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Economic Summit 2021

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
Online Only

Event Details

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered what will likely become one of the more volatile periods in the history of the global economy, and what we’ve seen so far is just the beginning. In this year’s RHAWA Economic Summit, we will begin with the big picture to gain a better understanding of how major shifts in employment, consumer behaviors, and other societal trends are likely to affect the economy. Drawing on deep research and financial modeling, James McCafferty, Director of WWU Center for Economic and Business Research will review current trends and discuss how things may play out in the coming years. In response, RHAWA Board Member and co-founder of Commercial Analytics, Candice Che­vaillier will be joined by a panel of financial ex­perts to dig into the details on changes we are likely to see in the rental housing market including the real estate market, landlord-tenant law, tax law and lending practices.


James McCafferty serves as Co-Director for Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research.  In this role he seeks to broaden the connections between the University, the College of Business and Economics and the real world – businesses, non-profits and government agencies – through student internships, classroom based projects and consultative projects drawing on faculty, staff and students.

James brings a unique perspective and critical tools to problems faced by organizations today based on professional and community service experience at local, regional, and national levels. He blends the best approaches from the for-profit, non-profit, government, and individual sectors, James seeks unique blended responses that are effective, efficient, and practical while also maintaining long-term sustainability.

James’ core skill areas include: research, financial modeling, business development, branding/identity, marketing, finance, tax and legal issues (from a lay perspective), operations, growth management, and strategic partnering.

James has an MBA from Western Washington University, a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Public Relations from University of Oregon, is a Certified Global Business Professional and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of University Business and Economic Research.

Candice Chevaillier brings 16 years of commercial real estate investment sales experience in the Seattle market.  She recently joined Lee & Associates Northwest as a principal to spearhead the growth of their Multifamily practice.  Prior to joining Lee, she was a top broker for various other national and local brokerage firms including Marcus & Millichap, The Foundation Group, and SVN Whitecap.  She is a Co-Founder and Principal at Commercial Analytics, a technology and research company delivering cutting edge apartment research in the Puget Sound.  Before her shift to Commercial Real Estate, she earned her master’s degree in Global Marketing Communications and Advertising and worked management consulting for Andersen Consulting, Accenture, and Avanade.  She has sold over $140M in commercial investment real estate, including 782 units across 93 buildings.  She is on the Board of Directors for the Commercial Broker’s Association (CBA) and the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHAWA) and is active in the local Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute and the Commercial Real Estate Women’s (CREW) network.  She is passionate for travel and adventure with her husband and two young sons and an intense work hard / play hard attitude.

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This session is offered ONLINE only. All participants will receive a link to recorded session and downloadable materials after the session.

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