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Houston Update

Read the new article published Dec. 17, 2014:

For Better or Worse: Oil Still Drives Houston's Economic Outlook

As oil prices have kept falling since our November 20, 2014 symposium, Dr. Gilmer has written an update to the symposium.


Fall 2014 Symposium Slides and CD-Houston are Now Available

A PDF version of Dr. Gilmer's slides can be accessed using this button:

See the presentation (PDF)

Our latest symposium was held on November 20, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The subject of this symposium was "Houston's Growing Pains: The Energy Boom, Labor Shortages, and Rising Interest Rates". The bi-annual publication of "CD-Houston" is currently available for sale. This CD includes Dr. Robert W. Gilmer's PowerPoint slides along with his text for each slide. If you would like to purchase this CD, please use the online publications page or call our office at 713-743-3869.


Save the Dates

We have finalized dates for our 2015 symposia. Both symposiums will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana, Houston, Texas in the Imperial Ballroom. Symposium topics will be announced at a later date, but please make sure you save these dates on your calendar:

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015

Houston's Economy Hitting on All Cylinders in 2014

Dr. Gilmer's presentation to guests at The National Realty Group's Economic Forecast Luncheon held on Tuesday, September 16, at the Houston Racquet Club. You may view the slides by clicking on the button to the right.


Houston: America's Oil Headquarters

An article written by our director, Dr. Robert W. Gilmer, and published in Tierra Grande magazine for the Texas A&M Real Estate Center. Read the article.

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Phone: 713-743-3869
Email: pwoods@uh.edu
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