AOBA Speaker Series Presents: Economic Outlook

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
IBEW Building
900 7th Street Northwest Mezzanine Level
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
United States

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Join AOBA's Speaker Series Committee as we kick off 2020 with an Economic Outlook.

The Economic Outlook, at 11:30 a.m. on February 25th, will present major economic trends in the DC Metropolitan area. By understanding the data that impacts the region, commercial and rental housing professionals can anticipate coming changes that will affect the bottom line, enabling them to make proactive adjustments. 

Throughout the year, the Speaker Series Committee will produce programs to inform and propel you forward.



Featured Speakers:


Terry L. Clower, Ph. D.

Terry L. Clower is Northern Virginia Chair and Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also director of GMU’s Center for Regional Analysis. The Center provides economic and public policy research services to sponsors in the private, non-profit and public sectors. Prior to joining GMU, he was director for the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas.

Dr. Clower has authored or co-authored over 170 articles, book chapters, and research reports reflecting experience in economic and community development, economic and fiscal impact analysis, housing, transportation, land use planning, and economic forecasting. His scholarly articles have appeared in Economic Development Quarterly; Urban Studies; Economic Development Review; Regional Studies, Regional Science; the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies; Regional Studies Regional Science, Sustaining Regions; and Applied Research in Economic Development.  His most recent publication is the textbook Globalization, Planning and Local Economic Development with Prof. Andrew Beer (Taylor-Francis, London).

Dr. Clower received a B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University in 1982, an M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of North Texas in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the University of North Texas in 1997 specializing in information policy issues and the use of information resources.


Nicholas Mills

As a Market Analyst for CoStar Group, Nicholas Mills monitors and provides analysis on commercial real estate and economic trends for the Washington, D.C. metro. He is responsible for writing, forecasting, and maintaining CoStar’s market and submarket reports across all property types, which inform decisions of developers, lenders, property managers, and investors on an international, national, regional, and local level, in addition to working directly with clients to identify market trends, opportunities, and risks. Nicholas received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Towson University and has been working for CoStar Group for four years.

Adrian Gross
Adrian Gross Property Manager WC Smith
Andrea Riley
Andrea Riley Property Manager SteelHead Management
Ben Drake
Ben Drake Territory Manager Ben Drake
Bill Clark
Bill Clark Vice President, Operations Blake Real Estate, Inc.
Brian Alford
Brian Alford President Grady Management, Inc.
Brian DeHaven
Brian DeHaven Vice President – Commercial The Lenkin Company Management, Inc.
Carrie Ehart
Carrie Ehart Director of Sales & Marketing Raine & Son, LLC, Plumbing & Heating
Christa Sterling
Christa Sterling Building Manager Blake Real Estate, Inc.
Claire Ruppert
Claire Ruppert Community Manager WC Smith
Clark Melillo
Clark Melillo President Kay Apartment Communities
Dani Bressler
Dani Bressler Director of Business Development Toepfer Construction Company, Inc.
Dave Greenspun
Dave Greenspun Chief Engineer Blake Real Estate, Inc.
David Spiegel
David Spiegel J Street Companies
Destiny Igiebor
Destiny Igiebor Deputy Director of Operations/Regional Prop Mgr Scott Management, Inc.
Don DeLude
Don DeLude Director of Marketing Flow Utility Management
Don Norwood
Don Norwood Property Manager The Lenkin Company Management, Inc.
Elisabeth Kirk
Elisabeth Kirk Director of Marketing & Business Development TRC Engineering
Elizabeth Pye
Elizabeth Pye Vice President, Business Development Colonial Parking, Inc
Elizabeth Sabin
Elizabeth Sabin Avendra LLC
Elizabeth Sabin
Elizabeth Sabin Manager, Strategic Growth Platforms Elizabeth Sabin
Gerry Jackson, Jr.
Gerry Jackson, Jr. Property Manager Berkshire Communities
Gigi Galbraith
Gigi Galbraith Director, Client Development Capitol Concierge, Inc.
Helena Premyslov
Helena Premyslov Director of Marketing Kay Apartment Communities
Jake Frederick
Jake Frederick Equity Residential
Jessica Brunga
Jessica Brunga Property Manager Greystar
Jim Teller
Jim Teller Vice President - Marketing Kay Apartment Communities
John Ritz
John Ritz President WC Smith
Katie Burden
Katie Burden Business Development Specialist/ Account Manager Colonial Parking
Kelly Murray
Kelly Murray 7063 Acadia Windows & Doors
Larry Edmonds
Larry Edmonds Director of Commercial Development Capitol Pest
Laura Smelgus
Laura Smelgus Director, Property Management Brookfield
Lynda Ellis
Lynda Ellis Owner & CEO Capitol Concierge, Inc.
Marcellius Banks
Marcellius Banks Property Manager Blake Real Estate, Inc.
Margaret Bicz
Margaret Bicz Director of Business Development Planned Companies
Michael McCarthy
Michael McCarthy Corporate Vice President Quadrangle Management Co
Nancy Payne
Nancy Payne Account Executive Silverline Commercial
Rachel Scarr
Rachel Scarr Senior Property Manager Stream Realty Partners
Rocio Da Silva
Rocio Da Silva Director of Operations AB Facility Service
Sasha Serpa
Sasha Serpa VP Sales Quality Air Services
Sharon Tagoe
Sharon Tagoe Business Development Associate Rainbow International Restoration of Oxon Hill
Sherie  Gabriel
Sherie Gabriel Director of Business Development Planned Companies
Suzanne Swistak
Suzanne Swistak ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
Ted Brownfield
Ted Brownfield COO SJG Properties
Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson Business Development Manager Pioneer Building Services
Tracy Seymour
Tracy Seymour Business Development Manager Allied Universal Security
Vonda Rentz
Vonda Rentz Senior Property Manager Blake Real Estate
6 Other Registered Attendees


February 25
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration; welcome and networking, with small bites
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Economic Outlook
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Networking and conclusion

For More Information:

Brandy Peak
Brandy Peak
Director- Education, Programs, Meetings and Events AOBA (202)296-3390x763