenue Corridor, as well as the adaptive reuse of office buildings and other properties into hotels and how these projects are affecting the city now and into the future. Cullen Maumas of the New Orleans Redevelopment Fund and Chris Ross of NAI/Latter & Blum and Kurt Weigle of the Downtown Development District of New Orleans are the featured panelists.

         The next two panels will address the trends and outlooks for the real estate market. The Commercial Real Estate panel includes Stephanie Hilferty of SRSA Commercial Real Estate and Cres Gardner of Beau Box of New Orleans, while the Residential Real Estate panel is comprised of Larry Schedler of Larry G. Schedler & Associates and Richard Haase of Latter & Blum, Inc.

         The cost to attend the seminar is $50 if registered by May 1, and $65 at the door.

         The event is free to UNO faculty, staff and students, who also must register.

         Attendees can apply for four hours of Louisiana Real Estate Commission continuing education credits.


         The 2017 Dr. Ivan Miestchovich UNO/Latter & Blum Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for Metropolitan New Orleans’s agenda includes:

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Networking


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. John Williams, dean, College of Business Administration

Dr. John Nicklow, president, University of New Orleans

Seminar Moderator

Dr. Robert Penick, interim director, UNO Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research & Adjunct Professor, University of New Orleans; Vice President & CFO, Latter & Blum, Inc.


8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Redeveloping New Orleans

• Cullan Maumas, director of development, New Orleans Redevelopment Fund

• Chris Ross, director, Hospitality Division, NAI/Latter & Blum, Inc.

• Kurt Weigle, president & CEO, Downtown Development District of New Orleans


10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.


Sponsored by UNO International Alumni Association


10:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Real Estate Panels: Trends and Outlook


10:40 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Commercial Real Estate Panel


• Retail Market

Stephanie Hilferty, Sales & Leasing Associate, SRSA Commercial Real Estate


• Office Market

Cres Gardner, vice president, Beau Box of New Orleans


11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Residential Real Estate Panel


• Single Family

Richard Haase, president, Latter & Blum, Inc.


• Apartments

Larry Schedler, president, Larry G. Schedler & Associates 2017 executive partner


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