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Jennifer Coskren

Senior Economist, Wood Products

Fastmarkets RISI

Jennifer Coskren joined Fastmarkets RISI in May of 2014. Prior to coming to Fastmarkets RISI, she worked as a Senior Economist for over twelve years at McGraw-Hill Construction, analyzing residential and nonresidential construction markets. She also developed new models to forecast state level housing starts and was responsible for the development and maintenance of the Dodge Momentum Index, a widely cited leading indicator of nonresidential construction spending. In addition, she provided consulting services, assisting clients with building models for internal company sales forecasting. She is now the author of the Structural Panel Commentary and is part of the team that produces the quarterly North American Wood Panels Forecast.


Fastmarkets RISI outlook structural panels – OSB capacity, import levels, profitability

Session One

Monday, 5 October, 2020 - 12:00

  • The outlook for supply and demand
  • OSB capacity and levels within North America currently
  • Offshore import levels within structural panels
  • Exploring current and future profitability levels in the sector

ROUNDTABLE: Is the switch to working from home the biggest disruptor for the wood products market at the moment?

Session One

Monday, 5 October, 2020 - 12:00


  • Take part in this informal discussion to have a conversation about market disruptors
  • All of the day 1 Fastmarkets RISI speakers will be present for you to chat with
  • An opportunity to network with delegates who have similar business interests

Outlook for the US housing market – recovering from COVID-19 shutdown, outlook for single-family and multifamily housing starts

Session Two

Tuesday, 6 October, 2020 - 12:30

  • The housing market recovery began 2020 on a strong note but slowed as the economy shuttered
  • Even with solid demographics, the economic fallout of the COVID-19 shutdown colors the outlook
  • Multifamily and affordable housing fundamentals were solid prior to COVID-19, but the fallout from the virus creates uncertainty for 2021
  • This presentation will examine the underlying fundamental demand for shelter and household formations and what that will mean for housing starts through 2022

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We are still looking to add the best minds in the industry to the upcoming conference, so contact us if you are interested in presenting. 

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