What The Federal Reserve Knows About Real Estate / Laurel Graefe, Executive of the Nashville Federal Reserve Branch

Monday July 13th, 6:00 PM online

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Pretty much anything that happens in real estate is tied to the general economy, the strength of the economy, and banking conditions. But what does that mean to you? Join us Monday, July 13th, as we hear from Laurel Graefe, and get the inside scoop on real estate and the Federal Reserve.

What are the risks today that investors should consider?
What segments of the market now are vulnerable?
How do the actions of the Fed affect real estate?
How does the economy affect the decisions the Fed makes?
How does the Fed get the information it uses to make policy?
What’s going on in the economy today?

Laurel Graefe (pronounced gray·fee) is the Regional Executive at the Nashville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. As the senior officer leading the Federal Reserve in Nashville, she is responsible for the Branch’s board of directors and economic research activities, oversees its economic and financial education programs, and advises on monetary policy. Her work gathering and synthesizing insight from Tennessee business executives and community leaders brings Main Street perspectives to national monetary policy deliberations.

Laurel represents the Fed in regular speeches about current economic conditions, the economic outlook, and the functions and history of the U.S. central bank. Her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and MarketWatch, among others, and has been featured on National Public Radio. She is also coauthor of The Handbook of Oil Politics, published by Routledge.

Prior to assuming her current position, Laurel served as director of the Nashville Branch’s Regional Economic Information Network and held a number of positions with the Atlanta office of the Federal Reserve, including as a director and economic policy specialist overseeing inflation and energy market analysis for the research department. She joined the Bank in 2005 specializing in international economics and labor market analysis.

So what topics will Laurel cover on Monday July 13th?

  • A short primer on the Federal Reserve and monetary policy
  • Current Employment conditions
  • Updates on the strength of consumer spending
  • The state of business vitality and business investments
  • Risks to the economic outlook
  • Risks to inflation – upside vs. downside
  • Data from the Personal Consumption Index and how it affects you