September Lunch Meeting

September 18, 2019
Written by: Cathy Pryor

On September 18, CREW hosted a panel to discuss Current Market & Economic Influences, moderated by Lara Fritz, the new President and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership. Lara led Bobby Prout, from GRACRE & Falling Springs, Jack Berry, the President and CEO of Richmond Region Tourism, and Chris LeBarton, of CoStar, through a discussion of current topics such as the Navy Hill Development, speculative development, Richmond as a destination for younger tourists, and housing needs in the region. The panel also discussed Richmond’s strengths as discussion of the ‘R’ word continues to dominate the news and economic forecasts. The discussion was a great insight into several key topics that CREW hopes to explore further in 2020.