Each year your Home Builders Association of Greenville hosts the Upstate Housing Market Forecast Luncheon. This is one of our most popular and well-attended meetings. We invite an economics professional to brief the housing industry about expectations in the housing market for the coming year. Since 2008 HBA members have relied on this meeting to help them plan their businesses for the coming year, and the information presented has been especially valuable in the recent down economy.
This year we have invited NAHB’s Chief Economist, Dr. David Crowe, to be our speaker. Dr. Crowe is already expressing optimism about our local market, so you don’t want to miss what he will have to say.
About David Crowe:
David Crowe is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Dr. Crowe is responsible for NAHB’s forecast of housing and economic trends, survey research and analysis of the home building industry and consumer preferences as well as microeconomic analysis of government policies that affect housing.
Dr. Crowe is also responsible for the development and implementation of an innovative model of the local economic impact and fiscal cost of new home construction, which has estimated the net impact of new housing in over 500 local markets. Past research has concentrated on home ownership trends, tax issues, demographics, government mortgage insurance, local land use ordinance impacts and the impacts of housing on local economies.
Before becoming NAHB’s Chief Economist, Dr. Crowe was NAHB’s Senior Vice President for Regulatory and Housing Policy. Prior to NAHB, Dr. Crowe was Deputy Director of the Division of Housing and Demographic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
He has served on federal advisory committees to the Census Bureau and to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Dr. Crowe holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Kentucky.