Helping you make good investment and business decisions
Mark Dotzour delivers 60-100 speeches each year to a wide variety of audiences. His goal for each of his presentations is to synthesize global, social, and economic trends to give his audience a tool kit of factual information to help them make good investment and business decisions. His audiences include virtually every facet of the real estate industry, and accountants, wealth managers, bankers, private equity funds and foundations. Each presentation is individually tailored to meet the needs of the audience.
Mark Dotzour’s speeches
The topics typically covered in my speeches include the outlook for job growth, interest rates and inflation. For many audiences I also talk about the outlook for absorption of commercial real estate, trends in commercial real estate values and transaction volume. I also discuss the outlook for home sales volume and residential prices for brokers, home builders, developers, lenders and investors.
Approach to presentations
“I realized that I need to be the 50,000-foot guy who sets the picture in terms of what the overall market condition looks like."
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Instead of focusing solely on a market’s real estate landscape, Dotzour examines the global economy, explaining how it will trickle down to the national, state and city levels. He also keeps a close eye on interest rates, predicting what the central bank is going to do, whether we're going to have higher inflation.
“I follow the big, general pictures, but the difference between me and most every other economist I've ever met is that I analyze the same economic information that other economists do, but I translate that down to real estate decisions."
My core values when I interact with people and make presentations are:
- All people are created by God and deserve respect, compassion and grace.
- Minivans are cool.
- Black wingtip shoes are snappy.
- Spreadsheets are fun.
- Economics is fascinating.
Clients are saying...
You are the Elephant Hunter… The only guy that can spot the elephant in the room when everyone else is looking for crumbs for mouses.
You are required listening!!!! If you are in commercial real estate, and times are difficult or uncertain, you must enhance your human capital… and the single best way to do that is to listen to Dr. Dotzour every chance you get!
When I heard you speak in January 2020 at the North Texas Realty Conference, you got my attention because at the time you were the only person I heard who was actually predicting lower interest rates over the long term. You accurately predicted EXACTLY what would happen at the next recession; who could have imagined it would begin only a couple of months later. As you predicted, the Fed dropped rates to zero and the currency printers have been turned on.
You are far and away the most reasoned voice in the world right now. Thank you for always being you!!!!!!!! Great stuff!!!!!!
It is very clear to me that you are someone who has academic curiosity, but what is even more clear is that your curiosity stems from wanting to know the why behind things, because you truly care.
I really value your candor and frankness with us in order to impart truth, and I especially liked your advice to seek an understanding of what is happening in business from those living and working in it rather than the media. I think that this shows the way that you are able to find fact and truth in the face of opinion and distortions.
I was in complete hypnosis listening to you during your presentation! I did come shake your hand afterward as that was the most fascinating 60 minutes I’ve had professionally over my 20 year career.
I always enjoy your economic forecast presentations. Your presentations are clear, concise and understandable, and accurate. You have great communication skills and a wickedly funny sense of humor.
Your love for learning is contagious! It is incredibly refreshing to hear from someone who is willing to shoot straight with us. I have never met someone as passionate about his or her work as you are.
Your presentation was exactly what I needed....the untainted truth and the numbers don't lie. Your passion and humor make a really impactful presentation.
It was an absolute pleasure being able to sit back and listen to your views of the world economy, politics and the future. I thoroughly enjoyed the insight and analytics you brought to the discussion.
Thank you for gracing us with an amazing amount of wonderful information and also not mincing words. I greatly appreciated when you talked about the media. Thank you for inspiring me.
Excellent comments delivered with exceptional humor.
Your work ethic and dedication is admirable. Your passion and expertise challenged me. You have definitely inspired me to continue to train like an athlete to be successful in my career, while still focusing on humility and family.
Your speech was fantastic, entertaining and very informative. As a business owner who is not very experienced in economic theory, I am always listening and learning. Your presentation was very helpful.
Thank you for the informative and objective presentation. I appreciated your truth-laden humor as well as the distillation of so many complex factors into a singular thought process that makes sense.
We have been honored for many years to have you join us as Master of Ceremonies and keynote speaker at the Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Competition. You have played a key role in the success of this CCIM program since 2002, a great run for us. Your colorful presentations always include timely and meaningful information delivered in your special style (a combination of Ted Talks, political satire with a touch of zen) that educates and entertains the audience.
I'm still laughing from what was the best 45 minute presentation on basic economics I've heard in years! You were masterful at distilling a (normally) boring topic in an entertaining and very "nuts and bolts" easy to digest format.
Your style is refreshing, informative, and comes from the heart and mind of an educator dedicated to informing people about the truth. OUTSTANDING!
Your honesty and realism is much appreciated in a world that is made to live in illusion. The perspective you provide helps me keep my foot on the ground while I work. Keep up the great work and speaking the truth - very few people do it these days.
I have received several comments from audience participants who felt your presentation was the best overview of the national economy they had ever heard. You seemed to be able to sweep aside much of the smoke and mirrors and to drill down into what is really happening, who is doing it and what their motivation is; so a big Texas Thank You for your time and presentation.
Comments from Texas A&M Mays School Business Fellows Students
“Thank you for your authenticity and passion.”
“I appreciated your insights on foreign policy, federal policy and real estate economics. Your hope in the American people is inspiring to my generation.”
“Thank you for being honest on the current political status in our country and for pointing out how immigration is an issue that needs to be solved.”
“Your presentation gave me a new appreciation for approaching difficult subjects with realism yet maintaining a sense of optimism because of the fortitude of the American people.”
“I really loved your candor and openness with your thoughts and opinions.”
“To be honest, I was a bit intimidated by my lack of knowledge at the beginning of your presentation. But your ability to honestly and clearly share the importance of the economy put me at ease and allowed me to glean so much from your research.”