Jennifer Coskren joined RISI in May of 2014. Prior to coming to 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.
RISI Outlook: Structural Panels
Day 1: The Future of the Wood Products Market
Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 - 12:00
This presentation will outline our outlook for supply, demand, costs, and profitability in the North American structural panel market. It will include a discussion of:
- OSB capacity in 2018 and the potential for further future mill expansions/restarts
- Offshore imports and how they will impact the structural panels market, particularly plywood
- OSB profitability improvement in 2018 and prospects for 2019.
RISI Outlook: Housing Forecast for the USA
Day 2: Cost & Supply Chain Challenges for Pulp, Paper & Beyond
Thursday, 11 October, 2018 - 07:30
Housing demand fundamentals are healthy, but the US housing market continues to underperform. This presentation will review recent developments in the US shelter market, including demand (demographics and household formations), supply (impediments and vacancy rates), pricing (home prices and rent), and market conditions (credit availability). The outlook will include a forecast for shelter production based on the shelter fundamentals and RISI's outlook for the US economy and then break this forecast of shelter production into single-family and multifamily housing starts.