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2018 Housing Summit


Maryland REALTORS® is hosting this event to bring together housing industry leaders, legislators, REALTORS®, builders, and community development advocates for a day dedicated to exploring affordable housing issues. We hope to introduce bold policy and legislative actions that can be considered in Maryland to address housing solutions from an economic and zoning/land use perspective.

The Housing Summit is a half-day event with an introductory speaker, two discussion panels, and lunch with keynote. The first panel will focus on development, smart growth, zoning, and land use. The second will be devoted to innovations such as community land trusts, tiny houses/ADUs, use of public lands, and home buying mortgage products and incentives.


June 6, 2018

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


The Hotel at the University of Maryland

7777 Baltimore Ave. College Park, MD 20740 ( Get Directions... )


Additional Event Information

The cost is $25 and includes continental breakfast and plated lunch. Discounted parking is available in the hotel garage for $6. Please bring your parking ticket with you for validation.

If you require special accomodations, please contact us.

Laurie Benner


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Registration and Continental Breakfast

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Boyd Campbell, 2018 Maryland REALTORS® President

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Jessica Lautz, Managing Director of Survey Research and Communication, National Association of REALTORS®

Jessica Lautz’s research focuses on demographic trends for both NAR members and housing consumers and issues, such as how housing preferences shift in an ever-changing marketplace, the consistent trends of consumers for the desire to own a home, consumers search to find a real estate agent and generational trends. She writes annual consumer studies, including the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report, HOME, Investment and Vacation Home Buyer’s Survey and the Remodeling Impact series. She also writes annual member studies, such as the Member Profile, the Commercial Member Profile and the Profile of Real Estate Firms. Jessica is currently pursuing her doctorate of Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University. Her thesis is: "Is the Dream Still Alive? Tracking Homeownership Amid Changing Economic and Demographic Conditions".

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Panel 1

Moderator: Bill Castelli, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Maryland REALTORS®

<p>This panel will focus on development, smart growth, zoning, and land use.</p> <p>Speakers:</p> <ul> <li>Josh Greenfeld, Maryland Building Industry Association</li> <li>Les Knapp, Maryland Association of Counties</li> <li>Tom Ballentine, National Association of Industry and Office Parks, Maryland Chapter</li> </ul>

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Panel 2

Moderator: Odette Ramos, Executive Director of the Community Development Network of Maryland

<p>This panel will focus on innovations in affordable housing such as community land trusts, tiny houses/ADUs, use of public lands, and home buying mortgage products and incentives.</p> <p>Speakers:</p> <ul> <li>Maddy Ciulu, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development</li> <li>Jennifer Minnick, Frederick County Affordable Housing Land Trust</li> <li>Greg Cantori, Civic Works</li> <li>Ahmad Abu-Khalaf, Enterprise Community Partners</li> </ul>

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Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Rolf Pendall, Urban Institute

<p>Rolf Pendall is a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute and on July 1, 2018 will become Professor and Head of the Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research expertise includes metropolitan growth trends; land-use planning and regulation; federal, state, and local affordable housing policy and programs; and racial residential segregation and the concentration of poverty. He directs the Urban Institute&rsquo;s Mapping America&rsquo;s Futures project, a platform for exploring implications of future demographic change at the local level. Other recent projects include Urban&rsquo;s evaluation of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development&rsquo;s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods demonstration; a HUD-funded research study on the importance of cars to housing choice voucher users; and long-standing membership in the MacArthur Foundation&rsquo;s Research Network on Building Resilient Regions. Between 1998 and mid-2010, Pendall was a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, where he taught courses and conducted research on land use planning, growth management, and affordable housing.</p>

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