‘Houston: NASA Decelerating but Economy Rocketing’

A Real Estate, Economic Forecast from the Institute for Regional Forecasting

The recession’s grip has eased across the nation.  Houston has fared better than most cities and enjoys a brighter economic climate buoyed by oil, gas and trade. The analysis comes from Ted Jones, chief economist at Stewart Title and featured speaker at the University of Houston Institute for Regional Forecasting’s Real Estate and Economic Forecast.   

Jones will present his roadmap for Houston on Tuesday, May 8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana.  In a presentation titled “Houston: NASA Decelerating but Economy Rocketing,” he’ll address the uptick in Houston job growth and home sales, and how the upcoming presidential election will impact these areas. His focus will be on the more than 85,000 jobs created in the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area in the past 12 months and in what industries those are benefiting. The lunch and program begin at noon. 

Jones will be available before and after the symposium to answer questions.  Please contact Marisa Ramirez, mrcannon@uh.edu or 713-743-8152, to schedule an availability. 

An internationally recognized real estate expert, Jones holds a doctorate in finance and gives more than 150 presentations on real estate and the economic outlook each year.   You can read his blog “Jones on Real Estate” at http://blog.stewart.com/

For more information on the UH Institute for Regional Forecasting visit http://www.uh.edu/irf/index.htm

WHAT:  UH Institute for Regional Forecasting Real Estate and Economic Symposium featuring Ted Jones, senior vice president and chief economist, Stewart Title Guaranty Co.  “Houston: NASA Decelerating but Economy Rocketing”

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8

            Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

            Program: Noon

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana, Imperial Ballroom