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Economic and Fiscal Policy Outlook

Watch Now | Recorded Wednesday, May 20

Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin will examine the current state of the U.S. economy and provide National Forums members with an exclusive look into the policy side of today’s most pressing economic topics. He will share insights on the five structural reforms he believes will get the economy back on track — tax, entitlement, education, regulatory and immigration — and detail the economic impact, policy requirements and political implications of each, always with an eye to the future. Don’t miss his forecast of policy changes on the horizon and strategy solutions your organization can implement to position against risks.

Holtz-Eakin is the current president of the American Action Forum policy institute, the founder of the healthcare think tank Center for Health and Economy, and a former commissioner on the congressionally chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Holtz-Eakin previously served as the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, where he provided budgetary and policy analysis to the U.S. Congress. He was also the chief economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, where he helped to formulate policies addressing the 2000 to 2001 recession and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and director of domestic and economic policy for the John McCain presidential campaign.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin


Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin, Former Director, Congressional Budget Office; Economic and Fiscal Policy Expert



Emergent Integrated Development in the Post-Covid-19 Environment: Industry, Workplace, Community and the Importance of WELL

Watch Now | Recorded Monday, May 18

COVID-19 has accelerated the already changing nature of commerce and work and introduced a new layer of considerations for development. Prior to the outbreak, we saw commerce change due to e-commerce’s exponential trajectory, increased demand for immediate goods, and the rise of urban industrial development to fulfill last-mile need. All of these factors have created the now accelerated need for more urbanized solutions and the inclusion of a better-integrated workforce. The emergent need for a more resilient, reliable and reconfigurable supply chain that is more locally grounded will drive this change even further.

In this interactive session, KSS Architects Partner Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB will discuss how industrial and office development can respond to these changes in order to bring the most value in a post-COVID-19 world. Ed will explore questions such as, “Why go back to work in the office?” and offer insight on how workplace design can support the meaning of work as well as how more integrated local development can support workers. He will address how principles of the WELL Building Standard — which are adapting to balance workers’ health and safety with social and wellness needs — can help create more integrated, yet safe, environments where we live, work, make and play.

Ed Klimek


Ed Klimek, Partner, KSS Architects



Making Sense of an Uncertain Future from a Supply Chain Perspective

Watch Now | Recorded Monday, May 11

The future rarely moves in predictable, incremental ways. Often seemingly small changes in technology, demographics, regulations, economics, or a myriad of other factors have dramatic and unintended impacts on how companies source, manufacture, distribute and operate in general. These non-linear impacts are very difficult to predict using traditional forecasting methods and techniques since they, by definition, do not follow any historical patterns. In this interactive discussion, Chris Caplice will present a number of upcoming trends and technologies that could potentially disrupt how supply chains are designed, managed, and staffed.

Chris Caplice


Chris Caplice, Senior Research Scientist, MIT, Executive Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, and Founder & Director, MIT FreightLab


Dotzour on the Industry and the Economy

Watch Now | Recorded Wednesday, April 29

A Forums favorite is back: Economist Mark Dotzour, Ph.D., will talk exclusively with the National Forums to illustrate how the CRE industry and global economies could likely emerge from the pandemic. Dotzour sees today’s environment as a blend of national unity from the age of World War II, the immediate lifestyle changes that followed 9/11, and the financial catastrophe of 2008. He’ll take on the big topics on everyone’s mind: Will this be another jobless recovery? Are the stimulus packages enough? Where are interest and cap rates headed? And what does all of it mean for commercial real estate?

Mark Dotzour


Economist Mark Dotzour, Ph.D.


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