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Join Us for our Annual Convention and Trade Show!
March 18-20, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Elliot Eisenberg – The Bowtie EconomistKeynote Presenter Elliot Eisenberg – The Bowtie Economist

Elliot will speak on the condition of the overall economy with an emphasis on GDP growth, labor market conditions, wage growth, household wealth, inflation, Fed policy, interest rates, residential real estate prices, agricultural prices, and how the recently passed Republican tax reform and tax cuts are likely to impact the economy and our fiscal condition in 2019 and beyond.  He will also compare economic conditions in Minnesota to those in the other 49 states and close by comparing, economic conditions among the largest four or five cities in Minnesota to each other.


ELLIOT EISENBERG, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational. He earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg, a former Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than eighty-five articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds and investment advisory groups. He has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, often as keynote speaker. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg, Business Week, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on cable news programs, talk and public radio.