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 12th Annual Builder & Developer Luncheon to be held on Friday, March 1st at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Des Moines. This year’s keynote speakers will be Daron “Farmer D” Joffe and Ralph McLaughlin.
DARON “FARMER D” JOFFE is the founder and CEO of Farmer D Consulting. He is a nationally recognized biodynamic farmer, educator, consultant, speaker, entrepreneur, and author of the acclaimed book Citizen Farmers: The Biodynamic Way to Grow Healthy Food, Build Thriving Communities and Give Back to the Earth. He has spent the past 20+ years designing and building community farms and gardens all over the country for agrihood communities, resorts, spas, hospitals, non-profits, schools, cities and private landowners.
RALPH MCLAUGHLIN was named as the deputy chief economist for CoreLogic in the Office of the Chief Economist in November 2018. He is responsible for leading economic research using data and analytics to expand the visibility of the CoreLogic economic policy unit while enhancing research capabilities and tools for clients, industry leaders, the public sector and news media. He has more than a decade of experience in the housing and mortgage market. Prior to joining CoreLogic, he served as chief economist at Trulia, where he led their housing economics research team and provided house hunters with key insights about the economy, housing trends and public policy.