2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Craving Normal Activity, Consumer Demand to Drive Growth
The economic recovery from the historic COVID-19 pandemic that began last year regained steam at the start of 2021. As a result, record savings and hot financial markets indicate an even more accelerated upturn will play out across the rest of the year, according to a Beacon Economics forecast.
“We’re not there yet, but even the most damaged industries are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel, while industries that went essentially unscathed are facing tight job markets and having trouble hiring people,” said Christopher Thornberg, founding partner with Beacon Economics.
As is the case nationally, the pace of vaccinations in California has gathered significant momentum during the past month. Importantly, the state has reached its target of administering 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses specifically within its most disadvantaged areas, a goal that makes it easier for counties to widely reopen businesses and other public spaces. As vaccines boost consumer confidence in returning to normal activities and lead to a further easing of business restrictions, the labor market recovery in the state will accelerate, says the forecast.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.