2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference

When

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
to Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

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    Where

    Global ULI Online

    Agenda

    March 16

    10:30am - 11:30am

    Welcome Remarks and State of the US Housing Market

    March 16

    11:45am - 12:30pm

    Overcoming Barriers to Multifamily Development

    March 16

    11:45am - 12:30pm

    The Future of Mixed-Use: Housing and Retail

    March 16

    11:45am - 12:30pm

    Enhancing Community and Corporate Returns through Inclusive Equitable Development Practices

    March 16

    2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Breaking through Barriers to Residential Development with Equity

    March 16

    3:15pm - 4:00pm

    Transcending the Redline: Case Studies in Planning for Prosperity

    March 16

    3:15pm - 4:00pm

    Preserving Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing through Partnership

    March 16

    3:15pm - 4:00pm

    Low-Density Rental Housing

    March 16

    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    ULI Terwilliger Center Board Meeting

    March 16

    7:30pm - 8:30pm

    Breaking through Barriers to Residential Development with Equity (Rebroadcast)

    March 16

    7:30pm - 8:30pm

    Welcome Remarks and State of the US Housing Market (Rebroadcast)

    March 17

    10:30am - 11:30am

    The Future of US Housing Finance

    March 17

    11:45am - 12:30pm

    Creating a Housing Policy for the 21st Century: Multifamily and Single-family Markets that Meet Future Needs

    March 17

    11:45am - 12:30pm

    Adaptive Re-Use: Rehabilitating vacant and blighted historic properties into vibrant mixed-income communities

    March 17

    11:45am - 12:30pm

    Lifting All Boats: Extraordinary Returns on Mixed-Income Housing Development

    March 17

    2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Achieving Resilience, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Affordability in Market-Rate Housing

    March 17

    3:15pm - 4:00pm

    COVID, the Evolving Government-Landlord-Tenant Relationship, and their Impact on Housing Production and Access

    March 17

    3:15pm - 4:00pm

    How REITS are Meeting Broader Community Housing Needs

    March 17

    3:15pm - 4:00pm

    Manufactured Housing Construction

    March 17

    4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Virtual Networking Reception

    March 17

    7:30pm - 8:30pm

    Achieving Resilience, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Affordability in Market-Rate Housing (Rebroadcast)

    March 17

    7:30pm - 8:30pm

    The Future of US Housing Finance (Rebroadcast)

    ULI’s premier annual housing conference brings together a diverse mix of private and nonprofit real estate developers, public officials, urban and regional planners, housing advocates, architects, investors, and lenders with one common goal – to expand opportunities for a full range of residential development in their communities.

    Speakers

    Speaker

    Kimberly Vermeer

    President, Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc.

    Kimberly Vermeer, LEED AP Homes, is a multi-disciplinary green building and sustainability practitioner, with a special focus in the multifamily affordable housing sector. Through her company, Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc., she offers strategic consulting to community development corporations and other affordable housing developers to advance sustainability and climate resilience. Committed to delivering the benefits of green building to vulnerable populations, Kim works with teams to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy, water conservation, healthy housing and climate resilience into their projects. She directs project certification through LEED or Enterprise Green Communities rating systems, as well as the LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) rating system for larger master-planned projects. Ms. Vermeer is co-author, with Walker Wells, of the forthcoming book Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition, published on July 2020. Ms. Vermeer is also an experienced teacher and educator, and was recently a Practitioner Scholar at UMass Boston, co-teaching an environmental science capstone course. She has also developed, planned and facilitated many professional education and peer learning events. Her background includes housing finance, policy and development. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master in City and Regional Planning degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.

    Speaker

    Ali Wolf

    Chief Economist, Zonda

    Ali Wolf is the Chief Economist for Zonda. As head of the Economics Department, Ali manages and analyzes the content for Zonda, provides data analytics, runs special research projects, and presents nationwide, covering topics across the housing market and the wider economy. Ali has focused much of her career on understanding prior recessions and led the charge on ‘Millennials discussing Millennials’ in the homebuilding space. Highly regarded as an industry expert, Ali is quoted frequently in national publications including Bloomberg TV, CNBC, NPR Marketplace, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Yahoo! Finance. Prior to joining the Zonda team, Ali worked for another consultancy firm and was a researcher for both the Canadian and UK Parliaments. Ali holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in Economics and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics in Real Estate Economics and Finance.

    Speaker

    Ed Walter

    Global Chief Executive Officer, Urban Land Institute

    W. Edward (Ed) Walter, a widely renowned real estate industry leader and most recently the Steers Chair in Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is ULI's Global Chief Executive Officer. Walter brings to ULI more than 35 years of management experience in the real estate profession across a variety of disciplines including hotels, multifamily, and land development, with a strong emphasis on capital markets and investments. From 2007 through 2016, he served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc., where he led a $19 billion-plus global lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) with a high-performing portfolio of more than 110 hotels around the world. Prior to becoming Host’s CEO, he served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer for more than four years and served in other executive roles at Host for seven years prior to being named the CFO. Walter’s service at Host overlapped with his four-year tenure at Georgetown, where he created and taught the Real Estate Public Equity course, which is designed to explore multiple aspects of REITs.

    Speaker

    Kimberly Vermeer

    President, Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc.

    Kimberly Vermeer, LEED AP Homes, is a multi-disciplinary green building and sustainability practitioner, with a special focus in the multifamily affordable housing sector. Through her company, Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc., she offers strategic consulting to community development corporations and other affordable housing developers to advance sustainability and climate resilience. Committed to delivering the benefits of green building to vulnerable populations, Kim works with teams to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy, water conservation, healthy housing and climate resilience into their projects. She directs project certification through LEED or Enterprise Green Communities rating systems, as well as the LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) rating system for larger master-planned projects. Ms. Vermeer is co-author, with Walker Wells, of the forthcoming book Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition, published on July 2020. Ms. Vermeer is also an experienced teacher and educator, and was recently a Practitioner Scholar at UMass Boston, co-teaching an environmental science capstone course. She has also developed, planned and facilitated many professional education and peer learning events. Her background includes housing finance, policy and development. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master in City and Regional Planning degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.

    Speaker

    Vicki Davis

    President, Urban Atlantic

    Vicki Davis is responsible for managing the acquisition, planning, design, and implementation of all Urban Atlantic projects, and asset management of properties that the company owns and its Mid-City Community CDE investment portfolio. With over 30 years of experience in real estate development, she formerly served as Deputy Director of the Maryland Housing Fund and Maryland DHCD -Division of Credit Assurance. Her experience also includes portfolio management for MNC Financial-South Charles Realty and multifamily development for Trammell Crow Residential. As the principal with oversight for development and asset management for Urban Atlantic, Ms. Davis has managed development of over $2 billion in real estate projects and overseen a portfolio of over $5 billion in real estate investments. She has developed over 8,800 multifamily residential units and 934,000 commercial square feet for Urban Atlantic, including 11 large-scale public-private redevelopments and Transit Oriented Development for local jurisdictions, transit authorities and public housing authorities in Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey and Tennessee. Ms. Davis holds a MBA in Finance from American University, an MS in Engineering & Construction Management from University of Texas, and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland. She taught for 12 years in the Johns Hopkins Real Estate MBA program and is a LEED AP. She serves on the Boards of the Building Industry Association, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID), ULI Terwilliger, and CulturalDC.

    Speaker

    Ron Terwilliger

    Chairman, Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners

    Ron Terwilliger is currently non-executive chairman of Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners which focuses on rental apartment development in the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh/Durham markets. He is chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential Company, a national residential real estate company and the largest developer of multifamily housing in the U.S. for several decades during his tenure as CEO. Ron is an honor graduate of the United States Naval Academy. After serving five years in the Navy, he received his MBA degree with high distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business where he was elected a Baker Scholar. Ron is past chairman of the Urban Land Institute and currently serves as a trustee. He is also chairman emeritus of the Wharton Real Estate Center. Ron is additionally past chairman of the International Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity and currently chairs Habitat's Global Development Council. Ron serves as chairman of the I Have a Dream Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating low-income children. He also serves as chairman of the Enterprise Community Partners board of trustees. Ron serves on the boards of the U. S. Naval Academy Foundation, the Urban Institute, Horatio Alger Association and Colony Starwood Homes. Ron's philanthropic contributions include a $5 million gift to establish the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. Ron's $5 million gift to Enterprise created the Enterprise Terwilliger Fund – targeted to create 2,000 affordable homes annually. He has pledged and contributed more than $20 million to the U.S. Naval Academy. His $100 million legacy gift to Habitat for Humanity International will help 60,000 families access improved housing conditions. Ron was inducted into the National Association of Homebuilder's Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2009, Ron was honored by the National Housing Conference with the Housing Leader of the Year Award. Ron was honored in 2009 by the United States Naval Acade

    Speaker

    David Garcia

    Policy Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley

    David Garcia is the Policy Director for the Terner Center. He leads the Terner Center’s engagement in local, state and federal housing policy and supports the generation of research-driven policy ideas, proposals, and papers. Prior to joining Terner Center, David worked in real estate development in Stockton, California, and prior to that, worked as a research analyst with the Government Accountability Office in Washington, DC.

    Speaker

    Deb Bilek

    Vice President, Advisory Services, Urban Land Institute

    Deborah Kerson Bilek is the Vice President of Advisory Services at the Urban Land Institute. In this capacity, Deb oversees the daily operations of ULI’s $3.5 million Advisory Services Program (ASP), a signature initiative that empowers ULI members to offer solutions to challenging issues in communities around the world. If you were to ask Deb to describe her job, she would say, “I put people in rooms and make them talk to each other.” Deb is passionate about building community, and her work centers on facilitating multisector collaboration to achieve a common purpose. She facilitates groups and individuals with different interests around issues of importance to the economic competitiveness of the Metropolitan Region. Most recently, the programs she manages touch on issues related to economic development, equity of opportunity, housing affordability, and transportation. Prior to joining the advisory services team, Deb was the Senior Director of Community Outreach at ULI Washington, a district council of the Urban Land Institute. Before ULI, Deb worked as a planner with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, where she served as professional staff to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and managed leadership development programs for citizens. Deb began her career as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Federal Transit Administration, where she also had the opportunity to serve as staff to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. Deb holds an Executive Certificate in Facilitation from Georgetown University. She earned her Masters degree in Public Administration from New York University, and her an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. She resides in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband and two young kids.

    Speaker

    Ed Walter

    Global Chief Executive Officer, Urban Land Institute

    W. Edward (Ed) Walter, a widely renowned real estate industry leader and most recently the Steers Chair in Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is ULI's Global Chief Executive Officer. Walter brings to ULI more than 35 years of management experience in the real estate profession across a variety of disciplines including hotels, multifamily, and land development, with a strong emphasis on capital markets and investments. From 2007 through 2016, he served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc., where he led a $19 billion-plus global lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) with a high-performing portfolio of more than 110 hotels around the world. Prior to becoming Host’s CEO, he served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer for more than four years and served in other executive roles at Host for seven years prior to being named the CFO. Walter’s service at Host overlapped with his four-year tenure at Georgetown, where he created and taught the Real Estate Public Equity course, which is designed to explore multiple aspects of REITs.

    Speaker

    Paula Munger

    AVP, Industry Research & Analysis, National Apartment Association

    Paula Munger is the AVP of Industry Research and Analysis for the National Apartment Association and is responsible for leading research efforts on topics of importance to the industry. She gathers, analyzes and synthesizes data and information to arrive at the most meaningful and relevant insights. Paula’s research aids NAA members in their business initiatives, as well as NAA advocacy and public relations efforts. Her background includes positions at the Federal Reserve System, Cushman & Wakefield, the University of New Orleans Real Estate Research Center and the New York City Office of Management and Budget. Paula is a member of the National Association for Business Economics, The Counselors of Real Estate® and the Urban Land Institute, where she served on the Housing Initiative Council for the Washington, D.C. chapter.

    Speaker

    Daryl Carter

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avanath Capital Management

    Daryl J. Carter is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Avanath Capital Management, LLC, a California-based investment firm that acquires, renovates, and operates apartment properties, with an emphasis on affordable and workforce communities. Mr. Carter directs the overall strategy and operations of the Company. Since its formation in 2008, Avanath has acquired $1.5 billion of properties in 12 states in the U.S., comprising 8,000 apartment units. Avanath is vertically integrated and is an SEC registered investment advisor and an institutional fund manager, with capabilities that include acquisition sourcing and underwriting, construction, asset management, and on-site property management. Mr. Carter has 37 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Previously, he was an Executive Managing Director of Centerline Capital Group. Mr. Carter became part of the Centerline team when his company, Capri Capi¬tal Finance, was acquired by Centerline in 2005. Mr. Carter co-founded and served as Co-Chairman of the Capri Capital family of companies. He was instrumental in building Capri to a diversified real estate investment firm with $8 billion in real estate equity and debt investments under management. Prior to Capri, Mr. Carter was Regional Vice President at Westinghouse Credit Corporation and a Second Vice President at Continental Bank. Mr. Carter holds a Master’s in Archi¬tecture and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Mr. Carter serves on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 2015, Mr. Carter received the MIT Sloan School Distinguished Alumni Award and served as the 2015 commencement speaker for the Sloan School MBA graduation. Mr. Carter is a Past Chairman of the National Multifamily Housing Council. Previously, Mr. Carter served as an independent director on the boards of the following companies: Catellus Development Corporation (CDX), Silver Bay Realty Trust (SBY), and Whitestone REIT (WSR).

    Speaker

    Thomas Kennedy

    Affordable Housing Development Advisor, Pinellas County

    Tom is a commercial real estate professional and consultant with extensive experience involving multifamily, office and industrial properties. He is currently the Affordable Housing Development Advisor for Pinellas County Government providing consulting and outreach services for the Penny IV Affordable Housing Program. This program, utilizing a Infrastructure Sales Surtax, is incentivizing affordable and workforce housing with its estimated $80 million in funding. In addition to extensive real estate experience Tom has significant professional experience and expertise in growth management and economic development, land development and regulatory affairs, as well as emergency management, working with government at the federal, state, regional and local levels. With a strong lifelong commitment to community involvement, Tom currently serves on 2 non-profit boards addressing education and special needs, the Pinellas County Economic Development Council, the NAIOP Tampa Bay Board and other selected industry, government, and philanthropic oversight committees. Tom is the President of Westport Group and Westport CRE.