The Charlotte Business Journal reported that Katten’s Charlotte office held its second annual real estate forum on January 22 “before a packed house.” “Real Estate ’09: Outlook on the Commercial Real Estate Market” featured panelists Mark Vitner, Director and Senior Economist at Wachovia Bank; Jeffrey Kane, Senior Vice President and Charlotte Branch Manager of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; and Edwin Anderson, Head of CMBS Trading Strategy at Bank of America. The article noted Mr. Vitner’s prediction that economic recovery might not be evident until 2011 or 2012. “It’s definitely going to be a long recession,” he said. (“Table Talk,” January 30, 2009)