Those who have an interest in learning about the state of the Des Moines Metro housing lot inventory and new construction market should mark their calendars for the 11th Annual Builder & Developer Luncheon to be held on March 2nd at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Des Moines. This year’s keynote speaker will be economist Robert Dietz, Ph.D.
Robert Dietz, Ph.D., is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for NAHB, where his responsibilities include housing market analysis, forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research. Dr. Dietz has published academic research and testified before Congress on the benefits of homeownership, federal tax expenditure estimation, and other housing and economic issues. Prior to joining NAHB in 2005, Robert worked as an economist for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation and served as the committee’s housing and real estate expert. He is a native of Dayton, Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 2003.