Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Wisconsin Real Estate Viewpoint Blog
New partnerships at the Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference by Graaskamp Center Staff
Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference:
New Partnerships: Government and Real Estate

Thursday June 9, 2011
Fluno Center for Executive Education, Madison, WI
Register today!

In the wake of one of the worst financial crises in recent history, the Federal government has revamped the U.S. regulatory architecture responsible for safeguarding the financial system. Perhaps the most influential, and controversial, of these reforms is the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Some believe that the new laws and regulations will curtail risk-taking necessary for innovation and growth, while others believe that the new laws change the incentives that encouraged banks and other financial-market participants deemed too-big-to- fail to take excessive and socially undesirable risks.

What we know for sure right now is that it will take some time for businesses to fully assess how they will be affected by the new laws and rules. How will the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection affect how real estate and finance professionals do transactions? How will new rules support buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers? How will the proposed replacement of Fannie and Freddie affect the cost of and access to mortgage credit, and what might the secondary mortgage market of the future look like?

At the 2011 Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference, we will explore how the new regulatory landscape will affect the size and scope of activity in the real estate and financial services industries. The conference will include thoughts and analysis from experts from the public and private sectors, from government, business, and academia, all of whom are on the front lines of housing market research, policy, and practice. Join this important conversation about the current state of the national housing market and how financial reform efforts will affect the real estate and financial services industries.

Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (invited)
Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin (invited)
Michael Knetter, President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Wisconsin Foundation and former dean of the Wisconsin School of Business

Panel Topics

  • New Regulatory Realities: What Can You Expect?
  • Budget and Financial Reforms: What's on the Horizon?
  • Financial Reforms and Affordable Housing: What Works

Click here for the full agenda and to register.

The conference is brought to you by:
James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Wisconsin Department of Commerce
Wisconsin Realtors Association
Wisconsin Bankers Association

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Lee Gottschalk at lgottschalk at bus.wisc.edu for more information on how your company can reach a wide variety of professionals and policy makers and support critical housing and community development issues.