ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, Spring 2021


2021-05-19T13:00:00 - 2021-05-19T14:00:00

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    During this members-only webinar, hear a lively debate between leading economists and analysts who participated in the Real Estate Economic Forecast survey as they explain or defend their opinions.
    Registration is complimentary and open to ULI members only.
    How do the experts see key economic and real estate indicators moving by the end of 2021, 2022, and 2023? How have forecasts changed from six months earlier? And why? What signals are the experts watching for in real estate as they gauge recovery? Where do the experts agree and disagree? During this members-only webinar, hear a lively debate between leading economists and analysts who participated in the Real Estate Economic Forecast survey as they explain or defend their opinions. Ask questions or challenge their views about what’s ahead for the real estate industry in 2021 and beyond.



    Suzanne Mulvee

    Senior Vice President, Research and Strategy, GID

    Suzanne Mulvee serves as Senior Vice President of Research and Strategy at GID and is responsible for creating actionable insights into economic drivers, capital market trends, and real estate fundamentals to maximize risk-adjusted returns across real estate cycles. Prior to joining GID, Mulvee was a Director and Real Estate Strategist at CoStar Portfolio Strategy and PPR. There, she was a consultant to some of the largest investment managers, life insurers, pension funds, banks, and private equity funds in the U.S., providing independent expertise in real estate market, portfolio, and mortgage risk analysis.


    Michael Acton

    Managing Director, AEW Capital Management, L.P.

    Mr. Acton is a Managing Director of the firm and AEW’s Head of Research with responsibility for directing the activities of AEW Research, the firm’s in-house research group. He works closely with the Fund’s investment management team in the development of the Fund’s investment strategy and criteria. Mr. Acton joined the firm in 1990 and has 35 years of experience as an economic analyst and forecaster. He is a standing member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Risk Management Committee. The resources of AEW Research are an integral part of AEW’s investment process and Mr. Acton works closely with senior professionals in all areas of the firm to develop investment strategies that match clients’ risk/reward objectives with market opportunities. Mr. Acton is also a member of the firm’s Compliance Committee. Prior to joining AEW, he was with DRI/McGraw-Hill where he managed the Metropolitan Area Forecasting Service. He is a graduate of Bates College (B.A.), and a CFA charterholder, as well as a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Boston.


    Matt Anderson

    Managing Director, Trepp LLC

    Matthew Anderson is Managing Director of Trepp, LLC, the leading provider of CMBS and commercial mortgage information, analytics and technology to the global securities and investment management industries. Mr. Anderson founder of Foresight Analytics, a real estate and bank research firm that was acquired by Trepp in February 2010. With a consulting career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Anderson has consulted for major commercial banks, global investors, insurance companies, investment banks and hedge funds. His most recent work has centered around distress in real estate markets and risk analysis in the financial sector. Mr. Anderson earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has been quoted in major media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Economist and American Banker, and has appeared on TV and radio.


    Lee Menifee

    Managing Director, Head of Americas Investment Research, PGIM Real Estate

    Lee Menifee is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and head of Americas Investment Research. Based in Madison, New Jersey, Lee is responsible for leading PGIM Real Estate’s research efforts and overseeing the research teams that support PGIM Real Estate’s investment management activities in the United States and Latin America. He is a member of the U.S. and Latin America Investment Committees. Before joining PGIM Real Estate, Lee was at the real estate investment management firm American Realty Advisors, where he led the firm’s research capability, supporting portfolio, asset management, acquisitions, and marketing functions. Prior to that, Lee was managing editor of Global Real Estate Strategy for BCA Research, a leading provider of global macro research, where he was responsible for product development. Previously, Lee worked at CBRE Investors for 14 years where he held various roles within research and was most recently a senior director of Global Strategy. Lee has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and planning from the University of California Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Southern California.