(Source: Research and markets) – 2011 Multicultural Real Estate & Policy Conference in Washington DC to Focus on Economy, Proposed Reform of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac.
Event Description: The 2011 Multicultural Real Estate & Policy Conference, hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) will be held March 3rd and 4th in Washington DC. The forum brings together the top minority real estate trade groups to discuss the disproportionate economic impact of the housing crisis on minority communities, as well as community stabilization initiatives, and necessary regulatory changes that preserve access to homeownership for people of color.At the event, the three groups will release a 5-Point Plan addressing current and proposed public policy initiatives affecting homeownership among the nation’s minority groups.
Who will be Attending: Featured speakers will include HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Former Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta, along with government leaders and economists. Also on hand will be NAHREP Chairman Alex Chaparro; AREAA Chairman Kenneth Li, and NAREB Chairman and CEO Vincent Wimbish.
When is the Event: The sessions listed below may be of interest to members of the media. A full agenda can be found at http://tinyurl.com/4gjv9ba.
Friday, March 4, 2011
9:00-10:30 a.m. Town Hall on Immigration and Housing Policy—Leading policy makers will discuss one of the most hotly debated issues today: How will immigration policy affect the housing industry and the economy?
10:45 a.m.-Noon–Economic Outlook–This session will feature a panel of leading economists, including Lawrence Yun of the National Association of Realtors; Jay Brinkmann of the Mortgage Banker’s Association, and Maurice Jourdain-Earl, author of a new report on troubling discrepancies in mortgage lending practices between minorities and whites during the housing downturn. Panelists will discuss forces affecting the real estate market in the near term and key indicators that will shape 2011.
12:15-1:30 p.m.—Luncheon and Keynote Speaker – Norman Mineta, former Secretary of Transportation
Event Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW Washington, D.C. (Grand Ballroom)
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, a non-profit 501c6 trade association, is dedicated to increasing the homeownership rate among Latinos by educating and empowering the real estate professionals that serve them. Based in San Diego, Calif, NAHREP is the premier trade organization for Hispanics and has more than 18,000 members in 48 states and 50 affiliate chapters.
Established in 2003, the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s membership represents a broad array of real estate, mortgage and housing-related professionals that serve the diverse Asian/Pacific-American market. AREAA is the only national trade association dedicated to representing the interest of the Asian real estate market throughout the country. It pursues initiatives that expand home ownership opportunities for more Asian/Pacific-American families, that increase business opportunities for its members, and that deliver tangible results for its national partners.
NAREB, founded in 1947, was formed out of a need to secure the right to equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or color. Since its inception, NAREB has participated in and promoted meaningful challenges and legislative initiatives to ensure fair housing for all Americans now with membership topping 35,000 Realtists® in 84 chapters nationwide. For more information, visit the website at: www.nareb.com.