April 11 & 12, 2019 // Wilmington, NC
A focused discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s housing industry.
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Event Details

Thur. April 11 & Fri. April 12, 2019
Hotel Ballast Wilmington
Wilmington, NC

Sponsored By

Century 21

ABOUT THE EVENT

A focused discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s housing industry.

Join thought leaders from across North Carolina and nationally recognized experts for a conversation on the opportunities and challenges facing our state now and into the future. The inaugural NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate is a can’t miss event, happening April 11 and 12 in Wilmington. Bringing together public and private sectors, REALTORS® and consumers, influencers and regulators, and visionaries and implementers, this year’s forum is designed to examine the state’s housing industry.

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Event Details

Thur. April 11 & Fri. April 12, 2019
Hotel Ballast Wilmington
Wilmington, NC

Sponsored By

Century 21

Day One: Tours & Reception

Join us for one of these interesting and informative local experiences.

South Front District Tour #1

1:15pm – 2:30pm //

Wilmington’s newest mixed-used development is located along the Cape Fear River and features apartments, shops, and restaurants, such as Benny’s Big Time from acclaimed chef Vivian Howard and Ben Knight. Get an inside look behind the scenes at this up-and-coming area, and discover why it’s so successful.

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Port of Wilmington Tour

1:15pm – 3:45pm //

Ever driven by the Port of Wilmington and wondered what actually goes on behind the gates? Join us for an in-depth look at the work that goes into supporting industries across North Carolina through the import and export of finished products and raw materials. This tour is led by The Port Authority.

Hollywood Walking Tour

1:45pm – 3:30pm //

Wilmington has more than 500 movie, TV, and commercial credits. Want to see where some of those productions were filmed? Join the Hollywood location tour for an insiders’ look at places featured in shows like Dawson’s Creek and Under the Dome and movies such as Iron Man 3 and A Walk to Remember. Recreate fan-favorite scenes. Take selfies as you imagine yourself playing the leading role. Learn how a thriving film industry is vital to local economic development and what the future of North Carolina’s film industry looks like.

This is a walking tour. Please plan accordingly.

Historic Wilmington Walking Tour

2:00pm – 4:00pm //

Join the Historic Wilmington Foundation for a backdoor tour of Wilmington’s most walkable community: it’s historic district. Learn how the community collaborated with property owners to support the restoration of these properties and how the district fits into the long-term plans for the area.

This is a walking tour. Please plan accordingly.

Featuring

  • Beth Rutledge, Executive Director, Historic Wilmington Foundation

South Front District Tour #2

2:45pm – 4:00pm //

Wilmington’s newest mixed-used development is located along the Cape Fear River – South Front District and features apartments, shops, and restaurants, such as Benny’s Big Time from acclaimed chef Vivian Howard and Ben Knight. Get an inside look behind the scenes at this up-and-coming area, and discover why it’s so successful.

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Opening Reception

Food, drinks & networking poolside

5:00pm – 6:00pm // Location: Riverview Terrace

Let’s gather to meet, greet and kick off the State of Real Estate event.

Movie Night

Little Pink House

7:30pm – 9:30pm // Location: Carolina Room

Join us for an exclusive showing of Little Pink House the movie, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener. Admission is free.

Read more about the movie in this blog post, written by our keynote Ilya Somin.

Day Two: Panels & Keynote

Panels with real estate influencers and an inspiring keynote lunch.

Introductions with NC REALTORS® President Asa Fleming & Wilmington Councilman Kevin McGrady.

8:30am – 9:00am // Location: Merrick/Lillington Room

Intersection of Data and Real Life

9:00am – 10:00am // Location: Merrick/Lillington Room

In a world where data is collected on every aspect of our lives, it is important to understand how that data affects decision-making. In sectors like real estate and economic development, data is vital for distinguishing between communities.  Dr. Lawrence Yun is a nationally-recognized voice of the real estate community as Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®.

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Featuring

  • Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of REALTORS®

Housing Needs and Solutions in North Carolina

10:15am - 11:30am // Location: Merrick/Lillington Room

Housing is one of the most important components of any community. Supporting current residents, as well as those who may be brought into a community from an economic development project, should be treated with equal importance. But not all housing is created equal, and it must be structured in a way which best fits the characteristics of the area.

We will explore how the lack of readily available housing influences:

  • Economic Development
  • State Coffers
  • Community Characteristics/Urban vs. Rural housing needs

Featuring

  • Scott Farmer, Executive Director, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
  • Tim Minton, Director of Government Affairs, North Carolina Home Builders Association

Lunch & Virtual Keynote by Ilya Somin

Zoning vs. Affordable Housing

11:30am - 1:00pm // Location: Merrick/Lillington Room

How a community’s housing supply is impacted by local land use regulations and the consequences for pricing, availability, jobs and the economy. 

Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. He is a nationally leading expert on property and constitutional law. Professor Somin has provided Congressional testimony and is a frequent contributor to national media and a commentator on news programming. He has published several books and numerous academic journals.  Professor Somin earned his B.A., Summa Cum Laude, at Amherst College, M.A. in Political Science from Harvard University, and J.D. from Yale Law School.

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Housing Affordability, Community Resiliency and Revitalization

1:00pm – 2:00pm // Location: Merrick/Lillington Room

When we talk about data in the real estate industry, there is always the question: does this have real world implications? This discussion will examine many of the challenges that are facing the industry, including housing affordability, community resiliency and revitalization, and much more. Alanna McCargo is vice president for housing finance policy at the Urban Institute, where she focuses on management, development, and strategy for the Housing Finance Policy Center, including the cultivation of innovative partnerships within Urban and with external stakeholders.

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Featuring

  • Alanna McCargo, Vice President, Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute

Lightning Talks of Housing Success Stories

2:15pm – 3:15pm // Location: Merrick/Lillington Room

To fully comprehend how others have addressed the challenges of housing affordability, it is important to hear from those with boots on the ground. 

Featuring

  • Steve Spain, Executive Director, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

A wrap-up of the day's discussions and potential impacts moving forward

3:15pm – 3:30pm // Location: Merrick/Lillington Room

Speakers

  • Executive Director, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
  • Professor of Law at George Mason University
  • Principal, MoMentum Companies
  • Executive Director, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
  • Vice President, Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute
  • Director of Government Affairs, North Carolina Home Builders Association
  • Executive Director, Historic Wilmington Foundation
  • Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of REALTORS®