2015 Economic Forecast Breakfast

Thank you for attending the 2015 Economic Forecast Breakfast!

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Where: Doubletree Hotel at 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs

BettsBruce Betts has been a licensed real estate broker since 1985 and has been the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Advantage since 1998.  RE/MAX Advantage has recently been recognized by Real Trends as one of the Top 500 Real Estate Firms in the U.S.  Bruce has been the recipient of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards and has been the past PPAR Realtor Salesman of the Year. Bruce will cover:

-What’s happening in residential real estate?


Carter-smDoug Carter of Sperry Van Ness is the Colorado Springs market expert with over 30 years of experience in multi-family brokerage, market research and apartment ownership. Carter has sold over one third of all 10+ unit complexes in the Colorado Springs market, more than any other firm or individual ever. His accomplishments include the largest multi-family property sale in Colorado Springs history. Carter has been ranked as one of Sperry Van Ness’s top 50 producers among more than 800 brokers nationwide. Doug will discuss:

– Colorado Springs rental market

– Our apartment sales market

– Strategy-Looking Forward

 Wagner-smBrian Wagner is Managing Director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Brian provides specialized brokerage advisory services to institutional property owners and entrepreneurial business owners, focusing on office and medical office properties in Colorado Springs. Working with a team of highly experienced brokerage professionals, he offers a full range of consulting and marketing services including lease review, property analysis, market positioning, tenant representation, and transaction management. He is particularly known for his client-centered focus and his diligent efforts guiding clients to achieve their goals and long-term objectives.

– The commercial real estate cycle

– Where we have been and where we are now

– Forecast: where we are going

image009Andy Merritt is the Chief Defense Industry Officer for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance where he is responsible for running the Defense Development Division.  In that role he supports the development of aerospace and defense companies, guides community efforts to support our military installations and service members, and works with elected officials and community leaders to maintain and grow key missions and industries in the Pikes Peak region. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, Merritt served in a variety of positions in the Republic of Korea and at Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as supporting two Joint Task Force drug interdiction missions.  Merritt has also worked in financial services and on staff for U.S. Senator Hank Brown, U.S. Senator Wayne Allard, and Congressman Mike Coffman. Andy will cover:

– The changing aerospace and defense sector in Colorado Springs – growth, challenges, and the way ahead