Wisconsin Real Estate Program

Video of Conference Presentations

Video One

    • The Wisconsin Political and Economic Outlook, Todd Berry
    • Perspectives from the Experts: "Rapid Fire" Q & A, Morris A. David, Andrew Reshovsky, Sammis White

Video Two

    • The 2010 Political Landscape and Its Impace on Housing and the Economy, Ken Goldstein

Video Three

    • Keynote Speaker, David Altig
    • Credit Availability:  From Bust to Rebound?  Scott Fecteau

Video Four

    • Housing Affordability:  The Big Picture, Matt Feldman
    • Local Government and Economic Recovery, Tim Hanna

Conference Powerpoints

Conference Overview

As we enter a new decade, Wisconsin finds itself winding through an increasingly complex financial landscape. Add an uncertain job market, housing fluctuations, and the first gubernatorial race without an incumbent running since 1982, and we are left with a complex puzzle: 5.6 million people looking for direction and ideas on how best to move forward.

How has Wisconsin fared in the country’s nascent economic recovery? This year’s conference examines the state’s financial, credit, and housing markets, as well as the opportunities that may come with the mid-term elections in November. The morning session will review the overall state of the U.S. economy and how politics and political reform will affect the housing and real estate industries.

The afternoon session will focus on the state of the credit markets, including the availability of credit, regulatory reform, affordability issues and policy responses. Keynote presenter David Altig, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will share his unique insights on the day’s most pressing economic and monetary issues.

This conference will include experts from the public and private sectors, from government and business and from academia, who are on the front lines of housing market research, policy, and practice. Join this important conversation about the fundamentals of the current state and national housing market and the evolving political landscape, and its impact on the financial and real estate markets.

Panel Topics

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  • The Wisconsin Political and Economic Outlook
  • Perspectives from the Experts: “Rapid Fire” Q & A
  • The 2010 Political Landscape and Its Impact on Housing and the Economy
  • Credit Availability: From Bust to Rebound?
  • Housing Affordability: The Big Picture
  • Local Government and Economic Recovery: What Works?

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Who Should Attend

  • Housing and real estate professionals
  • Government and non-profit professionals
  • Builders and developers
  • Housing finance professionals
  • Anyone interested in community development

Why Should You Attend?

  • Learn about the current state of U.S. financial and credit markets and implications for real estate and housing, and for the economy in general.
  • Hear from experts about Wisconsin’s political outlook and the potential economic impact of the mid-term elections.
  • Explore the challenges created by the rapidly changing economic and political landscape and potential opportunities in housing and finance.
  • Meet and exchange ideas and insights with faculty, policy experts, and leaders in government and housing sectors.
  • Network, make new contacts, and share ideas with your industry colleagues.

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Sponsored by

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
  • Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
  • State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce
  • Wisconsin Realtors Association
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association