Keynote speaker K.C. Conway, MAI, CRE, CCIM and Chief Economist for the CCIM Institute.

     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (March 16, 2021) – In 2020, Arizona ranked No. 5 for in-migration, according to UHaul’s annual Migration Trends report.

It was the best ranking among all Western and intermountain states including Colorado (No. 6), Nevada (No. 8) and even Utah (No. 17). California ranked worst and had the most out-migration.

Why is Arizona seeing so much in-bound migration?

Find out by joining the 14th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast, the premier real estate event of the year from the best minds in the industry. The event is the destination for all industry professionals seeking the insight and expertise of the leading real estate professionals in the Arizona market.

The March 26 event will be broadcast via Zoom/Vimeo for the first time. Check-in is 7:45 a.m. The program begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at noon.

The keynote speaker is K.C. Conway, MAI, CRE, CCIM, and Chief Economist for the CCIM Institute. The moderator is Pete Bolton, President of Pete Bolton Co.

“There are other reasons to be optimistic about prospects for a robust economic recovery in Arizona the second half of 2021,” Conway said. “Right now, Arizona ranks fifth-best in administering COVID-19 vaccinations. A recovery is more likely in Arizona than say, other Southern states, where vaccination success is not so good. Just another reason I’m bullish on the Arizona recovery for 2021.”

Institute representatives at the event are Tim Blair, CCIM, 2021 CCIM President, Shannon Waltchack; and Libby Ekre, CPM, 2021 IREM Senior Vice President, MEB Management Services, AMO.

Forecast representatives are Rosalinda Bridges, CPM, 2021 IREM Greater Phoenix President, NLR Management/Hann Development; Todd Hamilton, CCIM, 2021 CCIM Central Arizona President, Citywide; Cody McGuire, CCIM, 2021 CCIM Southern Arizona President, National Bank of Arizona; and Nick Miner, CCIM, ASREB representative, ORION Investment Real Estate.

>> Retail Panel: Mike Kallner, Executive Leasing; Melissa Lal, CCIM, Larsen Baker; Daniel Lupien, Palmer Development Group; Ari Spiro, ORION.

>> Multifamily panel: Scott Cook, MEB Management Services AMO; Cliff David, Institutional Property Advisors; Nicole Wray, Greystar.

>> Office panel: Mark Christopher Irvin, CCIM, SIOR, Mark Irvin Commercial Real Estate Services; Gregg Kafka, CCIM, Lee & Associates; and David Verwer, CCIM, Mode Commercial Property Management.

>> Industrial panel: David Blanchette, CCIM, NAI Horizon; Jeff Foster, Prologis; Ericka LeMaster, Alliance Bank of Arizona; Rob Martensen, Colliers International.

Cost is $25 for IREM and CCIM members without the CE credit; $45 for members with the CE credit; $35 for non-members without the CE credit; and $55 for non-members with the CE credit.

Register here.