April 27, 2017

News Release

UC Berkeley’s 21st Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference To Focus on The Current Real Estate Boom—Will the Bubble Soon Burst?

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Contact: Linda Algazzali: algazzal@berkeley.edu

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown will be a keynote speaker

The 2016 Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference will focus on the San Francisco Bay Area market. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s recent report, San Francisco is the 34th most expensive place to live in the world. And the Bay Area region’s housing prices have grown faster than any other major city except London and Sydney. The commercial property market also continues to be strong.

Is this boom sustainable? What could cause the real estate markets to falter? If they deflate, how long will prices decrease? Will regional economies prove resilient?

Answers to these important questions will be discussed at the conference, sponsored by the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Fisher Center Co-Chair Robert Edelstein is the chair of this year’s conference.

Monday, May 2, 2016, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                                        

Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Directions & map

Keynote Speakers:

Willie L. Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco
Michael Nacht, Thomas & Alison Schneider Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Dr. Elizabeth Laderman, Sr. Economic Outreach Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
John Chang, 1st Vice President Research Services, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services

See the full agenda.