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 13th Annual Builder & Developer Luncheon to be held on Friday, February 28th at The Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines.This year’s keynote speakers will be CoreLogic Chieft Economist Frank Nothaft and Serenbe Developer Steve Nygren.
DR. FRANK NOTHAFT is executive and chief economist for CoreLogic, America’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and data-enabled services. He leads the economics team responsible for analysis, commentary and forecasting trends in global real estate, insurance and mortgage markets. Before joining CoreLogic, Frank served as vice president and chief economist at Freddie Mac. Frank has served as president of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and Board member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He received the NABE Outlook Award as recognition for having the most accurate macroeconomic forecast for 2018.
STEPHAN D. NYGREN led the effort to create the Chattahoochee Hills Country Alliance to bring together landowners, developers and conservationists to find a mutually-agreed upon solution for balanced growth. He began development of Serenbe to demonstrate these concepts which interlace agriculture activity with a range of housing choices mixed with shops, galleries, three restaurants and a 19 room Inn located in the historic farm compound. The result is reminiscent of century-old communities. Steve has been active in many civic and charitable organizations and has received multiple awards for his services.
KALEN LUDWIG, Realtor® for Peoples Company, specializes in development/lot sales and new construction sales in the Des Moines Metro. Keeping the market place up to date with her quarterly new construction and housing statistics/blog is an important part of her business. After earning a Marketing and Real Estate degree from the University of Northern Iowa, Kalen joined Peoples Company in January 2005. To find more information on today’s statistics and slides check out Kalen’s website at www.KalenLudwig.com!