MAR and MassHousing will cohost the “Future of Affordable Home Ownership in Massachusetts” on October 17, 2011 at the DCU Center in Worcester, a day prior to the MAR Conference & Tradeshow.
The one day event will focus on the key issues affecting home ownership in Massachusetts and the impact on real estate sales, construction activity, employment, and jobs, as well as possible socioeconomic and demographic trends. The event is open to principals, managers and senior staff of MAR member companies, the executive and senior staff of MassHousing lenders and the senior staff of the state’s of municipal government and non-profit counseling organizations.
General sessions planned include: Home Ownership in our Cities; The Economic Impact of Home Ownership Affordability; Home Ownership as a National and State Political Priority; and Home Finance Reform.
Because the event is geared to executive and management levels of these organizations and seating will be limited to 500 respond early to your event notification and invite. To be sure that you have a seat at this event REALTORS should contact MAR Customer Service at 800-725-6272.
Guest speakers confirmed to date:
Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray
Greg Bialecki, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development
Charles Capone, Director of HUD/FHA Office of Risk Assessment
Patrick Lawler, Chief Economist and Assistant Director, FHFA
New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang
Evelyn Friedman, Director of Housing, City of Boston
Director of HUD/FHA Office of Risk Assessment, Charles Capone
Paul Bishop, PhD, Sr. Vice President, National Assc. Realtors
Barry Bluestone, Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University
Eric Belsky, Director, Harvard Joint Center on Housing