Conference time! Woohoo!
The 2017 Realtor’s Kick off Legislative Meeting & Trade Expo Conference (NAR Midyear) has begun!
The conference takes place from May 15-20 in Washington D.C., and it’s full of invaluable events for Realtors, whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro.
What to expect
Attendees at legislative meetings meet directly with Congress members and regulatory agency officials to get exclusive updates on issues affecting residential and commercial real estate.
Speakers this year include Dr. Ben Carson (HUD secretary), Mark Calabria (Mike Pence’s Chief Economist), John D. Worth (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts senior VP of research and investor outreach), Roy Wright (FEMA deputy associate administrator), and Lawrence Yun (NAR chief economist).
Here’s a sneak peek of what to not miss at this year’s NAR Midyear:
Tuesday, May 16
Regulatory Issues Forum, 10-11:30AM
Dr. Ben Carson will share the new administration’s housing priorities and discuss the Federal Housing Administration’s efforts to ensure access to mortgage credit. Roy Wright, FEMA deputy associate administrator for insurance and mitigation, will speak on the National Flood Insurance Program’s current and future plans.
Thursday, May 18
Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum, 8-10AM
NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun will share market expectations for 2017. Get up to date with U.S. homeownership rates with Jonathan Spader, Joint Center for Housing Studies senior research associate. Bonus: Mark Calabria, Chief Economist to Vice President Mike Pence, will offer market insights and the current administration’s view of the industry’s future.
Thursday, May 18
Commercial Economic Issues and Business Trends Forum, 1-3PM
Lawrence Yun is discussing economic activity, monetary policy, and future conditions of the commercial market. He will be joined by Dr. John Worth, senior VP for Research and Investor Outreach at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, who will give insights on publicly listed company developments.
Friday, May 19
Housing Markets are International, 10:30am-12pm
Lawrence Yun will lead the forum, discussing the impact of foreign buyers and immigrants on U.S. housing demand. Cato Institute policy analyst Alex Nowrastheh will join him in the discussion, which will include a preliminary report on the 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate.
Also check out
Make sure to check out the trade expo, open from May 17-18, where over 100 industry-leading companies will show their latest products and services.
Registration is free for NAR members.
Prices vary for non-members depending on if you plan to attend the full meetings or just the expo. You can register in advance as a member, nonmember, or exhibitor. Registration will also be available on-site.
Keep up with the conference by following the Realtors® Legislative Live blog, following @nardotrealtor on Facebook and Twitter, searching the Twitter hashtag #narlegislative, or downloading the NAR Legislative app