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Providence Title 2018 Real Estate Market Projections Panel event

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5120 Woodway

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The Providence Title 2018 Real Estate Market Projections Panel event will take place at the Decorative Center Houston again this year. 2017 has been one of the most interesting years in Houston Real Estate in many years. Please join us with this all-star lineup of panelists and hear about their projections for the 2018 Real Estate Market in Houston, Texas.



Moderator:

Freddy Goerges - CEO of Houston Young Professionals & Executive Officer of Online Business Loans USA




Sponsors Include:

Black, Mann & Graham L.L.P.

Sunny Pressure Washing, LLC

Vintage Home Loan, LLC


Panelists:

Lee Girard - Girard Interests - Commercial RE Chair

Hugh A. "Lee" Girard has been a licensed Real Estate Broker for over 25 years, handling both Residential and Commercial transactions. He has a Masters in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Phoenix, AZ. Lee has lived in Houston for over 50 years, gaining an extraordinary knowledge of the communities, the streets, and the history of the neighborhoods, This life experience and business background enable Lee to wisely guide investors, developers, builders, and homeowners alike in selecting the best property to suit their needs.

Patrick O’ Connor - O’ Connor and Associates - Property Tax chair

Founder and president of O’Connor and Associates and of Enriched Data, Mr. O’Connor is a graduate of the University of Houston and Harvard Business School with a master’s degree in business administration. He has over thirty years of experience in appraising commercial real estate properties, property tax reduction and federal tax reduction. Patrick O’Connor is the author of Cut Your Property Taxes, a book that empowers individuals to challenge the appraisal district to reduce assessed property value. Mr. O’Connor is also the co-author of Big Data in Real Estate: Be a Millionaire.

Mark Rafail - Rafail Insurance Group - Insurance chair

Mark Rafail is the agency owner of Rafail Insurance Group. He has a BA Degree in History from Texas A&M University - College Station. Mark was awarded Farmers Rookie of the year, awarded Top 50 life insurance agents and “Top 1% of Farmers Insurance Agencies” in the country. Rafail has also been awarded The National Academy For Best-Selling Authors, 2013 and is the founder of the Houston, Texas Egyptian Festival. Rafail has a strong presence and is highly respected in the Real Estate community for both Residential and Commercial Real Estate.

Matthew Westervelt - Bank of America - Residential RE Lending chair

As Vice President, Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Westervelt strives to simplify the mortgage process for his clients. Specializing in luxury real estate financing, he offers an array of innovative mortgage products including Conventional, Jumbo, Super Jumbo, Home Equity Lines and more. As a younger businessman Westervelt has seen much success since moving to Houston from Danbury, Connecticut. He has become a well respected mortgage lender in the Houston, Texas Real Estate industry and has already become well known for his ability to generate high volumes of business.

Dean Bittles - Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty - Residential RE chair

Dean Bittles was born and Raised in Austin, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication design from Texas State University where he was able to pursue his specialized degree. Dean has successfully worked with self - proprietors and start-ups to divisions within Global 500 companies. He has created, designed and engineered physical products as well as simulated consumer experiences to develop bars and restaurants. Developing consumer experiences in the past has translated into marketing homes like a product rather than a structure. This top producer embraces the philosophy of allowing his buyers and sellers to envision a lifestyle when selecting a home.

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