Outlook

Change is all around us and if the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that we have had to be nimble, willing to try new things, and stay vigilant as we adapt to a new normal. CBER’s Outlook this Spring will focus on what the new normal is — the “endemic economy” — as we move from one phase of the pandemic to another and what we can expect in the coming year.

Join us and our event partner, UNLV Lied Center for Real Estate, as we examine CBER’s economic forecasts for the United States and Southern Nevada, and bring together keynote speakers, and subject-matter experts for conversations on housing, workforce, inflation, and economic diversification.

Our program for Outlook will focus on the following:

  • Economic forecasts (population growth, GDP, gaming, tourism, employment, etc.) for this year through early 2024.
  • The transition of the pandemic to an endemic and what that means for tourism, workers, inflation, economic diversification, etc.
  • UNLV Lied Center for Real Estate will lead a panel and presentations on housing and the opportunities and challenges ahead for the industry in Southern Nevada.

Outlook 2022 Event Details

When:

Wednesday, April 20

Time:

7:30 am to 10:00 am (Pacific).

Cost:

$100 Early-bird General Admission (before March 20)
$125 General Admission (after March 20)
$50 Faculty
$25 Students

Event Partners:

UNLV Lied Center for Real Estate
The Economics Club of Las Vegas

Master of Ceremonies

Andrew Woods, Director portraitAndrew brings more than 15 years of experience as a business and public affairs professional, complimented with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from American University, scholarly work at University College London, and a master’s degree in public policy from The University of Chicago.

Prior to joining UNLV’s CBER, Andrew started and ran a successful economic analysis, financial management, and public affairs consulting firm, as CEO of Woods Strategies, in Las Vegas, Nevada. His expertise in applying data and research to strengthen organizations and communities has led him to hold many leadership positions both in the public and private sectors. He is known for his financial acumen, vision, reliability, and integrity.

Andrew has been involved in the public policy process on behalf of his clients and has a passion for data-driven solutions to complex problems. Andrew’s knowledge of and interest in a variety of diverse policy issues is why he is a regular contributor to journalism outlets such as Nevada Public Radio and the Las Vegas Sun.

Speakers

Commercial Real Estate Markets Speaker

Jamie Woodwell,
Vice President in the Research and Economics Group
Mortgage Bankers Association

Jamie Woodwell portrait

VP of Research and Economics, Mortgage Bankers Association

Jamie Woodwell is Vice President in the Research and Economics group at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), where he oversees MBA’s research and related activities covering the commercial and multifamily real estate markets.

Jamie and his work are regularly cited in the media, on Capitol Hill and in regulatory settings. He is a regular speaker at industry and corporate events; has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg and in other popular and trade press; and testified before the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP. Jamie initiated many of MBA’s research activities and created MBA’s Peer Business Roundtables and the CREF Careers program.

Jamie joined MBA in 2004 from Fannie Mae, where he was responsible for multifamily data initiatives. He has also served as senior director of business development at CapitalThinking in New York, research director at the WMF Group in Virginia, and research manager at the National League of Cities in Washington, D.C.

Jamie is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Counselors of Real Estate, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and other professional and industry groups.

Jamie received his bachelor’s degree in economics and American studies from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He earned his master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Outlook Conference Keynote

Mary C. Daly,
President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Mary C. Daly portrait

Mary Daly, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve, in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, October 22, 2021. Photographer: David Paul Morris

Mary Colleen Daly is an American economist, who became the 13th President and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on October 1, 2018. Accordingly, she serves on the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee on a rotating basis. Previously, Daly was the Executive Vice President and Director of Research of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, which she joined as an economist in 1996.

As an economist, Mary has published widely on topics such as wage growth and income inequality, disability insurance and policy, and indices of happiness. She has held visiting research positions at the Congressional Budget Office, Cornell University’s School of Public Policy, and multiple universities and research institutes in California. She is a research associate at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, a research institute and international network in labor economics affiliated with the University of Bonn, Germany.

Mary earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. She also completed a National Institute of Aging post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University.

A native of Ballwin, Missouri, Mary lives in Oakland, California, with her wife Shelly.

Housing Keynote Speaker

Douglas G. Duncan,
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of Fannie Mae

Douglas G. Duncan portrait

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of Fannie Mae

Douglas G. Duncan is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae where he is responsible for forecasts and analyses of the economy and the housing and mortgage markets. Duncan also oversees strategic research regarding the potential impact of external factors on the housing industry. He leads the House Price Forecast Working Group reporting to the Finance Committee.

Under his leadership, Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group (ESR) won the NABE Outlook Award, presented annually for the most accurate GDP and Treasury note yield forecasts, in both 2015 and 2016 – the first recipient in the award’s history to capture the honor two years in a row. In addition, ESR was awarded by Pulsenomics for the best home price forecast.

Named one of Bloomberg/BusinessWeek’s 50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate, Duncan is Fannie Mae’s source for information and analyses on demographics and the external business and economic environment; the implications of changes in economic activity on the company’s strategy and execution; and for forecasting overall housing, economic, and mortgage market activity.

Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Duncan was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association. His experience also includes work on the Financial Institutions Project at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and service as a LEGIS Fellow and staff member with the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs for Congressman Bill McCollum in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Duncan received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University and his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota State University.

Economic Forecast by Stephen M. Miller

PROFESSOR, UNLV CENTER FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Dr. Stephen M. Miller portrait

Stephen M. Miller served as director of the Center for Business and Economic Research for the last six years. He is the former chair of the Board of Directors of The Economic Club of Las Vegas, a professor of economics, and former department chair in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Prior to that, he was professor of economics and department head at the University of Connecticut. He also held visiting positions with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and with the Congressional Budget Office. He received higher education training at Purdue University, receiving his bachelor’s degree with distinction in Engineering Sciences Engineering (a part of the Aeronautical Engineering School), and at the State University of New York at Buffalo, receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics.

At UNLV, he developed with one of his M.A. students, Mustafa Gunaydin, the CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes. These indexes track the contemporaneous and future movements in the Nevada employment markets. After becoming Director of CBER, he developed general coincident and leading indexes for the Nevada and Southern Nevada. These indexes track the contemporaneous and future movements in the overall Nevada and Southern Nevada economies.

Event Schedule

11:00am – Doors open

11:30am – Lunch, coffee, and pre-program networking event

12:00pm – Welcome remarks, CBER Director, Andrew Woods

12:15pm – Remarks and introduction of Secretary Yellen by UNLV President, Keith Whitfield

12:30pm – Pre-recorded remarks and question and answer by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

1:15pm – Introduction and remarks by Lee Business School Dean, Gerry Sanders

1:20pm – 2022 and 2023 Economic forecast and fireside chat with Stephen Miller, Ph.D.

2:00pm – Las Vegas entrepreneurship and innovation panel

2:30pm – Nevada Economic, Business, and Workforce Commentary Panel

3:15pm – Closing remarks

Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Franklin: $10,000

Franklin sponsors will receive 10 in-person and 5 virtual tickets to our end-of-year Outlook. They will have a dedicated table in the front row. Their corporate logos will be displayed at the beginning, during breaks, and end of the program as well as in our final digital Outlook forecast book, which every attendee will receive at the end of the conference. The emcee will publicly thank Franklin sponsors at the beginning and end of the program.

Tubman: $5,000

Tubman sponsors will receive 5 in-person and 5 virtual tickets to our end-of-year Outlook. They have a dedicated half table. Their corporate logos will be displayed at the beginning, during breaks, and end of the program as well as in our final digital Outlook forecast book, which every attendee will receive at the end of the conference. The emcee will publicly thank Tubman sponsors at the beginning and end of the program.

Hamilton: $2,500

Hamilton sponsors will receive 5 in-person tickets or 5 virtual tickets to our end-of-year Outlook. Their corporate logos will be displayed at the beginning, during breaks, and end of the program as well as in our final digital Outlook forecast book, which every attendee will receive at the end of the conference.

Lincoln: $1,000

Lincoln sponsorships will go towards the networking happy hour at the end of the program from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Sponsors will have their logo displayed during the post-program happy hour. Their sponsorship will cover the cost of beverages and light hors-d’oeuvres. They will receive 2 in-person or 2 virtual tickets.