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Spring 2014 Symposium Registration Open

Registration is now open for our spring 2014 symposium, "While Upstream Oil Cools Down, What Drives Houston's Economy Forward Now?" The symposium is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, 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, please visit our symposium information page. Register online or call us at 713-743-3869. Early bird pricing for individual seating is in effect now through April 18, 2014.

Our symposium schedule for 2014:

  • Spring Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • Fall Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, November 6, 2014

Both symposiums will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana, Houston, Texas. Symposium topics and registration information will be announced at a later date. If you'd like to register to receive IRF updates please fill out our Email Alert and Mail Registration Form.

CD-Houston Available from Fall 2013 Symposium

The symposium was held on November 14, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The bi-annual publication of "CD-Houston" is currenlty 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.

On November 25, 2013, Dr. Robert W. Gilmer wrote an update to the symposium and a video of the event is now online.

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.

Houston Job Growth Takes a Mid-Year Breather

This presentation, by Dr. Robert W. Gilmer, is focused closely on Houston, on energy, and how energy has driven a nearly decade of local growth. You may view speaker notes by clicking on the icon (speaker bubble) in the upper left hand corner of each slide.

Houston Chronicle Big List

This survey, which is prepared by the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business Institute for Regional Forecasting, is published annually. With nearly 1,800 subdivisions in the Houston Metropolitan Area, this survey shows price trends within those subdivisions. Considered the most popular special feature in the Houston Chronicle, these maps and graphs can be viewed here. To search Houston Neighborhood Home Prices" please click here.

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