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2015 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 30, 2015 at NIU Naperville. 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

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.          

Economic & Industry Perspectives

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

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.      


9:45 – 11:15 a.m.          

Will There Be a Resurgence of Development in 2015?
Commercial, Residential, and Industrial Real Estate Perspectives

Stephen B. Friedman, AICP, CRE, President, SB Friedman (presentation)
Development Advisors:
How, When and Where will the Suburban Office Market Recover?
Randall Tieman, Director of Real Estate Development, Mortenson Development (presentation) 
When Will the New For-Sale Market Return to the Suburbs?
Tracy G. Cross, CRE, President, Tracy Cross & Associates (presentation) 
What Does a Community Have to do to Compete in Today’s Industrial Market?
Carter Andrus, Senior Vice President, Market Officer – Chicago Prologis (presentation)

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. 


11:30 – 12:15 p.m. 

Actuarial Perspectives/Pension Predictions

Stephen Gauthier, Director of Technical Services, Government Finance Officers
Association (presentation) 
Robert Lewis, PMA (presentation)

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

The Future of Retail

C. Kelley Cofer, CCIM, President & CEO, The Retail Coach (presentation)

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. 


2:15 – 3:15 p.m. 

Cracking the Code: Real Estate Assessments

Larry Wilson, Chief County Assessor, Rock Island County

John Dabrowski, Township Assessor, Bloomingdale
Warren Dixon, Township Assessor, Naperville
Lindi Kernan, Chief County Assessor, Henry County

(no presentation)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

State of the State of Illinois 

Dr. J. Fred Giertz, Professor, University of Illinois (presentation)

Credits: CEU – Earn 0.6; CPE - Earn 6

ICMA Credentialed Manager Practice Area: Practice Area 11 Financial Analysis