2023 Orange County Economic Outlook

2023 Orange County Economic Outlook


In-Person/Online Webinar

UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove - Irvine, CA

April 26, 2023

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

In-Person | Enhanced Webinar


  • Zoom Webinar
  • Quarterly Digital Forecast Report
  • Participation in Q&A Session



Limited Webinar


  • YouTube Viewing Access Only





In a time of elevated uncertainty, concerns about recession, inflation and the impact of policy, data-based analysis is the key to decision making. This collaboration between UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCI Paul Merage School of Business presents analysis of key sectors of the economy and an outlook for Orange County, California and the U.S. The speakers will discuss the implications of alternative Fed policy, interest rates and real estate markets, and the near-term outlook for the tech sector among others.




1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Registration & Light Refreshments
2:00 - 2:10 p.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
2:10 - 2:55 p.m.
The Changing Landscape of Business and Employment in Orange County 
Ed Coulson, Director, Center for Real Estate, UCI Merage School of Business
Leonard Lane, Continuing Lecturer, UCI Paul Merage School of Business
Vibhanshu Abhishek, Associate Professor of Information Systems, UCI Paul Merage School of Business
2:55 - 3:40 p.m.
Real Estate and Construction in Southern California
Tim Kawahara, Executive Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate (Moderator)
Elizabeth Brink, Co-Regional Managing Principal - Southwest Region, Gensler
Selma Hepp, Chief Economist, CoreLogic
Carlos Gonzalez, Division President - Western Region, Clark Construction
3:40 - 4:30 p.m.
Forecast for U.S., California & Orange County
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Mark Schniepp, Principal, California Economic Forecast
Amanda Donson, Partner, Allen Matkins
4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception