Vertex 15 Speakers


Keynote Speaker


Jonathan Smoke

Jonathan Smoke

Jonathan serves as the chief economist of Realtor.com focused on residential real estate market, local market conditions and consumer demand for apartments and homes. Previously, Smoke has served in key executive roles for Hanley Wood, a premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, including chief economist and senior vice president, executive director of market intelligence, and senior vice president of products and innovation. Smoke earned a master’s degree in business administration in 1994 from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in economics and religious studies from Rhodes College.

Economic Update    1 - 1:30 Room C,D

Jonathan Smoke will look into our current market and future outlook for housing in 2016. Find out what he anticipates to be our industries top emerging trends and opportunities.