Institute For Regional Forecasting
Telling the Houston Story
The Bauer College’s Institute for Regional Forecasting has been known for years for its bi-annual slide presentation luncheons. These symposiums focus upon the regional macro economy and local real estate market. Since both topics are highly interrelated, each symposium includes commentary and forecasts on economic growth and real estate developments. Beginning in 1999, these programs were enhanced by the use of PowerPoint® to give of us the capability of updating the presentations with the newest information and data. Frequently, we add new data the same morning of the symposium. Because these events typically sell out, those interested in attending the symposium are urged to register early.
The IRF not only passes out a hard copy of symposium graphs to each attendee, but it makes available CDs for purchase which contain symposium graphics and data.
The IRF also makes special presentations to the symposium sponsors for their staff and clients. Many view this as one of the major benefits of the Sponsors Program. See the Sponsors page for more information on participating as a symposium underwriter.
Our symposium schedule for 2014:
- Fall Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, November 20, 2014
Institute for Regional Forecasting Fall 2013 Symposium
The Institute for Regional Forecasting at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, hosted its fall symposium on Nov. 14, where Bill Gilmer, director of the Institute, addressed Houston's new economic backdrop in 2014.
Robert. W. Gilmer, Ph.D.