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AIA/TEXO Economic Update- SOLD OUT

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Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm 
Registration Starts at 3:30
Location: Rosine Hall At the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Hall
                   8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX 75218
Parking:  Please enter at Gate 1 and park in the parking lot to your left.  

AIA & TEXO Members- $55
Non-Members- $80

Please sign up for a sponsorship before 5pm on Friday, January 18 in order to be included in sponsorship signage.


3:30-4:00pm - Check-In and Networking   
4:00pm - Welcome by AIA and TEXO 
4:10-4:40pm – Panel Discussion  
4:40 to 4:55pm
 -  Brief Q&A
 –  Anirbau Basu Economic Overview   
6:00-7:00pm – Cocktail Hour

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Anirban Basu  

Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.
Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland.  Mr. Basu is among the most recognizable economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers, law firms and business associations serving as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors (national) and as chief economic advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association.In recent years, he has also focused upon health economics, the economics of education and economic development.  He currently lectures at Johns Hopkins University in micro-, macro-, international and urban economics.  

Mr. Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1990.  He earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.  His Juris Doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law in 2003.


William Angles 
Senior Vice President 
Global Design for Cinemark

William Angles is the Senior Vice President of Global Design for Cinemark Theaters and has spent over 25 years designing entertainment complexes in the US, Latin America, Asia and Europe.  After graduating from the Architecture school at the University of Kansas and interning with firms in Denver, Kansas City and Glasgow that specialized in movie theaters, William had a solid grasp of the design fundamentals and learned the operational aspects of the business after joining Cinemark in 1997.  William leads a team of talented designers responsible for new builds and renovations at over 500 locations.

William sees his role primarily as providing Guests with an Extraordinary Experience, no matter what part of the world.  "A love of travel has served me well and I always try to mix business and pleasure, catching up with friends and coworkers in other countries and getting inspiration from new places and people.” 

Outside of the office, William enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and has a passion for Mid Century Modern architecture - including an original 1957 ranch home in Dallas that he has lovingly restored. 

Aaron Haas
Executive VP Design & Construction
Howard Hughes Corporation 

Aaron Haas is Executive Vice President, Design and Construction for The Howard Hughes Corporation. He is responsible for establishing corporate construction standards. Mr. Haas provides leadership to the various project teams ensuring design and construction goals are achieved establishing and maintaining accurate budgets and tracking projects on schedule, all in an effort to design and build extraordinary environments.

Mr. Haas has over 35 years of professional experience in the construction and development industries. His skills include master planning, design and construction management of hotels, theme parks and attractions, luxury shopping centers, mixed use projects, colleges, K-12 schools, hi-tech facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings, merchandise facilities, restaurants and custom homes.

His previous work included positions at major corporations such as Walt Disney Imagineering and Caruso Affiliated. At Disney, Mr. Haas worked on various stages of large complex projects, including EuroDisneyland in Paris, France; Disney’s California Adventure; Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and other attractions. At Caruso Affiliated, he worked on award-winning developments, including the Americana At Brand in Glendale, CA, and 8500 Burton Way, Los Angeles, both mixed use luxury apartment and retail projects.

Kevin Miner
VP of Construction

Kevin Miner enjoys the distinction of having overseen the development of every Topgolf facility in the U.S. to date, starting in 2004 when he was hired as a consultant to manage construction of the first U.S. location in Alexandria, Virginia. He joined Topgolf full time in 2010 and currently serves as Vice President of Construction. Kevin has assembled a team of dedicated professionals who are deploying a strategy to roll out 10 new state-of-the art facilities each year for the next several years, which will account for more than $600 million in total development.

Prior to becoming involved with Topgolf, Kevin held a variety of positions in architecture, planning, development and construction, working on a wide range of projects from custom-built homes to championship golf courses. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture and a master’s degree in construction management, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Debra Velez
VP Construction Management 

Debra has been an upper level executive management project professional, specializing in tenant improvements, for over 15 years with extensive experience in business case and project development as well as management of highly complex, business critical projects.  Debra has an exceptional ability to successfully plan and facilitate the design and construction implementation for the interior environment as well as move integration, utilizing strategic leadership and critical thinking skills to troubleshoot and improve delivery, process orientation and vendor management. 




  • TEXO reserves the right to cancel all or part of the above training up to 30 days prior to the scheduled event based on attendance numbers. A minimum of five people needs to be registered for this event to be held.
  • Cancellations made between 14 and 8 days prior to the start date of the activity will be refunded in full.
  • Cancellations made seven days or fewer prior to the start date of the activity, no refund but substitutions may be made.
  • Note that refund requests must be coordinated with Ashlyn Smith
Please contact TEXO at 972-647-0697 with any questions. If your company requires a PO # or a Job Cost Account, please provide this information when registering. Thank You!

1/24/2019 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
8525 Garland Rd. Dallas 75218 UNITED STATES
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