2017 Outlook Conference

Overview

October 11, 2017 * Fluno Center, UW-Madison Campus

Given the high degree of uncertainty around the specifics of the Trump administration's reform agenda, what can we expect going forward with regulatory changes and policies regarding housing and finance? The Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference will include insights and analysis from experts from the public and private sectors who are on the front lines of real estate and housing market research, policy, and practice. Join us and you will learn how these real estate, housing and financial experts are tackling the new issues facing professionals today.

This is our 19th year hosting the conference, and we are proud to partner again the Wisconsin Realtors Association, Wisconsin Bankers Association, Wisconsin Department of Commerce and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.

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  • Discuss how policymakers can strike the right balance between safeguarding financial stability on the one hand, and maintaining the innovative power of markets, on the other.
  • Explore policies the administration could implement to design a healthy, responsive and efficient housing market.
  • Learn how the housing and banking industries can thrive with new demands from a rapidly evolving regulatory environment and unprecedented industry change.
  • Discover the challenges and opportunities in the current economic outlook for housing, banking, and commercial real estate.
  • Discuss what policies the incoming administration should implement to design a healthy, responsible, functioning, and efficient housing market.
  • Network and exchange ideas and insights with your industry colleagues, faculty, policy experts, and leaders in government and housing sectors.

Panel and Keynote Topics

  • Keynote 1: The Political Landscape and Its Impact on Housing and the Economy      
    Presented by Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of Realtors
  • Keynote 2:  Affordable Housing Policies: Myths and Realities
    Presented by Kerry Vandell, Director for Center for Real Estate, Dean's Professor of Real Estate, UCI Paul Merage School of Business
  • Session 1:  The Future of Financial Regulations: Balancing Risk and Reward
  • Session 2:  Regulatory Reform in the Trump Era

Who Should Attend

  • Real estate and housing professionals
  • Builders and developers
  • State and local government employees
  • Non-profit professionals
  • Financial services professionals
  • Anyone interested in community and economic development

Agenda

October 11, 2017 * Fluno Center, UW-Madison Campus

Time Event
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Remarks
  • Timothy Riddiough, Professor and Academic Director, Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Morning Keynote: The Political Landscape and Its Impact on Housing and the Economy "
Dr. Yun will discuss his forecasts for economy with emphasis on the banking, housing and commercial real estate sectors, including a discussion the impact of new regulations and policies under the Trump Administration.      

  • Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of Realtors
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Session 1:  The Future of Financial Regulations: Balancing Risk and Reward
The housing finance system has seen many significant changes since the great recession - most intended to provide a more safe and sound banking system.  However, some of these regulations have been widely panned for limiting borrowers access to capital, increasing costs, and reducing the industry's ability to return money to shareholders.  In line with this belief, the Trump administration has stated its goals to promote a more efficient banking system through deregulation. 

How can policymakers strike the right balance between safeguarding financial stability, on the one hand, and maintaining the innovative power of markets, on the other?  What changes will likely be made to the current system and how will they impact homebuyers and lenders?  Will these changes stifle or support overall system stability?  What are the implications for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Dodd-Frank?  Our presenters will explore these complex questions and discuss how the housing and banking industries can thrive with new demands from a rapidly evolving regulatory environment and unprecedented industry change.

Moderator: 

  • Timothy Riddiough, Professor and Academic Director, Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Panelists:

  • Matt Feldman, President & CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • William Lashbrook, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Banking, PNC Bank
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Lunch

Network with your peers and share your views of the morning session over a delicious buffet prepared by the award-winning Fluno Center chefs. 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Session 2:  Regulatory Reform in the Trump Era
President Trump and his administration have promised to focus on reforms to the U.S. tax system, financial regulations and health care; as well as easing regulations in energy, the environment, and transportation. However, getting regulation right means balancing benefits and costs. Even under ordinary circumstances, this goal is difficult to realize in practice. 

How can the administration balance the need for a well-regulated lending industry to protect taxpayers, homebuyers, and communities with eliminating burdensome regulations?   What are the potential impacts of other regulatory reform efforts on the economy and the housing market in particular?  What are the opportunities for the public and other stakeholders to engage relative to these initiatives?  Presenters will explore if and how the housing market can thrive in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment.  

Moderator:

  • Andra Ghent, Associate Professor, Department of Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Panelists:

  • Duane Desiderio, Senior Vice President & Counsel, The Real Estate Roundtable 
  • David Mericle, Senior Economist, Goldman Sachs
  • Jenny Scheutz, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote: “Affordable Housing Policies: Myths and Realities”

  • Kerry Vandell, Director for Center for Real Estate, Dean's Professor of Real Estate, UCI Paul Merage School of Business
2:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 
 

 

Speakers

October 11, 2017 * Fluno Center, UW-Madison Campus



Duane DesiderioDuane DesiderioBiographySenior Vice President and CounselThe Real Estate Roundtable
Matt FeldmanMatt FeldmanBiographyPresident & CEOFederal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Andra GhentAndra GhentBiographyAssociate Professor, Real Estate & Urban Land EconomicsUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Bill LashbrookWilliam LashbrookBiographySenior Vice President, Real Estate BankingPNC Bank
David MericleDavid MericleBiographySenior EconomistGoldman Sachs
Tim RiddioughTimothy RiddioughBiographyAcademic Director James A. Graaskamp Center for Real EstateProfessor Real Estate & Urban Land Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jenny SchuetzJenny SchuetzBiographyDavid M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy ProgramBrookings Institution
Kerry VandellKerry VandellBiographyDirector for Center for Real Estate, Dean's Professor of Real Estate UCI Paul Merage School of Business
Lawrence YunLawrence YunBiographyChief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research National Association of Realtors

Sponsors

October 11, 2017 * Fluno Center, UW-Madison Campus

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please complete this form and return it to us by Friday, September 29, 2017. Sponsorship payments may also be made online, using this secure link. (Select Wisconsin Real Estate & Economic Outlook Conference for the Conference/Event Name, and enter 01 for the Reservation Number in the payment form.)

Why should you join us as a sponsor?

  • Visibility and Exposure:  Build valuable name recognition for your company by supporting a high-profile conference on critical real estate, housing, and community development issues. Your organization will receive extensive brand outreach throughout the conference marketing campaign -online and in the printed materials via multiple media outlets.
  • Direct Access to the Wisconsin Real Estate and Banking Community:  Network with a wide variety of professionals and policymakers interested in the issues and opportunities presented by the real estate and housing markets. Attendees include real estate and finance professionals, non-profit groups, government and service agencies, and developers. We expect a capacity crowd at 150 professionals.
  • Inspiring Knowledge and Expertise for You and Your Clients:  Invest in your community and support critical housing and economic development issues by helping us keep the registration fee low so non-profit and government professionals can afford to attend this important forum.
  • Competitive Edge: Take advantage of a unique opportunity to broaden your competitive edge by improving your company’s image, prestige, and credibility by supporting a world-class conference and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, the global leader in real estate education.

Sponsor Benefits "At a Glance"

Depending on the level of sponsorship you choose, some of the benefits include:

  • Receive extensive brand outreach to our audience of housing and financial services professionals throughout the marketing campaign and at the conference. We leverage multiple media outlets including media partnerships, press releases, social media, web, and email to publicize the event.  This includes:
    • Logo on website with link to your company
    • Display table to distribute company literature on products or services to attendees.
    • Recognition in all printed materials and slides distributed at conference including a color advertisement in conference brochure and a printed description and contact information for your organization.
    • Acknowledgement in post-conference articles and publicity.
  • Verbal recognition by the Graaskamp Director throughout the conference.
  • Complimentary conference registrations and an invitation to attend a special roundtable dinner with keynote presenters on October 10.
  • Recognition in Graaskamp Center news and email publications

Sponsorship Levels

  • General sponsorship levels:

    - Platinum:  $5,000

    - Gold: $2,500

    - Silver: $1,000

    - Bronze: $500

    Non-profit sponsorship options are available.

  • Event Sponsor Options:

    - Continental breakfast: $750

    - Refreshment break: $500

    - Luncheon: $1,500

    - Roundtable dinner (invitation only) on October 10: $2,500

If you have questions, please contact Lee Gottschalk at 608-265-2032 or lee.gottschalk@wisc.edu.

Registration

October 11, 2017 * Fluno Center, UW-Madison Campus

Four Ways to Register

1. CALL: 1-800-348-8964 or 608-262-2451

2. REGISTER ONLINE »

3. FAX: 1-800-741-7416

4. MAIL completed registration form to:

The Pyle Center
Registration Office
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706-1487

Registration fee

$140 for government/non-profit and WREAA attendees
$180 for corporate attendees

Fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Please make checks payable to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are grateful for the support of our conference sponsors whose contributions help to keep registration fees low, allowing non-profit and government professionals to attend this important forum.

Registration deadline

Wednesday, October 4, 2017. After October 4, please call 608-265-2032 for availability.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations made before Wednesday, October 4, 2017, will receive a full refund; those made on or after October 4 are subject to the full registration fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Lee Gottschalk at lee.gottschalk@wisc.edu or 608-265-2032.

If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us when you register. Requests will be kept confidential.

Location and Lodging

October 11, 2017 * Fluno Center, UW-Madison Campus

Fluno Center
601 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53708
608-441-7117
887-773-5866

Hotel accommodations

A block of rooms is reserved at the Fluno Center at $169 per night for the evening of October 10. Contact the Fluno Center directly at 608-441-7117 or 887-773-5866 to reserve your room. Be sure to mention that you are attending the Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference. 

Parking

Parking is available in the lot below the Fluno Center for $12 per day. We encourage you to arrive early the day of the conference, as there will be only one parking lot attendant on duty. There are also several public lots nearby.

Travel and directions

For additional information on getting to the Fluno Center by plane, car, or bus, please click here.

Presentations

Conference Photos

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Keynote Speakers

Kerry VandellKerry Vandell, Director for Center for Real Estate, Dean's Professor of Real Estate, UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Lawrence YunLawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of Realtors

Featured Speakers

  • Duane Desiderio, Senior Vice President & Counsel, The Real Estate Roundtable 
  • Matt Feldman, President & CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago 
  • William Lashbrook, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Banking, PNC Bank
  • David Mericle, Senior Economist, Goldman Sachs
  • Jenny Schuetz, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Brookings Institution

Conference Partners

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
  • Wisconsin REALTORS® Association
  • State of Wisconsin Department of Administration
  • Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association

Conference Sponsors

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
  • Gold Sponsors:
    • FHLBC
  • Silver Sponsors:
    • WHEDA
    • Wangard Partners
    • City of Green Bay
    • First Weber
    • Wisconsin Department of Administration
    • Old National Bank
  • Bronze Sponsors:
    • Wisconsin Realtors Association
    • Wisconsin Bankers Association
    • SVA
    • US Bank
  • In Appreciation:
    • NAIOP Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Assoc.
    • Commercial Assoc. of Realtors Wisconsin
    • Building Owners & Managers Assoc. of Wisconsin