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Connor Lokar

As a millennial, Connor brings a new perspective to the world of economics, delivering ITR’s industry-leading accuracy to current C-suite executives while forging connections with the next generation of business leaders.
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Residential Construction: A Year in Review and a Look Forward
By Connor Lokar on January 28, 2021

After starting 2020 at a strong pace, residential construction was thrown into decline and uncertainty in the spring as COVID-19-related shutdowns gripped the industry and the rest of...

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Construction Trends 2021
By Connor Lokar on January 5, 2021

In my most recent ITR webinar, Construction Trends 2021, I discussed the divergence between residential and nonresidential construction markets in 2020 and posited that decline in...

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US Dollar Weakening as We Head Into New Year
By Connor Lokar on December 22, 2020

The US dollar is sliding backward after surging to a more than three-year high in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The dollar's historical relationship to the US economy...

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Eyes on Europe as We Await the Data
By Connor Lokar on November 17, 2020

After disastrous decline during the first and second quarters of 2020, Europe is in an encouraging but still nascent economic recovery. However, COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly...

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A Sign of Life in a Key Nonresidential Construction Leading Indicator
By Connor Lokar on October 15, 2020

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, decline was nearly universal in economic metrics across most sectors, including nonresidential construction markets. While most economic metrics and...

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Second-Quarter Tax Data Suggests Pain on the Way for Public Sector Construction
By Connor Lokar on September 9, 2020

The US and global economy found itself thrown into the abyss in March and April, navigating shutdowns, shelter-in-place orders, and overall economic devastation. Now, the US and other...

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