UCLA Anderson Forecast: Nation and Region Remain Healthy
Additional Reports Looks at U.S. and Los Angeles Housing Markets
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Housing is Back
After a long, hard slog, housing starts (both single and multi-family) are poised to approach the long-term average (1959-2014) of just under 1.5 million units in 2016.
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Forecast for California Real Estate Market Signals Boom in Multi-Family Housing
THe UCLA Anderson Forecast sustained an optimistic theme throughout the September edition of its quarterly conference. The positive economic feelings began with the presentation of the national and California forecasts, presented by Forecast Director Ed Leamer and Senior Economist Jerry Nickelsburg respectively, and a keynote address from Dr. John C. Williams, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Forecast: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's John C. Williams says Economy is Moving in the Right Direction
Everything seems to be moving in the right direction, according to Dr. John C. Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and keynote speaker at UCLA Anderson Forecast's third Quarterly forecast in 2015.
UCLA Anderson Forecast: Quarterly Economic Report Looks at U.S. and Los Angeles Housing Markets
The forecast for the national economy for the next two years is a healthy one, a slim chance of a recession and a slight chance of a surge in growth. In California, the forecast remains largely unchanged since June. Growth in employment in California will continue, albeit it at a slower pace by 2017, as the unemployment rate falls to about 4.8%, similar to that of the nation as a whole.
Home Ownership Decline: A Bump in the Road for the Housing Market?
THe national home ownership rate has followed a bumpy rollercoaster with a series of up-and-down movements in the past 20 years, with the end of 2014 marking a period of notable decline. This downward ttrend has fueled speculation about the future of home ownership in the United States following risks exposed during the recession and foreclosure crisis, as the U.S. home ownership rate fell to the lowest level in more than two decades in the fourth quarter of 2014.
National OutlookWatch Video
State OutlookWatch Video
Local OutlookWatch Video
Keynote: John Williams, CEO and President, Federal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoWatch Video
Building for California's FutureWatch Video
The Future of Mortgage FinanceWatch Video
|12:15 - 1:15p||Registration|
|1:15 - 2:00p||UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and State|
|2:00 - 2:35p||Keynote: John Williams, President of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank|
|2:35 - 2:50p||Break|
|2:50 - 3:15p||Setting the Stage for Real Estate|
|3:15 - 4:00p||Panel 1:Building for California's Future|
|4:05 - 4:50p||Panel 2: The Future of Mortgage Finance|
|4:50p||Wrap-up and Closing|
|What did the Fed tell us at their September meeting? Get the Answer from San Francisco Fed President John Williams.|
|Are we back on track to 3% real GDP growth?|
|Will housing activity return to "normal" in 2016?|
|How hot is the multi-family housing market?|
Dr. John Williams, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Jerry Nickelsburg, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Stuart Gabriel, Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
Joel Singer, CEO, California Association of Realtors
Kent Crandall, CFO, MBK Real Estate Companies
Paul Habibi, Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate, UCLA Anderson School
John Tipton, Partner, Allen Matkins
Shawn Miller, CEO, 5 Arch Funding Corp.
Kevin Ratner, President, Forest City Residential West
Franco Terango, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Retail Sales Executive, Bank of America
Kerry Vandell, Real Estate Finance Professor, UC Irvine