2024 Economic Summit
WHEN: Thursday | January 11, 2024 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: Denver Police Protective Association and PPA Event Center | 2105 Decatur Street Denver, CO 80211
WHAT: As interest rates teeter on the edge, affecting the industry's dynamics, everyone is wondering about the trajectory of home prices and the role of inflation in this complex equation. While experts grapple with soaring rates and Realtors navigate industry challenges, our lineup of expert speakers is poised to provide insights into what lies ahead in 2024.
With Fannie Mae economists predicting a "mild recession" and interest rates maintaining unexpected highs, there's a lot to talk about and we're ready to cover it all! From the pulse of the housing market, real estate trends and interest rates to housing inventory, employment shifts and local & national economic forecasts this event is your go-to to gain a comprehensive understanding of the real estate market and the U.S. economy in the coming year.
Attendees will receive 2 hours of CE credit AND walk away with decks from each of our phenomenal speakers. BE SURE TO REGISTER NOW! Tickets will NOT be available at the door.
- Elliot Eisenberg, President & Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC and a nationally acclaimed economist & public speaker
- Meredith Moon, Chief Economist and Director of Economic Competitiveness, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
- Mike Kboudi, Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield
- Libby Levinson-Katz, Chair of the DMAR Market Trends Committee
- Nicole Rueth, SVP of The Rueth Team of Movement Mortgage
CE CREDITS: 2 (If you are an Industry Partner AND Realtor® and want to receive CE credit, please register as a Realtor®.)
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About Our Speakers
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., President & Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States. He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70-word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com. Dr. Eisenberg has spoken hundreds of business groups and associations, serving as keynote speaker on topics including economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding, consequences of government regulation, and other current economic issues. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on talk, and public radio. Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than 100 articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, financial institutions and investment advisory groups. Elliot’s interests include walking at least five miles a day and reading as many newspapers as he can get his hands on. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!
Meredith Moon, Chief Economist and Director of Economic Competitiveness, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Meredith Moon currently serves as the Chief Economist and Director of Economic Competitiveness at the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation after working for the State of Colorado since 2017. At MDEDC, Meredith’s team provides economic and demographic data, economic forecasts and industry cluster analysis for their economic development efforts, as well as providing similar consulting services to other economic development partners in the region. She first served as an economist for Legislative Council Staff, where she contributed to the quarterly economic and revenue forecast and performed fiscal analysis on tax-centric legislation and ballot measures. In 2021, she transitioned to the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting as Chief of Fiscal Strategy, where she led the office’s efforts on the $700 million Colorado Recovery Plan and on Senate Bill 21-260, which overhauled transportation finance in the state. She led on FY 2022-23 budget development as Deputy Director and then headed up the Governor’s quarterly economic and revenue forecast and economic development team. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2015 to pursue her Master’s in International Economics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, she worked in Hispanic-focused marketing and advertising in Dallas, Texas, after living abroad for several years.
Mike Kboudi, Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield
Mike Kboudi has specialized in the sale and leasing of vacant land parcels throughout the Denver Metropolitan area and along the Front Range of Colorado. Over the last five years he has represented clients and acquisition of over 2,000 acres totaling an impressive $45 million. Through this effort Mr. Kboudi has gained valuable experience handling complex transaction involving a myriad of financial and development requirements. In 2000, Mike was recognized by the Denver Board of Realtors as the 2nd most productive land broker in the state of Colorado, having posted an impressive sales volume in excess of $16 million. His large client base continues to grow through strong work ethic and vast market knowledge. Most recently, Mike was named the Top Land Broker in the 2023 Heavy Hitters by DMCAR with a production of $105,667,249 in 2022. Way to go! Mike earned his BA from the University of Texas, and a Master of Education from the University of Houston. He is also very active in the Denver community, spending much of his free time volunteering for several philanthropic endeavors including Junior Achievement, Brokers for Battered Kids, The Rose Foundation, and Ocean Journey. His energy, people skills and analytical background have made Mike an effective Commercial Real Estate Consultant
Libby Levinson-Katz, Realtor® and Chair of the DMAR Market Trends Committee
In 2006, Libby became one of Kentwood’s youngest independent agents. Since then, she’s been recognized by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors® (DMAR) for ten consecutive years of excellence, selling more than $100 million in residential real estate. Libby has been featured in magazines such as 5280 and Top Producer, various newspapers, Channel 9 News, Denver 7 News, and on HGTV. She has also earned the highest credentials in residential real estate sales: Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate Realtor Institute and Certified International Property Specialist. As a key player on DMAR’s nationally influential Market Trends Committee, Libby has her fingers on the pulse of the Denver real estate market. As a former director for the National Association of Realtors®, Colorado Association of Realtors® along as well as DMAR’s board of directors.
In 2021, Libby teamed with Elizabeth Sacerdoti to create Vesta Homes, with the shared vision of offering clients a level of service, experience and market knowledge rarely seen in the real estate industry.
Nicole Rueth, Branch Manager, SVP of The Rueth Team of Movement Mortgage
Nicole Rueth has been passionately advising clients on their home financing strategies for over 15 years. Her path has been as non-conventional as it is a benefit to her clients. As a BBA Finance graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she went to work for Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting as a strategic business reengineering consultant. Nicole’s draws on her past experience of managing 100 person teams and facilitating million-dollar solutions allows her to negotiate, analyze and provide creative solutions for her clients where other lenders fall short. After the birth of their three children, Nicole stepped out of her corporate traveling schedule and went to work for a friend to reinvigorate and redesign his mortgage company. Here is where she found her passion. Where others in the industry were focused on the “deal”, she developed a passion for helping the client first. Focused on building her knowledge capital, Nicole started in the operations side of Mortgage Financing, including warehouse management, lender relationships, FHA/HUD approval, post-closing, and loan product management. This background before originating mortgage loans gives Nicole’s clients a success ratio unparalleled in the industry. Added to that, Nicole offers her clients a closing guarantee; putting her reputation behind her commitment to closing on time and under budget every time. As one of the top 1% lending teams in the country, as recognized by Mortgage Executive Magazine and Denver’s own 5280 Magazine Five Star Professional, and Englewood’s Top Companies, her team’s expert knowledge of the industry and high level of professionalism will be hard at work for you and your family.