Monday, January 15, 2007

Eat up: Annual real estate forecast breakfast on its way

The Institute of Real Estate Management will hold its 16th annual economic and real estate forecast breakfast 7 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, on the Springs' south side. The popular event -- typically attended by several hundred business people -- provides an overview of the local economy and real estate market. This year's speakers will be Tucker Hart Adams, a Springs resident, president of The Adams Group Inc. consulting firm and an econmist with U.S. Bank, who will speak about the local economy and whether a recesson is looming in 2007; Mary Frances Cowan, a veteran commercial real estate broker for Grubb & Ellis/Quantum Commercial Group in Colorado Springs and who will discuss the commercial market; Doug Carter, a Springs real estate broker who will talk about the apartment market and Fort Carson's effect; and Mike Kazmierski, president of the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. and who will talk about the economy and the EDC's role and initiatives. More information: Pikes Peak Association of Realtors at 633-7718 or e-mail Linda Littlefield at

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