Bank of Utah hosted a 2021 Real Estate Economic Forecast virtual speaking event on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Keynote Speakers, Neil Walter, CFA and Jon Walter of ARTI Academics shared their insight and analysis on the Wasatch Front, Southern and Northern Utah real estate markets.

You can download their slide deck here.

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Keynote Speakers

Neil Walter, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Investment, Development Land,
Special Use Assets

Neil earned a Masters of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is also a CFA Charter holder. He earned his Bachelors of Science from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in Finance and his Associates Degree from Dixie State College of Utah. He received his real estate license in 1998.

Neil is both partner and CEO for Brokers Holdings. His client base is primarily focused on investment properties, development land, special use assets with or without the accompanying business, and difficult to sell REO properties. Neil’s professional experience is built on a capital markets foundation of deal structuring, cash flow modeling, and asset pricing. He has worked on projects including development land, multifamily and student housing, convenience store portfolios, grocery stores, motel/hotel properties, manufacturing companies, transportation companies, wind farms, farms and ranches, professional service firms, and start-up entrepreneurial ventures. He has advised on transactions with or without real estate.

For nine years, Neil taught economics and upper division finance at Dixie State University. His courses include Real Estate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Modeling and Decision Making, Intro to Economics, and Macro Economics. Previously he priced derivatives and structured products and helped create risk metrics for the North America Gas and Power Trade Floor at ConocoPhillips.

Jon Walter, MBA
Chief Operations Officer
Nevada Corporate Broker

Jon received his MBA from Brigham Young University and his bachelor’s degree from Dixie State University where he later taught real estate finance. Jon is a Certified Commercial Investment Member(CCIM), the most highly sought after and recognized commercial real estate designation in the industry. Jon is also a member of ICSC(International Council of Shopping Centers) and is licensed in Utah and Nevada.

Jon Walter is COO at NAI Excel and NAI Vegas. Having completed several hundred transactions over the last decade, he is a valuable resource for clients across the Mountain West. Jon enjoys finance, analyzing deals, and adding value to existing assets. Jon has valued, marketed, and sold many small businesses. He has vast experience in mergers and acquisitions both as a principal and on behalf of his clients. His experience through the transaction process makes him a valuable resource. His targeted approach to marketing produces results.