September 23 & 24, 2020 // Virtual Event
A discussion on the state of North Carolina’s housing market and the challenges and opportunities facing it.
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Wed. Sept. 23 & Thu. Sept. 24, 2020
Virtual Event

ABOUT THE EVENT

A discussion on the state of North Carolina’s housing market and the challenges and opportunities facing it.

While we know that the state of our state’s housing market was under pressure before COVID-19 due to inventory supply and affordability, the global pandemic has only amplified those challenges. As the voice of real estate, NC REALTORS® is uniquely qualified to convene a comprehensive conversation on the state of North Carolina’s housing market.

Join us for virtual discussions with nationally-recognized speakers and state leaders on Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24.

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Event Details

Wed. Sept. 23 & Thu. Sept. 24, 2020
Virtual Event

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Wednesday, September 23

1:00pm – 1:50pm Virtual Session: What is the nation’s state of housing and how does the future look?

North Carolina’s Housing Shortage, Affordability Crisis, and Policy Solutions

1:00pm – 1:50pm //

America faces a severe shortage of homes which drives shrinking housing inventories, worsening affordability, and declining homeownership rates. Communities across North Carolina are no exception. Mike Kingsella, executive director of Up for Growth®, a national pro-housing policy and research member network, will explore what is driving North Carolina’s housing crisis, how it impacts you, and what you can do to fix it.

Featuring

Mike Kingsella, Executive Director, Up for Growth
2:00pm - 2:50pm Virtual Session: North Carolina’s Housing Picture

North Carolina’s Housing Picture: Affordable or Affordability Challenged

2:00pm - 2:50pm //

As we dive into the state of North Carolina’s housing market, we want to make sure that we are capturing the full picture of the challenges and opportunities for North Carolina. To do that, we are bringing in experts who have a depth of understanding in examining affordability both in our state and across the country. These experts are also on the front lines of assisting persons across the state with gaining access to homeownership.

Featuring

Samuel Gunter, Executive Director, North Carolina Housing Coalition
Scott Farmer, Executive Director, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
Michael Neal, Senior Research Associate, Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute
3:00pm - 3:50pm Virtual Session: A Deep Dive into the Data Story of Housing

A Deep Dive into the Data Story of Housing

3:00pm - 3:50pm //

REALTORS® rely on data every day to assist clients in understanding the decisions they make. But what does data say about decisions which could be made? And what about the insights that the data can provide for how to make better future decisions? Join us as data experts give us an inside look at where the state of housing is right now and what the future might hold.

Featuring

Dr. Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of REALTORS®
George Ratiu, Sr. Economist, Realtor.com®
Dr. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist & Senior Vice President for Economics & Housing Policy, National Association of Home Builders
4:00pm – 5:00pm Daily Digest Virtual Networking Session

What are your impressions of what you heard and what can we put into action as REALTORS®?

4:00pm – 5:00pm //

Following each day’s sessions, we want to give attendees a platform to virtually connect with each other. Each day will be action-packed so it is important that you have an opportunity to download what you heard and participate in discussions of how to put the information into action.

Today’s session will be moderated by NC REALTORS® Legislative Chair, Leigh Brown.

Featuring

Leigh Brown, 2020 NC REALTORS® Legislative Chair

Thursday, September 24

1:00pm – 1:50pm Virtual Session: The Future of Housing Affordability

The Future of Housing Affordability

1:00pm – 1:50pm //

Every housing market across our country is facing a crisis in one way or another. From a lack of supply to a challenge of affordability, something has to change to keep them a great place to live and make a living. How do communities come together to build a culture of housing opportunity and engagement? Dr. Tiffany Manuel is a leading voice in helping leaders understand the value of building public will for transformative change.

Featuring

Tiffany Manuel, President and CEO, TheCaseMade
2:00pm - 2:50pm Virtual Session: Rethinking Housing—Before, During, and After COVID-19

Rethinking Housing—Before, During, and After COVID-19

2:00pm - 2:50pm //

Having both a historic and a visionary perspective, while challenging, is vital as we look to address the state’s housing industry. While many of the decisions of the past have gotten us to the point where we are, many have held us back and made the future more complicated and less able to respond to the moment we face now. Understanding the impact that the systems which stood up the industry on its future will place us on a path forward. Join someone who has been a leader on the topics of housing finance policy and economic recovery for decades for a deep dive into what housing is, can be, and should be for our future.

Featuring

Michael A. Stegman, Ph.D., Senior Housing Policy Fellow, Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets
3:00pm - 3:50pm Virtual Session: Policy Responses to Housing Challenges

Policy Responses to Housing Challenges

3:00pm - 3:50pm //

In many areas the challenges facing their housing market have underlying challenges because of the decisions by elected officials. From policies like inclusionary zoning, land use restrictions, and others there can be limitations on future housing opportunities. Join a discussion with two nationally-recognized experts who have examined the impact that regulations have on the housing industry and see what solutions they have found from across the country.

Featuring

Salim Furth, Senior Research Fellow & Director of the Urbanity project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Emily Hamilton, Research Fellow & Director of the Urbanity Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
4:00pm – 5:00pm Daily Digest Virtual Networking Session

What are your impressions of what you heard and what can we put into action as REALTORS®?

4:00pm – 5:00pm //

Following each day’s sessions, we want to give attendees a platform to virtually connect with each other. Each day will be action-packed so it is important that you have an opportunity to download what you heard and participate in discussions of how to put the information into action.

Featuring

Speakers

  • 2020 NC REALTORS® Legislative Chair
  • Chief Economist & Senior Vice President for Economics & Housing Policy, National Association of Home Builders
  • Executive Director, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
  • Senior Research Fellow & Director of the Urbanity project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Executive Director, North Carolina Housing Coalition
  • Research Fellow & Director of the Urbanity Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Executive Director, Up for Growth
  • Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of REALTORS®
  • President and CEO, TheCaseMade
  • Senior Research Associate, Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute
  • Sr. Economist, Realtor.com®
  • Senior Housing Policy Fellow, Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets