National economic expert to visit Valley on Nov. 15

Nationally recognized economist Dr. Peter Linneman to speak Nov. 15 in Phoenix

How will Phoenix fare in the next downturn? Can values sustain as interest rates rise? Has national politics undermined growth? Will online sales wipe out bricks and mortar?

These and other questions will be discussed on Nov. 15 as the Southwest Chapter of REIAC presents “When will the good times end?” – an afternoon with Dr. Peter Linneman at the Arizona Country Club, 5668 E. Orange Blossom Lane in Phoenix.

“Metro Phoenix is highly sensitive to growth in the U.S. economy.” Dr. Linneman said. “This fact is often overlooked. The area has great long-term growth fundamentals and the rise of Arizona State University will serve the MSA for many decades.”

Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Linneman’s presentation begins at 4 p.m. Gary Linhart of ViaWest Group will interview Dr. Linneman beginning at 5 p.m. The afternoon concludes with a networking reception at 5:30 p.m.

For more than three decades, Dr. Linneman has been a critical influence in driving the professionalization of real estate capital markets and the commercial real estate industry. He is author of the “Linneman Letter,” a highly-regarded quarterly publication for commercial real estate investors first published in 2001.

The founding chairman of the Wharton Real Estate Department, Dr. Linneman taught real estate and finance at the Wharton School of Business for more than three decades. The “Linneman Letter” is an extension of his lectures and teaching style.

This event is open to the public. Registration fee is $125. Register at www.reiacsouthwest.org/event-2572683.