Real Estate & Housing Summit 2020

Addressing the Urgent Need for Diverse and Affordable Housing
Friday,
October 30, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am
Virtual Event
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CE certificates for planning and zoning board members will be available through the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation. Email Julia Emrick at jemrick@westchester.org if you are interested in receiving credit. 

Event Highlights:

Special Keynote Speaker: Eric Gertler
President & CEO, Empire State Development

Panel Discussion:
Addressing the Urgent Need for Diverse & Affordable Housing

Special Recognition Award: John Nolon, Founder, Land Use Law Center
Annual Playbook Award: City of White Plains 

Keynote Speaker & Emcee
Eric Gertler
Empire State Development
Mr. Gertler brings extensive private and public sector leadership to ESD, from roles including Executive Chairman of U.S. News and World Report, managing member of Ulysses Ventures, a multi-strategy investment fund based in NYC, EVP of the NYC Economic Development Corp. and Managing Director of the Center for Economic Transformation. Mr. Gertler has written and spoken extensively on key policy issues and economic development priorities including workforce development, infrastructure investment, entrepreneurship and innovation.
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Bill Mooney, III
WCA Board Member & Signature Bank
Bill Mooney will be the Emcee of the event. He is a member of the WCA's Board of Directors and a Senior Vice President/Group Director at Signature Bank.
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Panel Discussion: Addressing the Urgent Need for Diverse and Affordable Housing
Bill Cuddy - Moderator
CBRE
William V. Cuddy, Jr. is Executive Vice President at CBRE.
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Norma Drummond
Westchester County
Norma Drummond is the Commissioner of Planning for Westchester County.
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Art Collins
Collins Enterprises
Art Collins is the co-founding Principal and President of Collins Enterprises, LLC.
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Patrick Cleary
Cleary Consulting
Patrick Cleary is the Principal of Cleary Consulting - a professional planning firm offering a full range of planning and environmental services for government and the private sector.
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Honorees
John Nolon
Land Use Law Center
John R. Nolon is the Founder of Land Use Law Center and Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at Pace University. John will be receiving the Special Recognition Award for his unparalleled leadership in land use and sustainable development law.
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City of White Plains
The City of White Plains will be receiving the WCA's Annual Playbook Award for leadership in housing affordability & diversity.
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Event Recap

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Part One: Keynote & Awards: Click Here to Watch

Eric Gertler, president and chief executive officer of Empire State Development, presented the Keynote address during the WCA’s 2020 Real Estate and Housing summit. John R. Nolon, the founder of Land Use Law Center and Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at Pace University, received the Special Recognition Award for his unparalleled leadership in land use and sustainable development law. Thomas Roach, mayor of the city of White Plains accepted on behalf of the city the WCA’s Annual Playbook Award for leadership in housing affordability & diversity.

Part Two: Affordable Housing Panel Discussion: Click Here to Watch 

Panelists with decades of experience in land use planning and real estate development shared insights and actionable recommendations to help solve the regional housing crisis at the WCA’s Fourth Annual Real Estate and Housing Summit on October 30, 2020.

The summit is part of the WCA’s broader initiative to advance solutions to help local municipalities struggling to respond to the surging demand for more diverse, affordable, and available housing. The WCA recently announced a newly-published “Housing Initiatives” chapter in its Policy Playbook, which was produced through a collaborative effort between the WCA’s Real Estate and Housing Committee and the nationally-recognized Land Use Law Center at Pace University, and is available for download on the WCA’s website at westchester.org/policy-playbook.