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World Renowned Economists to Speak at CCU Real Estate & Economic Summit

Lawrence Yun and Dan Mitchell to Headline Event

Conway, SC--Coastal Carolina University’s 20th Annual Real Estate and Economic Summit is scheduled for September 29 at Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), will deliver the keynote address.

Yun appears regularly on financial news outlets and is often a guest on CSPAN’s Washington Journal. He is a regular columnist on Forbes’ website and is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States. USA Today recently listed him as one of the top 10 economic forecasters in the country.

Also, scheduled to speak is Dan Mitchell, Ph.D., a libertarian economist and senior fellow at the Cato Institute. His work has been published in the Wall Street JournalNew York TimesWashington PostNational ReviewForbesUSA Today, and Investor’s Business Daily, to name just a few. Mitchell is a frequent television commentator and appears regularly on all major networks.

Robert F. Salvino, Jr. Ph.D. professor at Coastal Carolina University, and Associate Director of the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development will round out the slate of speakers. A well-known local economist, Dr. Salvino has worked with numerous local industries and government entities in conducting research, monitoring economic trends, and developing forecasts that have a direct impact on Horry and Georgetown Counties.

“We could not be more pleased to announce speakers of this caliber,” said Barbara Ritter, Dean of CCU’s E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. The insights presented at the Summit will enlighten our entire region and will be of interest to everyone involved in commercial or residential real estate or investments.”

The Summit, scheduled for September 29 at Pine Lakes Country Club, is administrated by CCU’s Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. For more information visit The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development at CCU.

About the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development,

Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina, USA.

The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development serves students and professionals engaged in all facets of real estate and economic development and provides market analysis, study-based scholarships, networking opportunities, internships and technical study tours of international sites.

The Grant Center leverages the global ties of Coastal Carolina University and key partners, including students, alumni, faculty, staff and board members. It offers courses in commercial and investment real estate, publishes scholarly research and produces applied studies for stakeholders in the region. The Center also hosts the annual Economic Growth & Real Estate Summit, provides seminar talks on a regular basis and consults for various private, government and nonprofit groups.

The key mission is to support the education of its students to the highest levels of competence and professionalism and to broaden the economic base of the region, serving as a bridge between Coastal Carolina University and the wider community.