A Full Slate of Notable Sessions at the 2016 Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo


Next month’s annual Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo at Washington’s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is shaping up to be a must-attend event both for Realtors® and members of the media.

Speakers and guest panelists throughout the week (May 9-14) include: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), political pollsters Peter Hart and Bill McInturff, investigative journalist and author Bob Woodward and Wells Fargo economist Mark Vitner.

In addition to NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s mid-year economic and housing forecast with special guest Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday, May 12, below are some of the sessions of note during the week that are sure to generate some news.

Interested in attending? Registration is free for credentialed media and is required to attend sessions. Register by contacting Yolanda Byrd, 202-383-7515 or ybyrd@realtors.org.

Tuesday, May 10

The Impact of Student Debt on Housing Choices: Regulatory Issues Forum
Federal Reserve Bank of New York economist Meta Brown joins NAR research director Jessica Lautz to discuss the impact of student debt on housing choices. (10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET)

FHA Valuation Policies – Helping or Hurting Transactions? Real Property Valuation Forum
Hear from the FHA and appraisers about the loan program appraisal process and how it affects transactions and consumers. (1:00-3:00 p.m. ET)

Thursday, May 12
Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, will share his market expectations for the remainder of 2016. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will join him to discuss a variety of housing issues, including finance and student debt. (8:00-10:00 a.m. ET)

Commercial Economic Issues and Business Trends Forum
Lawrence Yun will overview the commercial market and forecast future conditions. He will be joined by Wells Fargo economist Mark Vitner to discuss commercial investments and market trends and lending. (1:00-3:00 p.m. ET)

Friday, May 13
Do Short-term Rentals Infringe Upon Property Rights?
Understand the underlying issues surrounding the short-term rental market and hear different perspectives about why communities are restricting rentals. (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET)

The Minds of Millennials– Motivation, Mobility, and Making a Home
Lawrence Yun will lead a discussion about millennial household formation and homebuying potential. (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET)

A full conference schedule is available at www.realtor.org/legislative. We hope to see you there!