Economist and Futurist Kiernan “KC” Conway, CCIM, CRE, MAI, is the mind trust behind Red Shoe Economics, LLC, an independent economic forecasting and consulting firm furthering his mission as “The Red Shoe Economist” by providing organic research initiatives, reporting and insights on the impact of economics within the commercial real estate industry. With more than 30 years’ experience as a lender, credit officer, appraiser, instructor and economist, Conway is recognized for accurately forecasting real estate trends and ever-changing influences on markets across the United States. With credentials from the CCIM Institute, Counselors of Real Estate and the Appraisal Institute, he currently serves as chief economist of the CCIM Institute and as an independent director for Monmouth REIT MNR. He has been published in many national and regional newspapers and journals with frequent contributions to radio and television programming.