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Resources for COVID-19 and Beyond

During a time of great uncertainty and change, connection and information is a more important resource than ever before. Today's problems could be amplified or completely altered in a matter of days or hours, so it is vital that organizations and thought leaders frequently share knowledge, dispel rumors, and offer insight.

To meet this need, the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate launches the resource Lusk Perspectives.

Hosted by Professor and Lusk Center Director Richard K. Green, Lusk Perspectives offers timely analysis and shares accurate data vetted by leading experts on the latest developments and observations concerning COVID-19.

Once interviews are conducted, resources and videos will be made available here and on podcast channels as soon as possible.

 

Latest Perspectives

With Special Guest Raphael Bostic

May 6, 2020
Raphael Bostic
Raphael Bostic | President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Raphael Bostic and Richard Green discuss the unprecedented impact that COVID-19 has made on the US and how the Federal Government has taken unprecedented steps to meet that challenge. Reflecting upon the quick, broad, and bi-partisan efforts made since the COVID-19 outbreak, Bostic points out that “when very unexpected things happen, everything is possible”.

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Piecing The Housing Puzzle Back Together

May 18, 2020
John Burns
John Burns | CEO, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

John Burns joins Richard Green to share proprietary tools he and his team developed during the Great Recession to monitor how the current crisis has unfolded. Burns illustrates that apartments are showing signs of weakness, but with a usual market-wide spring pickup despite the COVID -19 disruption. Burns credits the Federal Government’s actions to stabilize the marketplace as a key factor in the current resiliency of home sales. Burns also points out that Millennials with means are moving more and more towards homeownership as they age, though he cautions that the relatively good news today does not guarantee growth or “boom times” without resolution on how the US as a whole will manage COVID-19.

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LA County Antibody Testing Update

May 21, 2020
Neeraj Sood
Neeraj Sood | Professor and Vice Dean for Research, USC Price School of Public Policy

Neeraj Sood discusses early findings of his ongoing LA County antibody study. Sood points out that so far the study indicates that still more COVID-19 numbers are going unreported, even within this particular study. Dr. Sood also explores the various factors impacting policy moving forward, and emphasizes that it should be possible to have some middle ground between strict lockdown and an unregulated (and unsafe) return to normal. Richard Green fields questions about strategy options for the US in comparison to other countries and what can be done about asymptomatic carriers, while Dr. Sood iterates that the knowledge base of COVID-19 is improving, but still needs more growth.

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Home Builders: Today and in the Future

May 26, 2020
Adrian Foley
Adrian Foley | President and COO, Brookfield Residential
Scott B. Laurie
Scott B. Laurie | President and CEO, The Olson Company

Scott B. Laurie and Adrian Foley join Richard Green (Director, USC Lusk Center) to discuss the state of the home building market, how COVID-19 has impacted the process of purchasing a new home, and how the industry is adapting to meet the needs of its customers. Green fields questions about the software The Olson Company and Brookfield Residential have found helpful, what the CARES Act expiration date in July means for employment, and what long-term changes could be here to stay.

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Commercial Real Esate Market Updates and Overview

May 27, 2020
Stanley Iezman
Stanley Iezman | Chairman and CEO, American Realty Advisors
Rachel Elias Wein
Rachel Elias Wein | Founder and CEO, WeinPlus
David B. Dollinger
David B. Dollinger | Principal, Dollinger Properties
Lisa Reddy
Lisa Reddy | Vice President, Leasing Officer, Prologis

Industry leaders Lisa Reddy, David Dollinger, Stanley Iezman, Rachel Elias Wein join Lusk Director Richard Green to provide updates and analysis on commercial retail, industrial, and office spaces.

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