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Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies Holds Forum on Residential Market June 20

Campus News  |  Jun 17, 2013  |  By Megan Downs
Media Contact: Megan Downs, Office of Media Relations (702) 895-0898

What

The UNLV Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, will hold a real estate forum about Nevada's residential real estate market.

When

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, June 20.

Where

The Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas.

Details

The event will feature four guest speakers addressing current conditions of the national and statewide residential real estate markets.

  • Ophelia Basgal, regional administrator of the Department of Housing and Urban Development will speak about legislation and policies that will impact the housing market.
  • Dennis Smith, CEO of Home Builders Research, Inc., will provide an overview of current home-builder activity.
  • Luis Lopez, data analyst at the UNLV Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies, will discuss recent market trends in Nevada.
  • Stephen Miller, professor of economics at UNLV Lee Business School, will present on national economic and residential housing trends.

The forum is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so and RSVP is required. Members of the public can register by contacting the Nevada Department of Business and Industry at 702-486-2750 or biinfo@business.nv.gov.

The Nevada Housing Forum is funded by sponsorship of the Nevada Association of Realtors and the Housing Data and Index Project, a joint initiative of the Department of Business and Industry and the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at UNLV.

About the Housing Data and Index Project

Nevada has led the nation in residential foreclosure filings and negative net equity since the beginning of the housing market collapse. Researchers agree the absence of systematic housing data has been prohibitive in the development of meaningful policy and programs that would aid in the recovery of the housing market. The project, a joint initiative of the Department of Business and Industry and the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at UNLV, provides a mechanism for extensive collection of data and analysis of current and future Nevada housing market trends. This data will aid policy makers in establishing public policy, legislation and programs as well informing the general public. Project initiatives include the publication of a monthly Housing Market Report, quarterly Nevada Housing Stability Index and convening a biannual Housing Market Forum.

Media

Media must register for a credential prior to the conference by calling (702) 895-0898.