SOURCE: Inman News

September 14, 2006 11:44 ET

World's Leading Expert on Real Estate Investment Economics, Robert J. Shiller, Author of "Irrational Exuberance," to Deliver "Connect HIGH NET 2006" Keynote Address

EMERYVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 14, 2006 -- High Net Worth Individuals and institutions have the opportunity for the first time to invest in or hedge housing exposure without buying or selling physical real estate assets. How will this impact the residential real estate market now that capital market liquidity is knocking at its door?

"Expect lots of debate and interaction among this event's unique blend of housing bulls and bears: HNWIs, high-powered brokers and high-rolling Wall Street market-makers, institutional investors and lenders," proclaims keynote speaker, Robert J. Shiller, best-selling author of "Irrational Exuberance" and the world's leading expert on real estate investment economics.

Held at the Mandarin Oriental Miami, October 15-17, 2006, Connect HIGH NET will feature an excursion through real estate's transformed investment landscape. Shiller adds, "This is the first conference of its kind, a forum that will stimulate serious thought about how current and prospective stakeholders in residential real estate can best identify and manage the emerging risks and opportunities borne by the changing behavior of real estate prices, advances in information technology, innovative derivative products, and new marketplaces."

Confirmed speakers include:

- Frank McKinney -- Founder, Frank McKinney & Company
- Ben White -- Wall Street Correspondent, Financial Times
- David Stiff, Ph.D -- Chief Economist, Fiserv
- Marc Gerstein -- Director of Investment Research, Reuters
- Michael Tchong -- Trend Analyst, Ubertrends
- Joseph Mattey -- Chief Risk Officer, Washington Mutual Home Loans

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Inman News' Connect conferences unite the most influential executives and experts from real estate, mortgage and technology into an active forum for discussion and debate. Connect NYC opens January 8-10, 2007 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Connect San Francisco opens August 1-3, 2007 at the Palace Hotel. All registered trademarks and services marks in this release are the property of their respective owners.


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