2018 Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: 
Private Sector Views that will Impact the Public Sector

The Illinois City/County Management Association, Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, and the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies sponsored the Annual Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: Private Sector Views that will Impact the Public Sector on Jan. 19, 2018 at Harry Caray's, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL.

Industry experts from the financial, housing, automotive, land use, retail, real estate, and manufacturing sectors spoke about pertinent economic and financial issues affecting local governments in Illinois. There were 227 attendees.

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2018 SCHEDULE:

8-8:45 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:45-9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9-10 a.m. Economic & Industry Perspectives (Presentation in PDF)
Rick Mattoon,
Senior Economist, Chicago Federal Reserve
10–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:45 a.m. Real Estate Perspectives
Stephen B. Friedman, President, SB Friedman, Moderator - Real Estate Perspectives - Friedman (PDF)
Radanip Bose, Senior VP, SB Friedman - Future Adaptations of Commercial Office Space - Bose (PDF)
Christian Beaudoin, Managing Director, Research, JLL - Future Adaptations of Commercial Office Space - Beaudoin (PDF)
Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Emeritus Director, Regional Economics Applications Laboratory - Future of Housing Trends and the Housing Market in Illinois - Hewings (PDF)
11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. Dynamic Trends in the Current and Future Retail Environment

Mary O'Connor, Partner, Sikich, Moderator
Mark F. Hunter, Managing Director, CBRE, Asset Services
I Retail - Dynamic-Trends-in-Current-and-Future-Retail_Hunter (PDF)

 

1:30-1:45 p.m. Break
1:45-2:45 p.m.

Future Trends in Employment, Health and Labor

Greg Kuhn, Assistant Director, NIU CGS, Moderator
Ben Gehrt, Attorney, Clark Baird Smith - Future Trends in Employment, Health and Labor - Gehrt (PDF
Sarah McKee, Vice President, GovHR USA - Future Trends in Employment, Health and Labor - McKee (PDF)
Mike Wojcik, Senior Vice President/Principal, The Horton Group-Future Trends in Employment, Health and Labor - Wojcik (PDF)
2:45-3 p.m. Break
3-4:30 p.m.
Fiscal Futures Project (PDF)
Dr. David Merriman,
Stukel Presidential Professor, Dept. of Public Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago and Professor Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Visiting Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. "Detailed Data" PDF

Credits: CEU – Earn 0.5; CPE - Earn 6

ICMA Credentialed Manager Practice Area: Practice Area 11 Financial Analysis

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

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