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ODU’s Center for Real Estate and Economic Development to Share Annual Market Review and Forecast

Craig CopCraig Cope

For almost two decades, leading real estate, mortgage and lending experts have gathered every March at Old Dominion University for the annual Hampton Roads Real Estate Market Review and Forecast.

Sponsored by the E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate and Economic Development (CREED) at ODU, the 19th annual event will be held from 3-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the university's Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Online registration is available at www.hrmarketreview.com. For more information, contact Kyllie Brinkley Bullion at kbrinkle@odu.edu or 683-5352.

The event, moderated by Craig Cope, vice president and regional manager for Liberty Property Trust, includes presentations on the new and existing homes market, office market, multifamily market, retail market, industrial market and investment market.

"The event is a comprehensive look at the real estate landscape in Hampton Roads, presented by experts with a real understanding of the complex commercial and real estate markets in the region," said John Lombard, CREED director and chair of the Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration in ODU's College of Business and Public Administration.

"Participants every year tell us how much they value the localized content and data they receive from the Hampton Roads Real Estate Market Review and Forecast." A publication containing the real estate market review and forecast will be handed out to all who attend.

The event will be held on the arena floor of the Constant Center, offering table seating and enhanced views of this year's production. ICope will lead a question-and-answer session with the six expert presenters for the Market Review and Forecast, taking questions from the audience and via Twitter, @oducreed.

The presenters are J. Scott Adams, regional president, mid-south region, CBRE Hampton Roads, speaking about the investment market; Dwight Dunton, founder and president, Bonaventure Realty Group, LLC, speaking about the multifamily market; David Machupa, vice president of Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer, delivering the retail market report; Van Rose, president of the new homes division of Rose & Womble Realty Co., speaking about the new homes/existing homes market; Deborah Stearns, senior vice president with Jones Lang LaSalle real estate, delivering the office market report; and Bill Throne, first vice president with Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer, speaking about the industrial market.

CREED is a member-based organization whose mission is to connect the multidisciplinary analyses, innovative curriculum and research under way at ODU with students, industry and the public sector interested and engaged in the real estate and economic development communities. Through the application of technical resources, modeling and simulation, event programming and publications, CREED partners with its members, alumni and business leaders to facilitate the advancement of land planning and development initiatives. As a center of study in the College of Business and Public Administration, CREED is committed to providing students enrichment experiences and to facilitating their professional development.

CREED maintains a comprehensive collection of information, including detailed demographic and real estate data, and employs the latest in geographic information and mapping software. The center publishes annual real estate market reviews on the office, industrial, retail, single-family and multifamily real estate markets. CREED also offers various pertinent and timely programming, including the annual Hampton Roads Market Review and Forecast, to benefit the real estate and economic development communities of Hampton Roads.

For more information visit the CREED website at http://ww2.bpa.odu.edu/creed/#.