The 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Expo features the latest in real estate products and services from more than 100 industry-leading companies. View the exhibitor list.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William "Brock" Long will address a broad range of disaster and emergency management topics, from National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization and federal disaster relief to rebuilding assistance and mitigation in the aftermath of a record-breaking hurricane season.
Hear from a panel of experts about the increasing use of alternatives to traditional, in-person appraisals for valuations during real estate transactions. Panelists discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls of using data-based valuation methods, as well as desktop or hybrid appraisals.
Hear updates from Realtor® leaders about key issues facing the association, members and the industry.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
Hear information, analysis and perspectives on NAR’s key public policy initiatives, including strong net neutrality protections, reform and reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, tax policy and equal access to housing opportunities.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson will discuss the agency’s commitment to fair housing and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) will inspire the audience with his personal story about the importance of safe and affordable housing. NAR will share research on the development of racially and economically diverse communities, and industry partners will share their priorities for and perspectives on the fight for fair housing.
CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney will address the latest actions out of the CFPB, plans for improved efficiency and effectiveness of agency operations, and his perspectives on issues important to the real estate industry.
THURSDAY, MAY 17
NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun will share his market expectations for the remainder of 2018. He will be joined by realtor.com® Chief Economist Danielle Hale who will speak about the low affordability and the shortage of housing inventory. NAR’s Jessica Lautz will also share research tracking homeownership amid changing economic and demographic conditions.
Lawrence Yun will overview commercial markets and forecast future conditions. He will be joined by Dr. Richard Barkham, global chief economist at CBRE, and Danielle Hale, realtor.com® chief economist.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
Lawrence Yun will lead a discussion about housing demand and construction and the impact on and outlook for home prices and will be joined by Dr. Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac, and Ken Simonson, chief economist at Associated General Contractors of America.