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Breaking News Named Media Sponsor for the Spring Symposium by University of Houston’s Institute for Regional Forecasting

HOUSTON – has been named media sponsor for the 2012 Spring Symposium, the highly respected real estate and economic forecast by the University of Houston’s Institute for Regional Forecasting at the Hobby Center for Public Policy.

The Symposium and luncheon will be held May 8, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana in downtown Houston

Dr. Ted C. Jones, chief economist of Stewart Title Guaranty Co., will deliver a talk entitled “Houston: NASA Decelerating, but Economy Rocketing, Lubricated by Oil, Gas, Trade, and Other Accelerants — A Real Estate and Economic Outlook for 2012.” Dr. Jones will cover commercial and residential real estate markets, Houston’s manufacturing sector, the port, the European debt crisis, and other economic issues.

In his analysis, Jones will compare Houston’s economy to the rest of the nation, noting that Houston’s employment outpaced the nation’s job growth.

“Houston’s job growth has been very beneficial to the city’s commercial and residential real estate markets,” said Evert Crawford, Director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting. “The economy is moving through a very interesting period of recovery and the interest level is high for the Spring Symposium.”

Interested parties are encouraged to make reservations promptly because the Symposium has sold out in two days in prior years.

Early Bird Registration is $90 per person (payment must be received by April 20.) Individual registration is $110 after that date and $125 at the door (if available).

Corporate tables are $925 for a table of 10, including a table top sign with the company name.

“For many years, the Institute’s Symposium has been the premier economic forecast event in the Southwest.  With a legacy begun by Dr. Barton Smith, and now continued with Dr. Jones, the Institute for Regional Forecasting has set the bar high for insightful and unbiased analysis and forecasting,” said Ralph Bivins, editor of, the event’s media sponsor. “This excellence continually attracts the crème de la crème of Houston’s business community and hundreds of business leaders make this a ‘must’ event on their calendars.”

To register: or 713-743-3869.



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