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ONLINE: 2021 Economic Summit – Navigating the 2021 Homebuyers Landscape

february, 2021

02feb10:00 am11:30 amONLINE: 2021 Economic Summit - Navigating the 2021 Homebuyers Landscape10:00 am - 11:30 am MST ONLINE ZOOM CLASS

Event Details

CLASS IS FULL! We will post YouTube link here when recording is available.

DATE: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
TIME: 10:00am-11:30am
SPEAKERS: Ajita Atreya, Chief Economist, Kendee Ruark, Senior Lending Manager, Ashley Moore, Affordable Lending Relationship Manager, Jason Jefferies, Senior Affordable Lending Manager

SESSION INFORMATION: This summit will cover the following:

  • Predictions for the future of housing inventory
  • Will we see growth in new construction?
  • What will the changes in the housing market look like?
  • Will there be an increase or decrease in housing prices?


Ajita Atreya, PH.D., Freddie Mac Senior Economist, Economic & Housing Research
Ajita Atreya is a Senior Economist with the Economic and Housing Research Team of Freddie Mac. As a Senior Economist, Ajita is responsible for research, analysis and forecasts of the macroeconomy with a special focus on housing and mortgage markets. Before joining Freddie Mac in 2016, Ajita worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Risk Center where she conducted research on various economic and risk-related issues of natural hazard. Ajita has published several research articles in leading peer reviewed journals and has presented her work at different conferences. She is a member of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and the National Association of Business Economists. Ajita holds M.S. degree from the Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Jason C. Jefferies, Freddie Mac Senior Affordable Lending Manager, Single Family
Jason C Jefferies is a Sr. Affordable Lending Manger in Freddie Macs Client and Community Engagement Division. Mr. Jefferies is responsible for a team of managers, that create, implement and execute affordable lending strategies for financial institutions Nationwide. These strategies foster economic empowerment, increase loan production and embrace CRA lending requirements. Prior to his current role, he assisted in creating and implementing plans, policies and strategies to ensure CRA examination success for a $42 Billion-dollar national bank, as the Senior Community Development officer. Mr. Jefferies is a board member of the New York Mortgage Coalition, former board member of Neighborhood housing services and has an MBA in Finance and Management. He credits his energetic approach to life and expertise to his faith, years of service to community’s nationwide, successful entrepreneurial endeavors and his loving family.

Ashley Moore, Chase, Affordable Lending Relationship Manager
Bio Coming Soon!

Kendee Ruark, Chase, Executive Director, Home Lending, Mountain Region
Kendee is the Regional Manager of JPMorgan Chase’s Home Lending group serving Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Idaho. JPMorgan Chase Home Lending is committed to building life-long relationships with clients, and is dedicated to creating sustainable homeownership in our communities. Kendee has 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, and 10 years of successful leadership experience.  She has a passion for creating customer-obsessed cultures, building top performing teams, and developing talent from within her organization. Kendee holds an executive seat on the Advisory Board of the Colorado Asian Real Estate Association of America. She also is a founding member of two of JPMorgan Chase’s business resource groups in Colorado: Women on the Move, and Asians and Pacific Islanders Reaching for Excellence in Colorado. These groups foster leadership and networking opportunities and advance the firm’s commitment to diversity and community involvement. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in economics.

Continuing Education Credits: 0 Hours – You MUST have video capability and have it on during the ENTIRE class to get CE Credit!

Zoom Sponsors:
Chase and Freddie Mac


(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am MST