Please note: The 2025 Policy Forum will be part of NAR’s new Advocacy Week event, January 22-25, 2025, in Washington, D.C. Further details about the agenda will be provided as we approach the event.

NAR's 2024 Policy Forum was held on on Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm ET at:

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Review our agenda below.

11:00 a.m.
Doors Open | Registration

11:15 a.m.
Lunch Served

12:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks

  • Nate Johnson, 2024 NAR Vice President of Advocacy 

12:15 p.m.
Panel I: Breaking the Construction Logjam
Introduction: Dennis Shea, Executive Director, J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy

  • Moderator: Susan Wachter, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • JP Delmore, Assistant Vice President, NAHB
  • Doug Austin, AVRP Studios, Yes in God’s Backyard
  • Dave Snyder, American Property Casualty Insurance Association

1:00 p.m.
Bold Legislative Solutions with Shannon McGahn, NAR Chief Advocacy Officer

  • United States Senator Todd Young of Indiana

1:25 p.m.

  • Gary Acosta, Co-Founder and CEO, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

1:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m.
Panel II: Realizing the American Dream for First-Time Homebuyers
Introduction: David Dworkin, Executive Director, National Housing Conference

  • Moderator: Bryan Greene, Vice President, Policy Advocacy
  • Katrina Jones, Vice President of Equity and Impact at Fannie Mae
  • Michael Calhoun, Center for Responsible Lending
  • George Fatheree, “Bruce’s Beach” Attorney, Founder of ORO Impact
  • David Berenbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Counseling, Department of Housing and Urban Development

2:45 p.m.
Bringing it All Back Home: In Conversation

  • Matthew Yglesias, Slow Boring blog
  • Jenny Schuetz, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

3:25 p.m.

3:50 p.m.
Closing Remarks:

  • Seth Task, NAR 2024 Public & Federal Issues Liaison

4:00 p.m.