Economic Summit 2020 at Four Seasons Maui in Wailea – UPDATE: This event was cancelled


Wailea Realty Corp. + Windermere Real Estate will cancel its annual Economic Summit that was scheduled for Thursday, March 19, at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the company decided to cancel the event until further notice.

“Our concern for all attendees, the keynote speakers flying in from Seattle, our staff and the Four Seasons staff was carefully considered,” the company said in a statement. “With the ongoing uncertainty, it is best to find a future date to accommodate this event. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

All paid registrants will receive a refund. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

For more information, contact Wailea Realty Corp. + Windermere Real Estate at



You are all invited to the 2nd Annual Economic Summit event on Maui!

Last April’s near-capacity inaugural event was held at Andaz Wailea. It was well attended by several hundred community members, business owners and state and county representatives.

The lively discussions followed a range of topics from the possibility of a recession, tourism to affordable housing, millennials, and housing trends.

Feedback later revealed attendees found it an informative event along with hope to attend future Economic Summits.

We are excited to announce this year’s event, Economic Summit.

It will be held at Four Seasons Maui, in Wailea on March 19, 2020.

Check-in starts at 9:30 am. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served. The program starts at 10:00 am.

Our featured speakers are once again, Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner and Hawaii’s trusted Economist, Paul Brewbaker. (See their bio at the end of this post).

This event is an opportunity for attendees to:
* Receive an updated economic overview, both nationally and locally
* Learn key factors about local and national housing markets
* Explore economic perspectives about the upcoming year

We anticipate a lively discussion in the Question and Answer portion as many are curious about the future of our economy, in connection with the coronavirus, upcoming presidential election and recent stock market volatility and more. 

  • Will mortgage rates drop any further? A 10-year treasuries just hit an all-time low.
  • Will the coronavirus affect our economy? Will it impact Tourism? Real Estate Industry?
  • Will the current US housing supply shortage impact Maui?
  • Will the AirBnB vacation type rentals change the investment opportunities for homebuyers?

There are limited seats available so please register early.  Register here:

One question often asked is “will this event be recorded?”. The answer is “yes”. The video will be available to the registered attendees after the event.

Wailea Realty Corp. +Windermere RE Brokers and Realtors have complimentary tickets to give out to their clients. Please reach out to your WRC+WRE agent for your complimentary entrance code.


Matthew Gardner is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level. Matthew has over 28 years of professional experience both in the U.S. and U.K. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Matthew also sits on the Washington State Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors; chairs the Board of Trustees at the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington; and is an Advisory Board Member at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington where he also lectures in real estate economics. Matthew is also one of a select number of economists who provide their housing market forecasts to Reuters for their Home Price Forecast Survey and also participates in Zillow’s Home Price Expectation Survey.

Paul Brewbaker is an economist and Principal of TZ Economics, a consultancy involved in corporate work and litigation support in Hawaii. He has studied the economy of Hawaii for the past 25 years and previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of Bank of Hawaii. Paul is a graduate of Stanford University, did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii. He has lectured extensively in international, monetary, and financial economics. Paul is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Finance Association, and the National Association for Business Economics, from which he received the Certified Business Economist designation.


Here is a video of Matthew Gardner on 2020 Mortgage Rate Forecast:






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