What does 2019 hold for the design and construction industry nationally and in North Texas? Join us as nationally recognized speakers address this question and many more during the annual AIA/TEXO Economic Outlook Forum. Our speakers will provide a uniquely entertaining perspective on what this year will include! Plan to stay and network with other TEXO and AIA members.

Following a preview of current/future markets trends by Anirban Basu, a moderated panel will share their perspectives on current hot products and hot markets, plus the best opportunities in the near term.

Economic Overview

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland.  Mr. Basu is among the most recognizable economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers, law firms and business associations serving as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors (national) and as chief economic advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association. In recent years, he has also focused upon health economics, the economics of education and economic development.  He currently lectures at Johns Hopkins University in micro-, macro-, international and urban economics.  

Mr. Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1990.  He earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.  His Juris Doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law in 2003.


Kevin Miner, VP Design and Construction, Top Golf
William Angles, Senior VP of Global Design, Cinemark
Tracy Boland, Senior Design Manager, Simon Property Group
Debra Valez, VP Design and Construction, KDC Real Estate
Aaron Haas, Executive VP Design and Construction, Howard Hughes Corporation

Moderator: Michael Kaiser, Director of Design, Beck Architecture


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