Dr. David Crowe, chief economist with the National Association of Home Builders, will speak to the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga and the Greater Chattanooga Realtors Association on Wednesday, May 22, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will be from 12-1 p.m.
Cost is $15 and you may register at www.hbagc.net or call the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga at 624-9992 to register.
Dr. Crowe is chief economist and senior vice president at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Dr. Crowe is responsible for NAHB’s forecast of housing and economic trends, survey research and analysis of the home building industry and consumer preferences as well as microeconomic analysis of government policies that affect housing.
Dr. Crowe is also responsible for the development and implementation of an innovative model of the local economic impact and fiscal cost of new home construction, which has estimated the net impact of new housing in over 500 local markets. Past research has concentrated on home ownership trends, tax issues, demographics, government mortgage insurance, local land use ordinance impacts and the impacts of housing on local economies.