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Join 2017 NAR President William E. Brown, NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun, and Berkeley Hass Real Estate Group Chair Ken Rosen for the Sustainable Homeownership Conference June 9, 2017 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Registration for the Sustainable Homeownership Conference is now open. Registration will close on June 1, 2017 or when we have reached venue capacity. Space is filling up fast – Register to reserve your spot!

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About the Event

The Sustainable Homeownership Conference brings together a group of experts to examine the trends in homeownership and its impact on society. With the input of leading policy experts, real estate practitioners from around the country, and public officials, the event will discuss potential ways to reverse the decline in homeownership in recent years. 

The Sustainable Homeownership Conference will host the following panels:

  • NAR Leadership
  • Public officials 
  • Real estate practitioners
  • Academics and policy experts

Date

June 9, 2017

Time

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location

Skybox, Memorial Stadium*
2227 Piedmont Ave, 
Berkeley 94720 

*Across from the Business School 
University of California, Berkley

Registration Information

Register for the conference.

What does the conference cost?

  • No registration fee. This event is open to everyone.
  • Attendees are responsible for paying airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and other expenses.

When does registration close?

  • Registration will close on June 1, 2017 or when we have reached venue capacity.

There will be no on-site registration for the conference.

Agenda

Agenda -- June 9, 2017

8:00 – 9:00 am     Networking and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 am Introduction & Welcome
 
  • William E. Brown, 2017 NAR President
9:10 – 10:00 am Discussion on the Latest Trends in Homeownership and the Housing Market
 
  • William E. Brown, moderating
  • Ken Rosen, Chairman Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Professor Emeritus Haas School of Business, and Chairman of Rosen Consulting Group
  • David Bank, Senior Vice President, Rosen Consulting Group
  • Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS®
10:00 – 10:50 am Discussion Contrasting the Texas vs. California Market
 
  • Lawrence Yun moderating
  • Jim Gaines, Chief Economist, Texas A&M University Real Estate Center
  • Joel Singer, CEO and State Secretary, California Association of REALTORS®
10:50 – 11:10 am Coffee Break
11:10 am – 12:00 pm Discussion with Public Officials
 
  • William E. Brown moderating
  • Chuck Reed, Special Counsel, Hopkins & Carley, and Former San Jose Mayor
  • Catharine Baker, California State Assembly representing 16th District
  • Matt Regan, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Bay Area Council 
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Discussion on Credit Conditions and Low Homeownership Rate
 
  • Ken Rosen moderating
  • Nancy Wallace, Co-Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics and Professor Haas School of Business
  • Laurie Goodman, Codirector, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
2:00 – 3:00 pm Perspectives from Former FHA Commissioners – Affordable Housing and Wealth Inequality
 
  • Lawrence Yun moderating
  • Carol Galante, I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, Faculty Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Co-Chair of Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and Former FHA Commissioner
  • John C. Weicher, Director of the Center for Housing and Financial Markets at the Hudson Institute, and Former FHA Commissioner
3:00 – 3:30 pm Wrap Up and Further Research
 
  • Ken Rosen

Speakers

Confirmed Speakers

  • William E. Brown, 2017 NAR President
  • Ken Rosen, Chairman Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Professor Emeritus Haas School of Business, and Chairman of Rosen Consulting Group
  • Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, California State Assembly, 16th District
  • Matt Regan, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Bay Area Council 
  • Chuck Reed, Special Counsel, Hopkins & Carley, and Former San Jose Mayor
  • David Bank, Senior Vice President, Rosen Consulting Group
  • Jim Gaines, Chief Economist, Texas A&M University Real Estate Center
  • Joel Singer, CEO and State Secretary, California Association of REALTORS®
  • Nancy Wallace, Co-Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics and Professor Haas School of Business
  • Laurie Goodman, Codirector, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Carol Galante, I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, Faculty Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Co-Chair of Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and Former FHA Commissioner
  • John C. Weicher, Director of the Center for Housing and Financial Markets at the Hudson Institute, and Former FHA Commissioner

Hotel & Travel

Participants are responsible for paying their own airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and other expenses. Hotel and other recommendations are listed below.

Hotel Recommendations

Bancroft Hotel
bancrofthotel.com
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
(800) 549-1002

The Claremont
www.fairmont.com/claremont-berkeley
41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 843-3000

Hotel Shattuck
www.hotelshattuckplaza.com
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 845-7300

Nearby Airports

  • Oakland Airport (OAK)
  • San Francisco Airport (SFO)

Ground Transportation

Time Zone

Pacific Time Zone

Temperature

Berkeley can be moderately warm during the day and cold at night with some fog or clouds. The month of June is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 69°F throughout the month and daily low temperatures are around 55°F. The median cloud cover is 52% (partly cloudy). Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, light rain, and moderate rain.