Home Sweet Home: Challenges to the American Dream of Homeownership, Wisconsin Real Estate & Economic Outlook Conference. October 11 2018, Madison Wisconsin, Fluno Center

Overview

October 11, 2018 * Fluno Center, UW-Madison Campus

The dream of American homeownership has changed in the face of societal, economic, and cultural shifts, and the housing finance system and government policies of the future must reflect that. Who can buy a home and who can't? Who wants to and who doesn't? How will the housing finance system evolve to meet the challenges of homeownership now and in the future, and how can government and industry facilitate or impede this evolution?

This unique forum will identify, discuss, and provide solutions for a range of affordable, workforce, and new construction single-family  challenges limiting housing availability in Wisconsin. We will also delve into issues closer to home, including the impact of Foxconn and driverless cars on infrastructure, the workforce and real estate in Wisconsin.

Why should you attend?

  • Explore complex questions in housing finance, low-income development, new home construction, for-sale housing inventory, and more.
  • Learn about policy recommendations and solutions to the current environment and ideas for designing a healthy, responsible, and efficient housing market.
  • Hear about important housing trends, such as shifting demographics, low housing supply, continued growth of rental rates, and changes in technology, are coming together to create a new moment of opportunity for housing, banking and commercial real estate.
  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities presented by Foxconn in Wisconsin, including the impact of driverless cars on real estate infrastructure.
  • Discover the challenges and opportunities in the current economic outlook for housing, banking, and commercial real estate.
  • Meet and exchange ideas and insights with faculty, policy experts, and industry leaders.

Panel and Keynote Topics

 
  • Keynote 1: Peering into 2019: The Outlook for Housing Markets and the Economy
    Presented by Amy Crews Cutts, Chief Economist, Equifax
  • Keynote 2: What’s Next for Housing?  What’s Not?
    Presented by John Weicher, Director of Housing and Financial Markets, Hudson Institute
  • Session 1: Spotlight on Wisconsin: Solutions to Affordable Housing Challenges
  • Session 2: Future Game Changers: The Foxconn Challenge and Driverless Cars

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, 2018 * Fluno Center, UW-Madison Campus

Time Event
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration - Sponsored by Old National Bank

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome and Remarks
  • Andra Ghent, Professor and Academic Director, Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:05 – 9:45 a.m.

Economic Outlook Keynote: Peering into 2019:  The Outlook for Housing Markets and the Economy

  • Amy Crews Cutts, Chief Economist, Equifax

Building on her vast experience as a Fannie Mae and as Chief Economist at Equifax, Dr. Crews Cutts will present her forecasts for economy with emphasis on the banking, housing and commercial real estate sectors, including a discussion the impact of new regulations and policies.  

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Networking Break - Sponsored by Old National Bank
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Housing Policy Keynote: What’s Next for Housing?  What’s Not?

  • John Weicher, Director of the Center for Housing and Financial Markets, Hudson Institute

Over the past two years, President Trump and his administration have pursued dramatic reductions in federal spending on housing and community development programs. Keynote speaker John Weicher will provide a broad overview of the policy changes that the President has proposed; the changes which have actually occurred; and the changes still to come.  He also will assess the likely outcome of all these present and prospective changes


Dr. Weicher is Director of the Center for Housing and Financial Markets at Hudson Institute in Washington.  He has held senior policy positions at HUD in four administrations, most recently as Assistant Secretary for Housing and FHA Commissioner and previously as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research and as Chief Economist.  

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Session 2:  Spotlight on Wisconsin:  Solutions to Affordable Housing Challenges

The mismatch between the creation of new households (housing demand) and housing availability isn’t unique to this moment in history or to the State of Wisconsin.  Currently, in many parts of the state, limitations in viable housing opportunities are beginning to limit worker availability and adversely affect corporations looking to hire new talent and the economic growth of Wisconsin.

This panel will identify, discuss, and provide solutions for a range of affordable, workforce, and new construction single-family challenges limiting housing availability in Wisconsin.  Presenters will explore complex questions in housing finance, low-income development, new home construction, for-sale housing inventory, and more, providing policy  recommendations and solutions to the current environment.

Moderator:

  • Mark Eppli, Research Director, Graaskamp Center for Real Estate

Panelists:

  • Nicholas DelTorto, President & CEO, Inlanta Mortgage
  • William Martin, Director, Strategic Workforce Initiatives
  • David Bellman, President, Bellman Homes
  • Dan Kruse, President, Century 21 Affliated

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch -- Sponsored by Summit Credit Union

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Session 3: Future Game Changers: The Foxconn Challenge and Driverless Cars

Foxconn’s decision to build a multibillion-dollar plant in Wisconsin to manufacture flat screens has the potential to transform both the economy and real estate markets throughout Wisconsin. In addition, Foxconn Technology Group’s plans for the use of driverless vehicles to move thousands of workers a day at its sprawling campus in Racine County also highlights a technology that could shape the future of transportation and infrastructure.

How will FoxConn impact economic activity and how will it impact on Wisconsin’s real estate industry?  Will it yield a good return on investment? What are the challenges related to workforce development, increased affordable housing demands, and regulatory reform?  And how will the plans for autonomous vehicles impact transportation and real estate infrastructure? Panelists will address these questions and more in this thought-provoking session.

Moderator:

  • Mike Theo, President & CEO, Wisconsin REALTORS Association

Panelists:

  • Matt Moroney, Strategic Economic Initiatives Director, Wisconsin Department of Administration
  • Tim Sheehy, President of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
  • David Noyce, Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 
 

 

Speakers

October 11, 2018 * Fluno Center, UW-Madison Campus



Tim SheehyTimothy SheehyBiographySheehyTim
David BelmanDavid BelmanBiographyPresidentBelman Homes
Nick DeltortoNicholas DeltortoBiographyCEOInlanta Mortgage
Mark EppliMark EppliBiographyDirectorJames A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
Andra GhentAndra GhentBiographyAssociate Professor, Real Estate & Urban Land EconomicsUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Dan KruseDan KruseBiographyPresidentCentury21
William MartinWilliam MartinBiographyDirectorStrategic Workforce Initiatives
Amy Crews CuttsAmy Crew CuttsBiographyChief Economist Equifax
Matt MaroneyMatt MaroneyBiographyDirector of Strategic Economic InitiativesWisconsin Department of Administration
David NoyceDavid NoyceBiographyProfessor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering DepartmentsUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Mike TheoMike TheoBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerWisconsin REALTORS Association
John WeicherJohn WeicherBiographyCenter for Housing and Financial MarketsHudson Institute

Sponsors

October 11, 2018* 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 Monday, September 24, 2018.  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

Monday, October 1, 2018. After October 1, please call 608-265-2032 for availability.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations made before Monday, October 1, 2018, will receive a full refund; those made on or after October 1 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, 2018 * 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.

Keynote Speakers


Amy Crews CuttsAmy Crews Cutts
, Chief Economist, Equifax



John WeicherJohn Weicher, Director of the Center for Housing and Financial Markets, Hudson Institute

Featured Speakers


  • Nicholas DelTorto, President and CEO, Inlanta Mortgage
  • William Martin, Director, Strategic Workforce Initiatives
  • Matt Maroney, Strategic Economic Initiatives Director, Wisconsin Dept. of Administration
  • Dave Bellman, President, Bellman Homes
  • Dan Kruse, President, Century 21 Affiliated

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