2018 Economic Forecast

February 22, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Embassy Suites
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131
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7:30am Registration
8:00am Presentation


Knowledge is Key!

Start 2018 the right way! Join IREM Northern Ohio and BOMA Greater Cleveland for an insightful joint Economic Forecast featuring Guhan Venkatu, Vice President and Senior Regional Officer, Pittsburgh Branch, The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Hear how the regional economy fared in 2017, What to expect in 2018 and What to watch for in Washington DC and around the world that could impact our local economy.

Guhan Venkatu is vice president and senior regional officer at the Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Mr. Venkatu has 15 years of Reserve Bank experience and is responsible for maintaining a strong presence for the Bank throughout western Pennsylvania, southeastern Ohio, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. As the senior official of the Pittsburgh Branch, he manages relationships with key stakeholders in the area, and is responsible for monitoring the region’s economic environment.

Mr. Venkatu joined the Cleveland Reserve Bank in 1998 as a research analyst. In his tenure with the Bank, he has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Research Department. Most recently, he held the position of economist. For the past several years, his economic research has focused on inflation and inflation expectations, housing and household finance, and factors related to regional economic growth. His research and analysis have been a resource for the public, and he has advised and informed the Bank’s president and board of directors on economic conditions and various policy issues.

Mr. Venkatu currently serves on boards that oversee the Economic Club of Pittsburgh, EconomicsPennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh. He is also a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, and previously served as a member of the Ohio Governor's Council of Economic Advisors. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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Founded in 1914, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Cleveland is a dynamic association of nearly 128 commercial building members consisting of both urban and suburban owners and managers and 120 associate members who provide support services and supplies to commercial properties.

The mission of the Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater Cleveland is to provide advocacy, professional development, networking and economic savings opportunities for its members.


$30.00 IREM Member

$40.00 Non-Member