Ohio Economic Forecast Plenary

Wednesday, November 8: 9:00am – 10:30am

Michael Koessel joins Dr. Ned Hill and Rob Vogt for the annual conference discussion of current and future economic and demographic trends, housing markets and the health of the housing industry.

Session Materials:

Ohio Economic Forecast Plenary Presentations (2.67 MB Adobe PDF File)

Dr. Edward "Ned" Hill
Professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University
Ned Hill is a known throughout the state of Ohio as an observer of the performance of the economy, economic development strategy, community development policy, and state and local public policy. He has also been deeply involved with understanding and promoting the manufacturing sector in Ohio. The Cincinnati Inquirer referred to Hill and the "godfather of (business) tax reform" and the Ohio Manufacturers Association awarded him its Legacy Award. Hill is Professor of Public Affairs and City & Regional Planning at The Ohio State University where he teaches economic development, public finance, and state and local public policy in The John Glenn College of Public Affairs. He is also affiliated with OSU's College of Engineering's Ohio Manufacturing Institute and the university's Discovery Theme in Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability led by the Institute of Materials Research (IMR).

Robert Vogt
Partner, Vogt Strategic Insights
Robert Vogt is a principal and partner with the real estate market analyst firm of Vogt Strategic Insights, a firm specializing in providing real estate market feasibility studies and project consulting located in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Vogt has conducted market feasibility studies for the past thirty years. In this time, he has conducted, written and reviewed over 7,000 market analyses for market-rate and affordable Tax Credit apartments, as well as studies for single-family, condominiums, golf course/residential developments, office, retail, and elderly housing throughout the U.S. Mr. Vogt is a founding member of the National Council of Housing Market Analysts, an association formed to bring standards and professional practices to real estate market feasibility. He is a past chairman of this association. Mr. Vogt is a member of the Columbus Board of Commission Appeals and a member of the Urban Land Insitute. Mr. Vogt has a degree in Finance, Real Estate, and Urban Land Economics from The Ohio State University.

Mike Koessel
Director of Citi Municipal Housing, Citi
Mr. Koessel (Mike) has 32 years of experience in affordable housing finance. He has worked as a banker for 20 years, the last 15 at Citi. Prior to banking, Mr. Koessel worked at cfX Inc., a firm specializing in quantitative cash flow analyses for housing bond issuers. Currently Mr. Koessel heads up the coordination of Citi resources on behalf of state Housing Finance Agencies in need of housing and community development and stabilization banking resources. Mr. Koessel's senior managed HFA clients over the years have included: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Vermont, among others. Mr. Koessel holds a BA from Williams College and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he also has taught.

Room Number:

Union Station Ballroom