Doug Duncan to Inform, Entertain at ALTA Annual

August 5, 2009

If you are pining for the latest forecast on when the mortgage market will rebound, then you won't want to miss the 2009 ALTA Annual Convention, which will feature Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae's vice president and chief economist. Duncan is responsible for managing Fannie Mae's Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. In this role, Duncan provides all economic, housing, and mortgage market forecasts and analyses and serves as the company's thought leader internally and with external constituent groups.

Join us at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., Oct. 21-24, and listen to one of the most influential people in real estate as Duncan offers his perspective on the national housing and mortgage market - and he provides it all with uncanny humor. Don’t miss this opportunity, register today.

Jan Fisher, vice president – national business development for Old Republic Site Management Services said "I would like to hear Doug Duncan again, considering the current economic conditions and his entertaining presentation of very important information."

Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Duncan served as senior vice president and chief economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) since 2000. Duncan served as the primary spokesperson on economic and mortgage market developments and performance for the MBA, a trade group representing 3,000 companies that make the majority of all residential, multifamily, and commercial real estate loans in the U.S.

Prior to joining the MBA in 1992, Duncan worked on Capitol Hill as a LEGIS Fellow and staff member on the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. He has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Business Economists, is a member of the American Economics Association and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and is past president of the Housing Statistics Users Group.

Duncan is a frequent speaker on national and state economic outlooks and housing and mortgage market conditions, and has been listed in the "Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate" by Inman News.

Duncan received his Ph. D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University and his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota State University.

You can take a look at the ALTA Annual Convention Registration Brochure online. For additional information, contact the Meetings Department, by e-mail at or by phone at 202-261-2942.

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