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Fall 2014 Symposium

Our fall 2014 symposium, "Houston's Growing Pains: The Energy Boom, Labor Shortages, and Rising Interest Rates" is scheduled for Thursday, November 20, 2014, and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas. Dr. Robert W. "Bill" Gilmer, Director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting, will be our speaker. For more information regarding the topic of discussion, please visit our symposium information page. Online registration is now closed, but if you'd like to attend we do have a limited number of seats available, but they must be purchased at the special assistance table at the symposium. At door registration fee is $125/seat payable with a check made payable to University of Houston. We also wish to thank our fall 2014 symposium sponsors. We are grateful for their support.

Save the Dates

We have finalized dates for our 2015 symposia. Both symposiums will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana, Houston, Texas in the Imperial Ballroom. Symposium topics will be announced at a later date, but please make sure you save these dates on your calendar:

  • Thursday, May 12, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2015

Houston's Economy Hitting on All Cylinders in 2014

Dr. Gilmer's presentation to guests at The National Realty Group's Economic Forecast Luncheon held on Tuesday, September 16, at the Houston Racquet Club. You may view the slides by clicking on the button to the right.

CD-Houston Available from Spring 2014 Symposium

The symposium was held on May 22, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The bi-annual publication of "CD-Houston" is currently available for sale. This CD includes Dr. Robert W. Gilmer's PowerPoint slides along with his text for each slide. If you would like to purchase this CD, please use the online publications page or call our office at 713-743-3869.

Dr. Gilmer wrote a new Houston Update on June 5.

Houston: America's Oil Headquarters

An article written by our director, Dr. Robert W. Gilmer, and published in Tierra Grande magazine for the Texas A&M Real Estate Center. Read the article.

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