Forum on California’s Housing Market: Agenda

Zillow’s second housing forum is just around the corner, and we’re excited to welcome some wonderful speakers to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on Oct. 12. If you’d like to attend the event, please RSVP here. More information and ongoing news about the forum is available on our housing forum site or by following hashtag #CAhousing on Twitter. Below is the day’s agenda:

8 a.m.: Breakfast

8:30 a.m.: Welcome: Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff

8:40 a.m.: Keynote Speech: Carol Galante, Acting FHA Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing

9:15 a.m.: Overview of the Nation’s Housing Market: Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries

9:30 a.m.: Panel 1: Is it a Good Time to Buy in California?: The Housing Market’s New Normal

  • Moderated by Colleen Edwards, Owner, EMC Creative
  • John Burns, CEO, John Burns Real Estate Consulting
  • Eric Gutshall, President and COO, Haven Realty Capital
  • Mark Hanson, Mark Hanson Advisors
  • Bert Selva, President and CEO, Shea Homes

10:30 a.m.: Break

10:45 a.m.: Panel 2: Taxing a Recovering Housing Market: Prop 13, the Mortgage Interest Deduction and Other Issues

  • Moderated by Julie Schmit, Reporter, USA Today
  • Jason Gold, Director and Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute
  • Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
  • Dowell Myers, Professor, Director, Population Dynamics Research Group. USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner, Beacon Economics

11:45 a.m.: Closing Remarks, Adjourn and Networking