Conference Schedule

Tue, March 16

Mar 16

Housing Markets Outlook 2021

Each year, the Housing Opportunity Conference opens with a General Session on the State of the US Housing Market. Expert Ali Wolf will provide this year’s keynote, offering attendees a detailed look on what to expect from the housing market in 2021: trends, challenges, emerging markets, and future demands.   ULI CEO, Ed Walter, and […]

March 16, 2021 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time General Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 16

Contextual Placemaking: Mixed-Use Spaces that Serve their Communities

No two communities are the same, and the future approach for mixed-use will need to cater to the uniqueness of individual neighborhoods. Acknowledging there is no silver bullet, the panelists will share what they have learned for adding retail to residential spaces and vice versa: What are their guiding principles? How do they engage with […]

March 16, 2021 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 16

Overcoming Barriers to Multifamily Development

Panelists will discuss the findings of the National Apartment Association's survey, and what can be done to overcome these hurdles to expand the supply of new apartments.

March 16, 2021 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 16

Enhancing Community and Corporate Returns through Inclusive Equitable Development Practices

Panelists will discuss how their companies and the communities they serve are benefiting from inclusive and equitable practices.

March 16, 2021 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 16

Perspectives on Housing and Equitable Development from the New Administration

March 16, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time General Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 16

Pathways Toward Healthy, Equitable Housing

As a follow-up to the on-demand session, “Pathways Toward Healthy, Equitable Housing: Lessons from Four Cities,” the speakers invite you to bring your questions and join them for a live informal virtual meetup on March 16, 2021, from 3:15 to 3:45 PM ET.    Pathways Toward Healthy, Equitable Housing: Lessons from Four CitiesMember-led task forces organized by […]

March 16, 2021 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Special Program
Mar 16

Low-Density Rental Housing

March 16, 2021 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 16

Preserving Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing through Partnership

So-called NOAH units, those affordable to households at and below the local median income without receiving public subsidies, are a majority of the nation’s “affordable” stock. Many cities are at substantial risk of losing closure, sale, and/or transition of NOAH units to higher income tenancies. Panelists will discuss what cities and developers are doing to […]

March 16, 2021 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 16

Transcending the Redline: Case Studies in Planning for Prosperity

Cities are leveraging the understanding of the role that development policy and practice has played in the segregation of and disinvestment in black communities to advance equitable residential development strategies that will meet future housing needs while seeking to remedy the harms of past discriminatory practices. Panelists will discuss examples of residential equity strategies that […]

March 16, 2021 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 16

ULI Terwilliger Center Board Meeting

March 16, 2021 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time By Invitation Only
Mar 16

Housing Markets Outlook 2021 (Rebroadcast)

March 16, 2021 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time General Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 16

Perspectives on Housing and Equitable Development from the New Administration (Rebroadcast)

March 16, 2021 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time General Session
Open to All Attendees

Wed, March 17

Mar 17

The Future of US Housing Finance

March 17, 2021 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time General Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 17

Something Old, Something New: Adaptive Re-Use Developments

This panel will feature developments that have converted vacant and dilapidated buildings into vibrant mixed-income housing. Thoughtfully renovated with consideration to historic preservation while still adding new components, including high-quality amenities and energy efficient utilities, these developments are achievements in battling cost challenges to deliver new housing often transforming the surrounding communities. We will host […]

March 17, 2021 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 17

Creating a Housing Policy for the 21st Century: Multifamily and Single-family Markets that Meet Future Needs

This panel will explore opportunities to modernize housing policy, enabling markets to function more effectively and better meet the needs of residents across all income levels.

March 17, 2021 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 17

Lifting All Boats: Extraordinary Returns on Mixed-Income Housing Development

Learn how developers and communities are benefiting from including lower-income residents in their market-rate housing developments.

March 17, 2021 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 17

Making the Numbers Work for Sustainability

Housing developers face increasing imperatives to create green, healthy and resilient communities. Fitting these goals into project financing is challenging. How are market and affordable housing developers rising to this challenge? How are entitlements, financial feasibility and funding requirements influencing how deals get put together and built? Has COVID changed the thinking? This panel will ask […]

March 17, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time General Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 17

Terwilliger Center Home Attainability Index Discussion

This will be a live panel discussion on the Terwilliger Center's Home Attainability Index. The Index is a data-rich resource for understanding the extent to which a housing market is providing a range of choices…

March 17, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Special Program
Mar 17

Harnessing Housing Development Time and Cost through Technology

March 17, 2021 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Mar 17

Leveraging Investor-Funded Housing Models to Meet Broader Community Housing Needs

Come and learn how unique REITs are improving access to low-cost housing and increasing financial inclusion of neighborhood residents.

March 17, 2021 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 17

COVID’s Impact on Housing Development, Access, and Affordability

March 17, 2021 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 17

Virtual Networking Reception

March 17, 2021 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Networking
Open to All Attendees
Mar 17

Making the Numbers Work for Sustainability (Rebroadcast)

Housing developers face increasing imperatives to create green, healthy and resilient communities. Fitting these goals into project financing is challenging. How are market and affordable housing developers rising to this challenge? How are entitlements, financial feasibility and funding requirements influencing how deals get put together and built? Has COVID changed the thinking? This panel will […]

March 17, 2021 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time General Session
Open to All Attendees
Mar 17

The Future of US Housing Finance (Rebroadcast)

March 17, 2021 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time General Session
Open to All Attendees