Tuesday, January 11, 2022
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Junior League of Houston
CoreNet Houston Achievement Award and Market Overview
William "Bill" Fulton
Director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Recipient of the CoreNet Lifetime Achievement Award
William Fulton is the director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. He is a former mayor of Ventura, California, and director of planning & economic development for the city of San Diego. Since arriving at the Kinder Institute in 2014, Fulton has overseen a tripling of the Institute’s size and budget. He is the author of seven books, including Guide to California Planning, the standard urban planning textbook in California, The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles, which was an L.A. Times best-seller, and Talk City: A Chronicle Of Political Life In An All-American Town. His most recent book is The Texas Triangle: An Emerging Power in the Global Economy (with Henry Cisneros and others). He currently serves as board chair for Metro Lab Network, a national network of research partnerships between cities and universities, and vice chair of LINK Houston, a transportation equity advocacy group. Fulton holds master’s degrees in mass communication from The American University and urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Adam Perdue
Discussion of the US, Texas, and Houston economies and the Houston Commercial Real Estate Markets. Where are we? Where are we going?
Adam came to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in 2020 from the University of Houston Institute for Regional Forecasting where he studied the Houston and Texas economies and real estate markets. He started his professional career as a transportation engineer in Houston, then San Antonio, before returning to the University of Houston to obtain his economics graduate degrees. Adam is most interested in the economic relationships between Texas cities and regions, the distribution of economic activity within cities, and the impacts of public policy on urban life and real estate.