Thursday, April 23, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Cost: $10 for Members
Approved for 1 LU
About this session:
Join James P. Gaines, Chief Economist, Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, for a frank, informational look at the current times and the economic outlook of the world in which we all now live. This webinar will focus on what is happening today, what we might expect tomorrow, and what it’ll take to get us back to “normal.”
About James Gaines:
Jim Gaines is chief economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and focuses on housing and land development issues. Gaines spent 16 years with KPMG and Arthur Andersen providing real estate consulting services. He also served as president of Rice Center, an urban research center affiliated with Rice University for five years where he directed the real estate, urban economics, and demographic research programs. Gaines started his professional career as an assistant professor of finance and real estate at Kent State University and later was an associate professor of real estate and finance at the University of South Carolina, where he taught undergraduate and graduate-level real estate courses.
Gaines has more than 35 years experience in a broad array of professional activities, primarily in real estate research and education, urban economics, land use analysis and development and project risk assessment. Gaines has worked extensively with major corporations, developers, investors, financial institutions and government agencies across the country. His assignments have involved all aspects of real estate analysis, including modeling market potential and economic capabilities, investment and/or development project risk assessments, identifying alternative land uses, financial and valuation issues, site development and construction risks and opportunities, and strategic corporate real estate planning. In addition to his consulting background, Gaines has been an active real estate educator not only at the university level but also for professional programs in real estate appraisal, GRI, CCIM and other training courses. Gaines authored numerous professional papers, articles, monographs and technical reports covering a wide array of real estate topics and analyses.