Las Vegas, NV - June 13, 2013
Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at UNLV in partnership with the
Nevada Department of Business and Industry will host the Nevada Housing
Forum, a residential real estate market symposium, June 20 at The Orleans Hotel
information presented will highlight national and statewide housing market
trends and provide data and information to help attendees make well-informed
decisions. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.
event will feature four distinguished guest speakers addressing current
conditions of the national and statewide residential real estate markets.
Ophelia Basgal, regional administrator of the Department of Housing
and Urban Development, will speak about legislation and policies that will
impact the housing market. Dennis Smith, CEO of Home Builders Research,
Inc., will provide an overview of current homebuilder activity. Luis
Lopez, data analyst at the Lied Institute, will discuss recent market
trends in Nevada. Dr. Stephen Miller, professor of economics at the Lee
Business School at UNLV, will present on national economic and residential
The forum is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating,
RSVP’s are required.
register, contact the Department of Business and Industry at 702-486-2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nevada Housing Forum is funded by sponsorship of the Nevada Association of
Realtors and the Housing Data and Index Project, a joint initiative of the
Department of Business and Industry and the Lied Institute for Real Estate
Studies at UNLV.
the Housing Data and Index Project
has led the nation in residential foreclosure filings and negative net equity
since the beginning of the housing market collapse. Researchers agree the
absence of systematic housing data has been prohibitive in the development of
meaningful policy and programs that would aid in the recovery of the housing
market. The project, a joint initiative of the Department of Business and
Industry and the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at UNLV, provides a
mechanism for extensive collection of data and analysis of current and future
Nevada housing market trends. This data will aid policy makers in
establishing public policy, legislation and programs as well informing the
general public. Project initiatives include the publication of a monthly
Housing Market Report, quarterly Nevada Housing Stability Index and convening a
biannual Housing Market Forum.
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