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Economic Outlook for the Commercial Real Estate Industry 10/15

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

11:30 a.m. – Noon

Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Roundtable program

(Lunch will be served.)

CohnReznick LLP
Suite 2600, Boardroom
200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
One block from METRA stop at Union Station and two blocks east of the Quincy brown/purple line stop.

Space is limited, so register today.

RSVP by October 11, 2013

Kayla Greenwalt
Coordinator - Marketing

The Event
The recovery from the 2008-2009 recession has been subpar. And the economy's anemic growth—particularly in employment and incomes—has constrained real estate activity.

Recent data suggest that real estate is gathering momentum, led by an acceleration in residential sales, prices, and construction. Investor interest in commercial and multifamily properties also appears to be increasing. But will rising interest rates and still-tight credit conditions impede the real estate rebound?

Patrick J. O'Keefe, CohnReznick's Director of Economic Research, will discuss key issues surrounding the evolving U.S. economy and their implications for commercial properties during our exclusive event Economic Update for the Commercial Real Estate Industry.

Who Should Attend
This event is for the key decision makers for companies involved in the commercial real estate industry—owners, CEOs, presidents, and CFOs. It will offer an ideal networking venue that will enable attendees to connect, exchange ideas, discuss deals, and further develop beneficial relationships.

Featured Speaker

Patrick J. O'Keefe is Director of Economic Research at CohnReznick and serves as a strategic advisor to the Firm's Chief Executive Officers and management committee. Mr. O'Keefe has extensive executive experience in the public and private sectors. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor, administering federal programs for worker training, employment-related insurance, and labor market services. He was the Deputy Director of the National Commission for Employment Policy and worked as a consultant with the Urban Institute. Mr. O'Keefe regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg Radio, and Fox Business News. He is quoted frequently in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and

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