WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) will spotlight key multifamily challenges and elevate housing policy on the national agenda at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
Starting this week in Cleveland and next week in Philadelphia, NMHC staff and members are directly participating in wide-ranging events and activities focused on helping ensure that the voice of the multifamily industry is heard.
“As many as 4.4 million new renter households could form over the next decade, and more than ever we need to work with all levels of government to ensure our industry can meet the growing demand for rental housing,” said NMHC President Doug Bibby. “The conventions provide an unprecedented opportunity to educate policymakers about the fundamentals of our housing markets and how they have the potential to impact our economy overall, not to mention the families and communities that call rental housing home.”
NMHC Secretary Ken Valach, CEO of Trammell Crow Residential, will serve as an expert on a panel at the Republican convention on July 20 focused on economic growth and sustainability. The discussion will focus on the overall real estate and multifamily industry with new leadership next year in Congress and the White House. The Hill sponsored event can be viewed online here (http://thehill.com/video/events/288217-real-estate-the-us-economy-a-policy-discussion-on-2017-beyond).
NMHC also partnered with the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for America’s Families and other leading housing organizations to host a concert featuring BIG & RICH and American Idol finalist Ayla Brown to draw national attention to the shortage of rental housing.
NMHC will participate in similar events next week in Philadelphia. At the Democratic Convention, NMHC Executive Committee member Alan George, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Equity Residential, will join other industry and political leaders to highlight critical issues to the multifamily industry.