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2016 Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: 
Private Sector Views that will Impact the Public Sector

The Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies - Civic Leadership Academy and Illinois City/County Management Association hosted the seventh annual Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: Private Sector Views that will Impact the Public Sector on January 15, 2016 at Harry Caray's, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL. Industry experts from the financial, housing, automotive, land use, retail, real estate, and manufacturing sectors presented on pertinent economic and financial issues affecting local governments in Illinois. 

8:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.          

Economic & Industry Perspectives

Rick Mattoon, Senior Economist, Chicago Federal Reserve (presentation)

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.      

Showcased Research:
presented at all breaks
"Doing a 180 from the 180 Reporting Rule"
Authored by Dr. Shannon Sohl and Dr. Tammy Waymire (Presenter), Northern Illinois University

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.          

The Future of Retail
C. Kelly Cofer,
CCIM, President & CEO, The Retail Coach (presentation)

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. 


11:30 – 12:30 p.m. 

Concurrent Breakouts:
1.) Whither Industry?
a. Automotive/Manufacturing Outlook
Jason Horwitz, Consultant, Anderson Consulting Group (presentation)
b. Industrial Markets and Preferred Locations
Brian Tader, Managing Director, Lee & Associates (presentation)

2.) Hot Topics of the Day including Regulation of Municipal Advisors/Bond Ratings
Kelly Kost, Partner, Chapman & Cutler
Stephen Roberts, Director, Robert W. Baird & Co. (presentation)

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.


1:30 – 2:45 p.m. 

Creating Lasting Value: Development Concepts for the Next Real Estate Cycle (presentation)
1.) Real Estate Development Outlook for the Next Five to Ten Years
Stephen B. Friedman, AICP, CRE, President, SB Friedman Development Advisors 

2.) Seizing the Potential: Creating Walkable Sub-Urbanism Where there are no Traditional Downtowns
Ferhat Zerin, Principal, Gingko Planning and Design

3.) What are the Impacts and Benefits of New Sub-Urbanism Districts?
Paul Grimes, Village Manager, Orland Park

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. 


3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Employment Outlook
Rick Cobb, Challenger, Gray & Christmas (presentation)

Credits: CEU – Earn 0.6; CPE - Earn 6

ICMA Credentialed Manager Practice Area: Practice Area 11 Financial Analysis


Thank you to our Sponsors!

ILCMA and NIU CGS would like to thank SB Friedman Development Advisors, Sikich, and First National Bank for providing sponsorship support for the Illinois Financial Forecast Forum