Brendan Lowney is a Principal of Forest Economic Advisors LLC. In his capacity as macroeconomist, Brendan interprets and forecasts the North American and international economic landscape — analysis that forms the basis of FEA’s industry projections. Brendan is also responsible for deepening FEA’s coverage of the key end-use markets in the residual, manufacturing, and trade sectors. Brendan also contributes macroeconomic and policy analysis to FEA’s single and multi-client research projects. Prior to joining FEA, Brendan worked at RISI Inc. from 1994 to 2008. Most recently, he served as the chief macroeconomist and Vice President of the Pulp and Paper Economic Analysis group. He has also managed RISI’s Cost Benchmarking unit. Brendan headed RISI’s macroeconomics service for 11 years.
Brendan is going to be speaking to issues that are at the heart of this conference – and indeed at the heart of the global offsite construction movement – affordability, productivity and labor shortages.