SFAR requests the pleasure of your company at our annual installation celebration. This year's event will be a celebration of our members' successes in 2012 and focus on our opportunities in 2013. The vibrant San Francisco real estate market experienced growth last year influenced by increases in sales prices and decreases in inventory. In addition the real estate purchase market was impacted by the political climate both in San Francisco, as well as in Washington, and fluctuations in consumer confidence and spending.
Our evening celebration includes our guest speaker, Charles Duhigg, author of "The Power of Habit," and Business Reporter for The New York Times. Charles will share his insights and analysis about the science of habit formation from his research affecting our everyday decisions. The science of habit formation will give us perspective on ourselves, our business decisions and our choices. It will also help us understand today's consumers, what motivates their decisions and provide insight into the future of our real estate marketing, sales and opportunities.
Our evening program will include a brief ceremony honoring the following 2013 officers and directors and music and entertainment by Take 2.
Christine R. Dwiggins, President
Betty A. Taisch, President-Elect
Tim A. Brown, Chief Financial Officer
Walter T. Baczkowski, Chief Executive Officer
2013 Incoming Directors
Tara C. Donohue
John M. Lee
Carol M. Luckenbach
No-host bar begins at six o'clock, dinner will be served at seven o'clock.
Parking and valet services are available at cost at the InterContinental. In addition, three parking garages are within walking distance of the hotel.