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The FORECAST Symposium connects the real estate community. Our carefully curated agenda covers a wide range of topics, providing attendees with actionable insights to drive their businesses forward.


In an ocean of information, leaders turn to FORECAST to navigate the currents that move our world.

Session One: A Perspective on the Economy

Danushka Nanayakkara, National Association of Home Builders


Gary Wagner, University of Louisiana Lafayette


Paul Hendershot, CoStar

9:00am – 10:30am
Session Three: Insurance & The Environment

Stephanie Hilferty & Kirk Talbot, LA State Legislature


Chip Kline, GIS Engineering


Mark Montiel, Montiel Hodge

1:45pm – 3:00pm
Session Two: The Challenge of Underwriting Today

Brian Andrews, Louisiana State University

John Zollinger, Home Bank ​


Hamilton Blanton , Bank Plus 

Meghan Donelon, Red River Bank

Banking Panel moderated by Brian Andrews

11:00am – 12:30pm
Session Four: The Evolving Development Model

Louis David, New Orleans Business Alliance

Zach Kupperman, Kupperman Companies​


Curtis Doucette, Jr., Iris Development​


Michael Merideth, VPG Enterprise​

Luis Banos, Felicity Property Co


Developer Panel, moderated by Louis David

3:30pm – 4:30pm
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