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2013 MBA Pierce Housing Forum
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
Join MBA Pierce for the 2013 Housing Forum featuring guest speakers featuring NAHB Senior Economist David Crowe and WA Housing Alliance’s Michael Luis.
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David Crowe is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Dr. Crowe is responsible for NAHB’s forecast of housing and economic trends, survey research and analysis of the home building industry and consumer preferences as well as microeconomic analysis of government policies that affect housing.
Dr. Crowe is also responsible for the development and implementation of an innovative model of the local economic impact and fiscal cost of new home construction, which has estimated the net impact of new housing in over 500 local markets. Past research has concentrated on home ownership trends, tax issues, demographics, government mortgage insurance, local land use ordinance impacts and the impacts of housing on local economies.
Michael Luis is a consultant in public affairs and communications, based in the Seattle area. For the past 25 years he has been involved with a wide range of issues and leadership efforts that have affected the growth and development of the economy of the Seattle area. He serves as councilmember and Mayor of the city of Medina, Washington. Mr. Luis will be providing anoverview of demographic and housing trends for Pierce County and the Puget Sound region as a whole and some thoughts on the factors that will drive housing in the next few years.
Mr. Luis holds master’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University and began his career managing the Export Task Force, the bipartisan free-trade caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Master Builders Association of Pierce County
The Master Builders Association of Pierce County (MBA Pierce) is a non-profit trade association comprised of more than 700 builder and associate member companies employing over 8,000 people in Pierce County.
The 33rd largest of over 800 such local associations throughout the United States (15 in the state of Washington), the MBA's purpose is to promote through membership involvement, legislative action, networking and education, the opportunity for affordable housing to all while striving to maintain the highest ethical standards.
The Master Builders Association believes that home ownership is the cornerstone of family security, stability, and prosperity. It strengthens the nation's communities, encourages civic responsibility and provides a solid foundation from which to work. The Master Builders Association is concerned with and has a stake in the quality of life here in Pierce County. It stresses community involvement as a means to an end - homes for all.