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Houston Update

Dr. Bill Gilmer has written an update on the economic outlook for Houston titled "Houston Outlook Grows Darker as the Oil Downturn Becomes Deeper and Longer."

Spring 2015 Symposium Slides and CD are Now Available

Our latest symposium was held on May 12, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The subject of the symposium was "Good Times or Bad? Oil Still Makes a Difference for Houston." The bi-annual publication of "CD-Houston" is currently available for sale. This CD includes Dr. 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.

Texas Triangle: Economic Engine of the Southwest

Read the new article published Feb. 16, 2015:

Texas Triangle: Economic Engine of the Southwest

Just published by the Texas A&M University Real Estate Center: Texas' four largest metros (Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio) function as one large economic entity with each playing complementary roles. Together, they represent 68 percent of Texas jobs and 73 percent of the state's income.

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)

Watch the Video: Fall 2014 Symposium

Save the Date

We have finalized a date for our fall 2015 symposium to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana, Houston, Texas in the Imperial Ballroom. The symposium topic will be announced at a later date along with registration information, but please make sure you save the date on your calendar:

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • 2016 Symposium Dates - TBD

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