Perspectives on the Markets

Construction is a risky business, and building strong and successful construction companies that can withstand the uncertain economic landscape is very important to surety professionals and their contractor clients. On this NASBP Virtual Seminar, Jay Bowman of FMI will present the near-term, mid-term and long-term trends to be thinking about. He will cover case studies and distill the relevant factors that make companies unique and successful in any market.

• Understand the business imperatives for surviving in the construction industry

• Recognize the common mistakes contractors make

• Build a company fit for the next challenge

 Jay will also give an outlook on the economic forecast and the trends that are driving the future of the built environment. 

Jay Bowman

Partner, Managing Director of Research & Analytics


Jay Bowman is a partner with FMI. As Managing Director of Research & Analytics, Jay advises clients on various strategic decisions, including business diversification, market-entry, and competitive positioning. He also co-authors FMI’s annual US and Canada Markets Construction Overview, the most widely read in North America. Jay was also named one of the 50 most influential people in construction by Autodesk.

Jay provides pro-bono assistance to several industry groups, including Associated General Contractors of America, the National Center for Construction Education and Research, the Construction Industry Round Table, and the National Association of Women in Construction. Jay also serves on many business and nonprofit boards, including his alma mater, the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

Jay earned his MBA from East Carolina University and a BBA in risk management from the University of Georgia. Married with three daughters, he enjoys spending time with family, travel, wing shooting and SEC football.

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Perspectives on the Markets
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