After 17 years in the construction industry, I was minding my own business, doing independent financial research. As I reviewed the timeline of the housing bubble and the financial crisis, I kept running into evidence that didn't match any of the common stories about what happened. I simply followed that evidence to where it led, and, to my surprise, I discovered that practically everything we think we knew about the housing bubble and the financial crisis is wrong.
This is new, unique, and thorough research, which will challenge your audience. I can promise that they will leave the session challenged to change the way they have thought about the American economy and their role in it. This is a presentation they will continue talking about. The first book outlining the story will be widely distributed in late 2018. Your audience will appreciate that you provided them with an early view of this compelling new direction in our understanding of the financial crisis.
In short, we did not have too much money or too much credit. We didn't even have too many homes. In fact, our problem for at least the last 20 years has been that we don't have enough homes, and it is a shortage of homes that has put continual upward pressure on housing costs.
This may seem unbelievable, but the evidence is overwhelming. Seeing this evidence will open up a whole new way of thinking about the economy, investing, and homeownership. This is a radical new way of thinking about the economy that all serious professionals need to understand. This has implications for real estate brokers, real estate investors, financial advisors, homebuilders, public policymakers, and more. And, in the end, it is a motivational story about how learning the right lessons about the financial crisis illuminates opportunity that surrounds everyone in the real estate and financial sectors.
I was the founder and operator of a signage subcontracting firm for 17 years. I have a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Arizona. I am an independent author with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. They will be publishing my research in two installments. The first book will be available in Autumn 2018, and the second book will follow soon after. This is your opportunity to give your audience an early view into an important new point of view that will have an immediate and important impact on their professional decisions, and will provide them with compelling food for thought.
I can provide a range of programs, from short overviews of the evidence with a motivational message for real estate professionals about the importance of recovering lost homeownership and a diminished housing stock, to an extended, detailed review of the evidence and how it should inform our estimation of real estate valuations, inflation levels, fixed income, monetary policy, and business cycles. In all cases, your audience is certain to see new information that challenges their way of thinking and opens their eyes to new opportunities for service and investment.