Press Releases

TitleFannie Mae Chief Economist to Headline Burnham Moores Center’s 12th Annual Residential Real Estate Conference
ContactLiz Harman
Contact E-mailharman, at
Contact Phone(619) 260-4682

On Dec. 13, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate will host its 12th Annual Residential Real Estate Conference: Outlook 2012 on the USD campus from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The conference will feature keynote speaker Doug Duncan, PhD, chief economist and vice president of Fannie Mae, who will speak on the state of the economy and housing.

Other presenters will include: Alan Gin, PhD, associate professor of economics USD, who will provide a California economic outlook and Ryan Ratcliff, PhD, assistant professor of economics, USD, who will present a San Diego economic outlook. The program also will include a panel of residential real estate professionals including Rick Hoffman, president and COO, Coldwater Banker Residential; John Olinski, executive vice president, One West Bank and Lorne Polger, senior managing director and co-founder, Pathfinder Partners. Panelists will discuss the state of the industry and give their projections for the 2012 residential real estate market.

Registration for the event, which includes breakfast, is $60. To  register go to For questions, contact Diane Gustafson at or call (619) 260-2379.

Founded in 1993 and formally dedicated in 2004, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is committed to delivering outstanding education, industry outreach and career and research services to advance socially responsible leadership in the real estate profession. As part of the University’s School of Business Administration, the Center offers a Master of Science in Real Estate degree, an undergraduate major and minor in real estate, a Certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development, a Certificate in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development and several major industry conferences throughout the year. For more information go to

leading change at USD