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The Northern Colorado Home Builders Association’s
2023 Housing Summit

2023 Event Resources

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Keynote Speaker: Rob Dietz, NAHB Chief Economist

Speakers: Karl Mecklenburg, Motivational Speaker & Former Denver Bronco, Tom Hayden, Senior Vice President Zonda Advisory

This event will provide an overview of market conditions as the economy struggles with the highest pace of inflation in four decades. The Federal Reserve is tightening monetary policy. How far will it go and what does this mean for economic growth, recession risk and interest rates? This event will explore macroeconomic factors affecting housing demand and the potential for a housing rebound in the coming quarters. We will also see how local data compared to national trends.


Former Denver Bronco, Karl Mecklenberg will start us out by sharing how important resiliency and a positive attitude are in these uncertain times. We will finish out the day with a panel of local experts who will share their experiences and the lessons they have learned.


Bring your questions for this engaging discussion of the economy with leading national economists.


Rob Dietz, NAHB Chief Economist

Dr. Robert Dietz is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy for the National Association of Home Builders, where his responsibilities include housing market analysis, economic forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research. He has published academic research on the benefits of homeownership, federal tax policy, and other housing issues, and has testified before Congress on real estate policy issues. He is often cited on housing and economic issues in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and other media sources. Before joining NAHB in 2005, Robert worked as an economist for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, where he was the committee’s real estate expert. He is a native of Dayton, Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University.


Karl Mecklenburg, Motivational Speaker & Former Denver Bronco

In 1983, Karl Mecklenburg was drafted by the Denver Broncos. Over the course of his illustrious career, which spanned from 1983 to 1994, Mecklenburg became a cornerstone of the Broncos' defense, earning a reputation as one of the most versatile and tenacious players in the league. Since retiring from professional football, Mecklenburg has continued to be an influential figure, using his platform to inspire and motivate individuals both within and outside the realm of sports. His motivational speaking engagements and coaching endeavors have allowed him to share his experiences and valuable insights with audiences across the nation.

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Tom Hayden, Senior Vice President, Zonda Advisory

Tom Hayden is a seasoned professional with over 24 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has held key positions at esteemed organizations such as Metrostudy, Hanley Wood, Meyers Group, and Zonda, where he has seamlessly integrated advisory, data platform, and leadership roles throughout his career.


With a national and regional focus, Tom has provided on-the-ground advisory services in 15 states and over 60 metropolitan areas. While his primary focus has been in the Mountain region, he also spent a significant period based in Southern California from 2003 to 2006, allowing him to gain valuable insights and expertise across the country.

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