2019 Summit Program

2019 Summit Program

Friday, May 10th, 2019
Hyatt Regency San Francisco


7:30am Registration/Coffee/Networking


8:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kim Diamond, Managing Director, Trumark Urban (Chair, ULI San Francisco)
Michelle Malanca Frey, Executive Director, ULI San Francisco

8:25am Keynote: Dr. Michael McAfee, President and CEO, PolicyLink


8:45am CASA: How will Our Region’s Compact Transform California?

Recommendations from the Bay Area CASA Compact are working their way through the legislature and are poised to transform the housing landscape, and Governor Newsom has announced a complimentary set of initiatives. A dynamic mix of housing leaders and legislators will discuss the Compact’s strategies and statewide initiatives to protect tenants, preserve affordable housing, and stimulate new housing production in the Bay Area and across California.

Leslye Corsiglia, Executive Director, SV@Home
Alicia Aguirre, Council Member, Redwood City Council
Ben Metcalf, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development
Nancy Skinner, Senator, California State Senate
Scott Wiener, Senator, California State Senate
Bill Witte, Chairman and CEO, Related California

9:45am New Construction Technologies: Searching for the Magic Bullet

The costs of conventional construction in the Bay Area have reached unsustainable levels, stopping production in its tracks, and increasing costs for everyone. Necessity is the mother of invention, and creative, efficient solutions are being proposed at all scales. Entrepreneurs and experts will discuss new strategies and techniques to deliver housing to tackle this problem head on.

Naomi Porat, Strategic Advisor, Factory_OS (Moderator)
Jason Laub, COO, RAD Urban
Jeff Morrow, Program Manager, Timber & Innovations Group, Lendlease
V. Fsei Tsen, Founder and Managing Partner, Windflower Properties
Michael Yarne, Co-Founder, Social Construct

10:30am Coffee/Networking Break


11:00am Walking the Tightrope: Development without Displacement

As the economy continues to grow throughout the Bay Area, extreme pressure has been put on the housing market. At first glance, it seems like a solution to build more housing at all income levels is the right one. But how can we do this while also preventing displacement? By looking at the history of development, and segregation, in the Bay Area this panel will begin to explore how different cities are working to retain economic and racial diversity by thinking more about where they should build and for whom.

Calvin Gladney, President and CEO, Smart Growth America (Moderator)
Gloria Bruce, Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO)
Karen Chapple, Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley, Urban Displacement Project
Lydia Tan, Managing Director, Real Estate, Oakland Athletics

11:55am Keynote: Tyrone Poole, Founder and President, OneApp

Many families that are qualified for subsidized houses go homeless every year because they are unable to locate housing they qualify for. How can technology help these renters find housing that matches their needs? Tyrone Poole of OneApp talks about what can happen to a rental market in a city when renters are empowered with information about their options.

12:25pm Lunch/Networking/Pop-up Sessions


1:45pm Lightning Round: Addressing Housing Inequalities

This interactive session invites you to engage with out of the box, provocative ideas for addressing the housing inequalities that touch race, generation, age, ability, and socio-economic status. A diverse group of innovators and entrepreneurs will present their solutions and challenges to create opportunities for everyone to have access to housing – in three minutes or less!

Tomiquia Moss, CEO, Hamilton Homes (Moderator)
Micaela Connery, Founder, The Kelsey
Karen Coppock, Director, Home Match SF
Molly McCabe, Co-Founder, The Lotus Campaign
Iliana Nicelescu-Roman, Founder, DENS
William F. Pickel, Executive Director, Brilliant Corners
Sonja Trauss, Executive Director, California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund

2:40pm Shared Responsibility: Corporate and Impact Investing to Build Housing

We’ve all heard in the news about large corporations and impact investors dedicating significant resources to fund affordable housing and homelessness initiatives.Can this new model of shared responsibility make an impact on the low-income and workforce housing industry’s largely unmet need for low-cost capital? Hear from players on both sides of the equation as to how this model can ignite housing production in the Bay Area.

Diane Olmstead, President, Fillmore Capital Partners (Moderator)
Katie Ferrick, Senior Director of Workplace, Community & Environment, LinkedIn
Joshua Simon, Executive Director, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC)
John Vu, Vice President, Strategy, Kaiser Permanente
Cynthia Wong, Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

3:25pm Minneapolis and the Radical Plan to Create an Inclusive City

The launch of Minneapolis 2040 was a watershed moment. A major American city had chosen to reckon with the ignominious history of exclusionary zoning and was prepared to make it right. Led by Lisa Bender, President of the Minneapolis City Council, find out how Minneapolis cultivated public buy-in to eliminate single family zoning, mandate density, and make crucial steps towards creating a more equitable city.

Adhi Nagraj, Senior Vice President, McCormack Baron Salazar (Interviewer)
Lisa Bender, President, Minneapolis City Council

3:55pm Housing Leadership with California Mayors

Liam Dillon, Staff Writer, LA Times (Moderator)
Sam Liccardo, Mayor, City of San Jose
Libby Schaaf, Mayor, City of Oakland
Michael Tubbs, Mayor, City of Stockton

4:50pm Closing Remarks

Libby Seifel, Owner, Seifel Consulting
Eric Tao, Managing Partner, L37 Partners

5:00pm Reception/Networking