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Speaker Series: Central Texas Mid-Year Economic Forecast with Dr. Jim Gaines
Where We Are and Where We're Headed in 2020

It's no secret that our region is changing rapidly, with some of the fastest-growing cities in the nation located here in Central Texas. Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University will provide a Central Texas mid-year economic forecast, discuss how COVID-19 in impacting the real estate market, and offer unique insight into what we can anticipate for the rest of 2020.

Takeaway: Get the most recent information and insight into our rapidly changing market and get the pulse of what may be in store for the Central Texas housing market from the region's leading economist.

Jul 14, 2020 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Jim Gaines
Chief Economist @Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University
Dr. Jim Gaines has been with the Real Estate Center since 2005, serving as the Center’s chief economist since September 2015. He focuses on the Texas economy as well as on housing and land development issues throughout the state. He has more than 40 years’ experience in a broad array of professional real estate activities, including consulting, research and education, urban economics, land-use analysis, and development and project risk assessment. Dr. Gaines was an associate professor of real estate and finance at the University of South Carolina before serving as president of Rice Center, an urban research center affiliated with Rice University. He provided extensive real estate consulting services to numerous businesses, financial institutions, developers, and all levels of government organizations during his tenure with Arthur Andersen and KPMG. Dr. Gaines earned his B.B.A., M.A. and Ph. D. degrees at the University of Georgia.