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CEC’s VP of Private Market Resources, Erin McLaughlin joined the program to preview the upcoming Private Market Symposium on Commercial and Residential Real Estate taking place on March 3-4 in Scottsdale, AZ.  To register for this unique event, click here.

Speakers for this tailored event for professionals in the land development and engineering industry include:


Emerging Trends in Real Estate for 2022:

The Emerging Trends in Real Estate® report is the most highly regarded and widely-read forecast report in the real estate industry. The report culminates insights from over 1,700 real estate and land use practitioners across the country who are interviewed on real estate investment and development trends, both commercial and residential. Key speaker Andrew (“Andy”) Warren, is the report’s co-author and Director of Real Estate Research at PwC. Andy will present key findings and trends from the 2022 edition. In his role at PwC, Andy monitors all aspects of real estate and is a frequent speaker and author on issues affecting the real estate market.


The Hot Residential Market: Will it last, and what is the pattern of future growth?:

Speaker Steven Hensley is the Senior Manager of Advisory at Zonda Home, the largest homebuilding prop tech company in North America. Zonda provides cutting-edge research and analysis to the nation’s largest homebuilders and others in the residential space, with a focus on nationwide market trends, including understanding recession forces and the impacts of Millennials on the market. Zonda is known for its proprietary indices such as the New Home Pending Sales Index and the New Home Lot Supply Index.


Digital Twinning: What is it and how could it transform downtown Phoenix?:

Downtown Phoenix is using the power of a digital twin to create a more sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future. But what is a “digital twin” and how is it connected to the development and design of commercial and residential real estate? We will explore this with Sara Scoville-Weaver with Downtown Phoenix, Inc., who will share how the group is working as part of a larger coalition with Arizona State University, Amazon Web Services and others to help take the 90-block core of Phoenix into a world-class city center using a digital twin model that creates a 3D visualization that allows citizens, businesses, policymakers and other stakeholders to quickly grasp the relevance of data and make decisions.


Mass Timber: A Future Design Trend Realized:

Set to open in May 2022, The Beam on Farmer will be the first cross-laminated timber (CLT) office building in Arizona. Design Phase Executive Damon Jeffrey with Mortenson, lead developer and constructor of the building, will share details on the five-story, 184,000-square-foot office building and how it differs from more traditional commercial design and construction projects. The CLT process utilizes young trees and combines layers of natural timber for an eco-friendly building approach; the project also includes an active design and will offer users a healthy building experience in a post-pandemic world, with contactless features from “car to cube.”


Post-Pandemic Outlook for Engineering Firms, and the Impact of Infrastructure Bill Spending:

ACEC Vice President of Private Market Resources Erin McLaughlin, will provide an overview of how design and construction spending has changed both during and coming out of the COVID-19 recession, and the near-term market outlook for engineering firms, including how the recent passage of



February 2, 2022

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