(New Orleans, LA) - The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. is presenting the Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the Northshore Region on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center at 501 North Highway 190 in Covington from 8:00AM – 12:30PM. This annual seminar, newly named to honor Dr. Ivan Miestchovich who retired in May after a 38-year career at UNO, focuses on the I-10/1-12 corridor of the Northshore brings together people from a wide cross-section of the region’s business, professional and civic communities.
Registration and networking begins at 8:00AM, followed by opening remarks from Dr. John Williams, Dean of the UNO College of Business Administration and St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister. The first panel focusing on “Northshore Economic Development” will be moderated by Ashley Cangelosi Llewellyn of the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. Presenters include Mr. Quentin Messer, Assistant Secretary for Louisiana Economic Development (LED), St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation CEO Brenda Bertus, Tangipahoa Parish Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Stacy Neal, and Livingston Parish Economic Development Council President & CEO Larry Collins.The next two panels, moderated by Dr. Robert Penick, Senior Vice President & CFO Latter & Blum, Inc. and UNO Adjunct Professor, will address the trends and outlooks for the real estate market. The Residential Real Estate panel features Latter & Blum Inc. President, Richard Haase and Larry Schedler of Larry G. Schedler & Associates. The Commercial Real Estate panelists include Michael Saucier and Robert “Terry” Blackwell from Gulf States Real Estate Services.
"Latter & Blum has a long history of being at the forefront of market knowledge. Prepared, knowledgeable Agents equates to client service excellence – our hallmark after nearly 100 years of serving Greater New Orleans,” stated Latter & Blum Inc. President, Richard Haase. “It has been our pleasure and honor to be a longtime supporter of the University, one of the driving forces of our economy and excellence in higher education in our state.
“Real Estate professionals in metro New Orleans rely on the expert information and professional analysis supplied at the annual Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar at the University of New Orleans,” said UNO President, Peter J. Fos. “The University is grateful for the central role that Latter & Blum has played in presenting this important event for the past 26 years.
LATTER & BLUM Inc., established in 1916, is the largest full-service Real Estate brokerage in the Gulf South with 1,400 Agents in 30 offices located in the markets of Greater New Orleans, Greater Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, Houma, Lake Charles, and Southern Mississippi. Latter & Blum Inc. operates LATTER & BLUM Inc./REALTORS, C.J. Brown REALTORS Inc., Van Eaton & Romero REALTORS, and Noles-Frye Realty (all four owned by Latter & Blum Inc.). Latter & Blum Classic Homes & Properties, Latter & Blum Shaw Properties, and Latter & Blum Hometown operate under franchise agreements. All are networked nationally and globally as ERA Powered Companies. Additionally, LATTER & BLUM Inc. operates NAI Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate, Latter & Blum Property Management, Latter & Blum Insurance Services, Platinum Title, and Essential Mortgage Corporation.