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HBA Housing Forum - February 23, 2018
As the second event in the HBA's ongoing community discussion on workforce housing, the upcoming forum on Feb. 23 will feature opening remarks from Mayor Suthers followed by a presentation from Elliot Eisenberg, PhD., a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker. Elliot will focus on national and local housing and job statistics, supply issues, workforce housing challenges and ideas to consider in order to provide affordable workforce housing in the Pikes Peak Region. There will also be time for Q & A following the presentation. Feel free to share this event with anyone who may be interested.
When: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8 AM
Where: BOCC Hearing Room, Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Avenue
Contact: Marla Novak at Marla@cshba.com or 719-231-3906
Registration is required for this event: REGISTER NOW
About the Guest Speaker
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational. He earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg, a former Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than eighty-five articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds and investment advisory groups. He has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, often as keynote speaker. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg, Business Week, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on cable news programs, talk and public radio.
Learn more about Elliot Eisenberg “The Bowtie Economist” at econ70.com.
HBA Housing Market Panel Discussion - November 17, 2017
The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs hosted a housing market panel discussion on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Centennial Hall.
The purpose of this panel discussion was to engage and inform local elected officials and housing advocates on the complex and timely topic of affordable housing in the Pikes Peak Region. The panelists provided economic data that illustrates the current overall housing market - for sale and rental, single family and multifamily, existing and new housing - as well as perspectives on housing at various prices in the market.
With this and future events, the HBA hopes to further the discussion regarding the complex issues affecting housing affordability in our local market. Providing safe and affordable housing is at the core of the HBA's mission, and we are honored to be part of this important community conversation.
“Colorado Springs is growing fast, so we want to lead a constructive conversation about what a healthy housing market should look like,” said panelist Kevin Walker, president of Walker Schooler District Managers, a consultancy for special district management, land development, entitlement and construction management. “We’re fortunate to have an esteemed group of experts join us in illuminating these issues.”
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Panel Members | Link to Bios