Friday, November 3, 2017
7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
Purchase your tickets now for the 2018 HBA Housing Forecast presented by PARR Lumber Company on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center. Join us for insight and analysis with unique perspectives on the housing industry. We are pleased to announce that Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek will be the keynote speaker at our 2018 Housing Forecast. Speaker Kotek championed pro-housing legislation during the 2017 legislative session, including House Bill 2007, which ultimately passed as Senate Bill 1051. This law creates a more efficient process for affordable housing and emphasizes the clear and objective standard requirements. She has also been an ally for the Home Builders Foundation this year, and supported their work to complete a major renovation at Community of Hope, a shelter for homeless women and children in her district
In addition to Speaker Kotek, the 2018 Housing Forecast will feature insight and analysis from NAHB Chief Economist Dr. Robert Dietz and University of Oregon Economics Professor Tim Duy. They will discuss what 2018 holds for the housing market and our industry as a whole, including economic and building issues, as well as trends and predictions related to different market segments such as multi-family, single-family, infill and remodeling.
This is a signature event for Portland’s HBA, drawing more than 400 attendees from the industry including government officials. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.. Breakfast and program begins at 7:30 a.m.
By October 31: $70 per person or $650 per table of 10
After October 31: $80 per person or $750 per table of 10
Open to all HBA members and guests. Registration required.
House Speaker Tina Kotek
N/NE Portland District, Rep.TinaKotek@oregonlegislature.gov
Before her election to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2006, Speaker Kotek worked as the policy director for the non-profit advocacy organization Children First for Oregon. Prior to joining Children First, she was a public policy advocate for Oregon Food Bank.
Some of Speaker Kotek’s legislative accomplishments include: helping to pass landmark legislation that ended discrimination based on sexual orientation and created domestic partnerships for same-sex couples; redesigning the state’s welfare program; prohibiting discrimination against holders of Section 8 vouchers; restricting the use of a job applicant’s credit history when making hiring decisions; and strengthening Oregon’s early childhood system to help all children be ready to succeed in school.
With the Speaker’s leadership, Oregon has become a leader in passing laws that improve economic opportunity, such as increasing the minimum wage, strengthening retirement security, expanding access to paid sick leave, prohibiting racial profiling, and guaranteeing health insurance for all children. In the 2016 and 2017 sessions, she was particularly focused on the state’s housing crisis through a variety of strategies to preserve existing affordable housing, increase the supply of housing, and protect tenants in an unpredictable rental market.
Speaker Kotek holds a B.S. in religious studies from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in international studies from the University of Washington. She lives in North Portland with her wife Aimee and their dogs Rudy and Wicket.
Dr. Robert Dietz – Dietz Presentation
Chief Economist, NAHB, firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Dietz, Ph.D., is Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where his responsibilities include housing market analysis, forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research. Prior to joining NAHB in 2005, Robert worked as an economist for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. He has testified before Congress on housing, economic and tax issues, and he is an expert on home construction analysis and trends. Robert is a native of Dayton, Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 2003.
Professor Tim Duy – Duy Presentation
Senior Director Oregon Economic Forum; & Professor, Department of Economics, University of Oregon, email@example.com
Professor Duy received his B.A. in Economics in 1991 from the University of Puget Sound, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics in 1998 from the University of Oregon. Following graduate school, Tim worked in Washington, D.C. for the United States Department of Treasury as an economist in the International Affairs division and later with the G7 Group, a political and economic consultancy for clients in the financial industry. In the latter position, he was responsible for monitoring the activities of the Federal Reserve and currency markets. Today, he is the Senior Director of the Oregon Economic Forum at the University of Oregon. Tim has published in the Journal of Economics and Business and is currently a member of the Oregon Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors and the State Debt Policy Advisory Commission. Tim is a prominent commentator on the Federal Reserve. Major national and international news outlets frequently quote him, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg. He also writes a regular column for Bloomberg Markets.