The 2018 CCIM Commercial Real Estate Forecast Competition scheduled for Friday, February 16, provides one of the best opportunities to learn about the many factors affecting Houston’s complex real estate marketplace.

The annual CCIM Forecast has become one of Houston’s best attended events for commercial real estate professionals. Attendees hear seasoned industry leaders discuss market conditions as well as earn four hours of MCE credit.

Future market trends are predicted with a debate-style competition by local experts in the office, retail, industrial, land and multi-family markets. In addition to the brokers discussing the various property types, the economic picture for the region and state will be presented by Dr. Mark Dotzour, Ph.D. in a keynote address at 8 a.m. Conducted at the Norris Conference Center-CityCentre, 816 Town & Country Blvd., the Forecast concludes at noon.

Although the CCIM Forecast event is billed as a competition, the event is more about a shared perspective. The presenters listed in the table below typically agree on most substantive points. But having two presenters approach the same topic from different perspectives provides additional insight into a large, complex set of markets. One presenter may be more optimistic and the other perhaps more pessimistic, but the format creates a conversation that describes the markets in more detail than a matrix of market metrics and prognostications.

Make plans now to attend the CCIM Forecast Competition if you want to gain the knowledge to make better business decisions in the Houston and Texas Gulf Coast commercial real estate marketplace.

Friday, February 16
Norris Conference Center – CityCentre
816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210
7:30 a.m. Registration
Program 8 a.m. – 12 noon

Costs are: $75 for CCIM chapter members and $100 for non-chapter members. For more information, contact Ginger Coleman, (713) 783-0297,


CCIM Commercial Real Estate 2018 Forecast Competitors

Competitors Keith Edwards, CCIM Caldwell Companies
Tommy LeBlanc Avison Young
Moderator Simmi Jaggi JLL
Competitors Micha Van Marcke, CCIM Transwestern
Christie Amezquita, CCIM Read King
Moderator Patty Bender Vista
Competitors Jim Foreman Cushman & Wakefield
Taylor Schmidt Lee & Associates
Moderator Jeremy Garner Trammell Crow
Competitors Bob Parsley Colliers
Paul Layne Howard Hughes Corp.
Moderator Evelyn Ward, CCIM Transwestern
Competitors Stacy Hunt Greystar
Swapnil Agarwal Nitya Capital
Moderator David Schwarz IV ARA Newmark