Economic Forecast

Education Seminar: Wednesday, November 15 | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

ACBR Education Seminar : November 16th : 8:00 am - 9:30 am


Jeffrey Havsy, CBRE Americas

Dr. Donald Sabbarese, Kennesaw State University

Panel Coordinator:

Frank Mann, BB&T


  • Time: 7:30 am, Continental Breakfast & Networking
    8:00 am - 9:30 am, Program
  • Location: The Atlanta REALTORS® Center
    5784 Lake Forrest Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328
  • This is a one hour session, CE credit does not apply.

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Jeffrey Havsy

Jeffrey Havsy

CBRE Americas
Chief Economist

As CBRE’s Americas Chief Economist, Jeffrey provides the broader commercial real estate community with thought leadership on real estate trends, the macro-economy and economic events. He works with investors, occupiers and other users of commercial real estate to better understand real estate and capital markets in order to make better investment and leasing choices. He is also responsible for guiding the CBRE Econometric Advisors (CBRE EA) team. CBRE EA provides best-of-class research, data, analytical tools and forecasting services to its clients. With its staff of highly-qualified economists, CBRE EA assists clients in achieving maximum returns while managing risk in commercial real estate.

Before joining CBRE, Jeff served as the Director of Research at National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries. During his time there, he created and published a monthly thought piece to explain NCREIF data, analyze trends and educate membership on new topics, including for senior leadership a quarterly executive summary with additional data from NAREIT to summarize investment returns in the public and private markets. Jeff also worked as a Global Strategist with Property & Portfolio Analytics, leading the company’s global expansion effort by coordinating real estate market coverage across North America, Europe and Asia. As a Vice President at Equity Office Properties, he spearheaded long-term strategic research projects to support and advance the company’s $25 billion portfolio and future expansion.

Jeff currently serves as a board member of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI). He has co-authored several research papers, including “The Case of Real Estate,” “Derivatives Markets: How Far Does Real Estate Have to Go,” and “The Use of Leverage by Institutional Investors: Pros, Cons and Implementation Considerations.” He is also a Homer Hoyt Fellow and he became a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) in April 2016.

Jeff holds a masters in economics from University of Virginia and a B.A. in Economics from Lehigh University. ​​​​​

Frank Mann

Frank Mann

Senior Vice President

Frank Mann is an Atlanta native and long-time commercial real estate veteran in the Atlanta market. Frank has been with BB&T for 17 years as a commercial real estate lender serving Atlanta and Northern Georgia commercial real estate developers and investors. He has won numerous awards as a top producer at BB&T and is highly experienced in all commercial property types including industrial, retail, office, and multifamily. Frank has been married for 26 years with two daughters ages 25 and 21. He is an active member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, ULI and the Council for Quality Growth and serves on the ACBR’s Legislative Affairs and ACBR’s Education Committees, as well as ULI’s Capital Markets and New Member Committees. His hobbies include golf, exercise, reading and rock and roll music.

Dr. Donald Sabbarese

Dr. Donald Sabbarese

Kennesaw State University
Director Emeritus, Econometric Center

Dr. Donald Sabbarese specializes in the area of macroeconomics and financial institutions. He is director emeritus of the Econometric Center and professor of economics at Kennesaw State University, where he directed the Georgia Purchasing Managers Survey, Southeast Regional Purchasing Managers Survey, and the Georgia International Business Index. Other research includes studies of the local and regional economy, industry surveys, economic impact studies, tax revenue forecasting, and research on forecasting regional economic conditions. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors, ISM-Atlanta. He served as Director of the Graduate School of Banking for Community Bankers. His work at the Econometric Center has been reported by local, regional and national media.

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