NEXT MEETING 02.01.2018
CRERF FEBRUARY MEETING –
CRERF February Meeting -
Thursday, February 1, 2018
from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
1400 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, TX 77056
Commercial Real Estate Research Forum (CRERF) is a Houston-based
professional organization established in 1988. The organization's purpose is to provide the commercial real estate research professionals a forum to network and to enhance communication between and for its
members. It is the mission of CRERF to promote effective research capabilities in the real estate industry by providing professional development opportunities and the exchange of ideas and information among its members.
CRERF also invites several speakers throughout the year to present
insights on various topics related to the national and local economies and
the commercial real estate industry. Please click on Upcoming Events on
the left for additional information and to register.
Over the past 20 years, CRERF has grown from a three-member
organization into more than 70 members in the greater Houston area.
CRERF has contributed significantly to improving the quality of research and data collection, providing education on the resources that are available for its members, and facilitating the sharing of information. We welcome new members and look forward to continued growth.
The Partnership’s employment forecast for this year calls for the region to create approximately 45,500 jobs. Growth will be driven primarily by the strength of the U.S. and global economies and Houston’s links to them. While turmoil in the energy industry has for the most part subsided, the forecast doesn’t anticipate the sector contributing to job growth in ’18, but neither does it detract from overall expansion. Only two sectors, construction and information, are forecast to finish the year with fewer jobs than they started with. All remaining sectors are expected
to expand, some robustly, others modestly, in ’18.