June 2021 Economic Outlook

Online Webinar
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

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UCLA Anderson Forecast In COllaboration with
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate presents

June 2021 Economic Outlook

The pandemic induced recession has created new challenges for commercial real estate. What will be the future of offices after more than one year of remote working? Will brick-and-mortar retail be able to compete with surging e-commerce? For the economy, will low borrowing costs, additional fiscal spending, and the release of pent-up demand lead to overheating and inflation? The June UCLA Anderson Forecast conference will discuss the latest forecast and outlook for the changing economy, with a focus on commercial real estate in California and nationwide.

8:30 - 8:40a Welcome + Introductions
Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D., Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
8:40 - 9:45a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and California
Leo Feler, Ph.D., Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D., Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Edward Leamer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, UCLA Anderson
William Yu, Ph.D., Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Leila Bengali, Ph.D., Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Q + A with the Forecast Team
9:45 - 9:55a Break
9:55 - 10:40a Keynote Address 
Introductions: Antonio Bernardo, Ph.D., Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson School
Andy Cohen, Co-CEO, Gensler
10:40 - 11:25a Panel: New Challenges for Commercial Real Estate 
Moderator: Stuart Gabriel, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Finance and Arden Realty Chair, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
Malcolm Johnson, Founder & CEO, Langdon Park Capital 
James Malone, Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
Cherie S. Raidy, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP 
David Shulman, (MBA '66, PhD '75), Senior Economist Emeritus, UCLA Anderson Forecast 
John Tipton, Partner, Allen Matkins 
11:25 - 11:30a Closing Remarks
Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D., Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Key Topics
Will California's recovery be faster than the nation?
Is tech leaving the Golden State?
When will California return to the new normal?
Is the U.S. Economy at risk of overheating?
When will the U.S. economy return to pre-pandemic growth and employment trends?
What areas of commercial real estate will thrive in the post-pandemic recovery; what areas will decline?
What can we learn about local economic activity and business trends from small businesses with an online presence (online microbusinesses)?
Does broadband infrastructure investment help online microbusinesses?

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