The popular and influential quarterly webinar features analysis and insights from both industry leaders followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Portland, Ore., November 28, 2022 The fourth 2022 quarterly installment of”WFG Insights: Quarterly Economic Outlook,” an informative and increasingly influential webinar featuring Williston Financial Group (WFG) Founder and Executive Chairman Patrick F. Stone and Economist and Forbes contributor Bill Conerly, Ph.D. will take place on Thursday, December 15th at 1 pm ET/Noon CT/10 am PT.

“WFG Insights: Quarterly Economic Outlook” attendance is open to all, but reservations are required and may be made by signing up here. The hour-long webinar includes commentary from both Stone and Conerly, as well as a Q&A session. Those wishing to submit questions for consideration must do so at the time of registration or email them separately to no later than 5 pm ET on Monday, December 12th.

“Bill and I bring decades of leadership and analyst experience in various areas of the housing industry and the U.S. economy to the discussion, and I believe our audience appreciates the balanced perspectives we provide regarding the challenges facing our industry,” Stone said.

“This quarter’s webinar will be held the day after the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting of the year, so we’ll have plenty of interesting news to incorporate into our thoughts on the business and real estate outlook,” Conerly said.

Stone’s lengthy career in real estate and related services includes C-level positions with three public companies and serving as a director on two Fortune 500 boards. His senior executive management positions include nine years as president and COO of the nation’s largest title insurance company, chairman and co-CEO of a software company, and CEO of a real estate data and information company. Stone also served as vice-chairman of Metrocities Mortgage, a 2005 top-20 mortgage lender, and as chairman of The Stone Group, an Austin, Texas-based tenant-represented brokerage company. In 2013, Inman News named him one of the year’s “100 Most Influential People in Real Estate.” Stone received HousingWire’s coveted Vanguard Award for lifetime career achievement in 2019 and again in 2021, was recognized in 2019 and 2020 as a Lending Luminary by Progress in Lending, and was the recipient of October Research’s annual Leadership Award in 2020.

Conerly has a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and more than 30 years of experience helping companies adapt to changing economic conditions. He was formerly Senior Vice President at a major bank and held positions in economics and corporate planning at two Fortune 500 corporations. He is also an online contributor to Forbes, chairman of the board of Cascade Policy Institute, and the author of The Flexible Stance: Thriving in a Boom/Bust Economy (2016) and Businomics (2007), a book about economics for business leaders.

“When we launched our Quarterly Economic Outlook webinar series in 2020 in response to the COVID lockdown, we didn’t anticipate that it would grow into the national real estate and economic information forum it is today,” said Stone. “The response to this webinar series from real estate, mortgage, and title industry professionals has been exceedingly positive.”

During the Q3 2022 webinar on August 24th, Stone and Conerly answered questions about the outlook for the global economy. They also addressed current market conditions, sharing their viewpoints on inflation, housing supply and demand, property appreciation, rising interest rates, the Ukrainian war, and the likelihood of a recession. To view a recording of the Q3 2022 webinar, click here.

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About Williston Financial Group

Williston Financial Group is the Portland, Oregon-based parent company of several national title insurance and settlement services providers, including WFG Lender Services and WFG National Title Insurance Company.  It is one of the fastest growing national title insurance and settlement services providers in the mortgage and real estate services industry.


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