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Tuesday, March 31

Time Description

Market Study Fundamentals: Welcome & Introductions


The Elements of Real Estate Market Analysis

Key Topics Include:
  • Conclusions that can be drawn from a market study
  • How is a market study different from an appraisal
  • What are the different types of market studies
  • Typical components of a market study
  • Understanding market study scopes of work
  • Housing market issues

Networking Break


Site Analysis & Primary Market Area

Key Topics Include:

  • Site Analysis: understanding the site characteristics & plan
  • Neighborhood Analysis
  • Crime’s impact on marketability
  • Defining Primary & Secondary Market Areas
  • Primary Market Area vs. Housing Market Area
  • Primary Market Area Considerations & Factors for Delineation of Primary Market Areas
  • Market Area Red Flags

Networking Lunch


The Economic Context & Demographic Trends

Key Topics Include:

  • Labor Force & Unemployment
  • At Place Employment
  • Sources of Data (public and private)
  • Factors Impacting Population and Household Trends & Projections
  • Demographic Context & Analysis
  • Drawing Conclusions from Economic Data Sources
  • Construction and Absorption Levels
  • Characteristics of Housing Stock
  • Rent & Vacancy Trends
  • Pipeline

Networking Break


Rental Market Trends and Conditions & Calculating Market Rent

Key Topics Include:

  • US Census Data: Building Permit Data & Household Data Profiles
  • Field Survey Best Practices
  • Comparable vs. Competitive Properties
  • Analysis of Findings from the Field Survey

Networking Break


Capture Rates, Demand Analysis & Rent Analysis

Key Topics Include:

  • Factors Impacting the Relevance of the Comparable Properties
  • Considerations for Age-Restricted Properties
  • Comparable Properties for Rehabs
  • Defining & Calculating Achievable Rent
  • Rent Adjustment Grids
  • Achievable Rent Red Flags
  • Demand Analysis & Considerations
  • Calculating and Interpreting Capture Rates & Penetration Rates

Tying It All Together & Drawing Conclusions

Key Topics Include:

  • Rent Analysis
  • Project Evaluation
  • Factors Impacting Absorption Projects
  • Projected Project Performance



Networking Reception

Wednesday, April 1

Time Description

NCHMA Executive Committee Meeting

Executive Session; NCHMA Officers Only


Welcome & Introductions


The Evolving Policy Landscape’s Impact on Affordable Housing Finance

Keeping track of ever-changing policy developments at the federal, state and local levels is a daunting task. Learn about the latest policy proposals from federal housing and banking regulators including how Community Revitalization Act (CRA) Reform and Housing Finance Reform are impacting the affordable housing industry.  Receive the latest updates from HUD and the Federal Housing Agency (FHA) on the MAP Guide, the federal housing budget and efforts to remove regulatory barriers in affordable housing.  Learn how increasing demand on private activity bond cap is impacting multifamily affordable housing finance and what affordable housing stakeholders can do to advocate for this vital resource.


Networking Break


Data Driven Decision Making: Better Understanding Housing Markets through New Data Sources

Understanding housing markets is critical for market analysts, developers, investors, lenders and underwriters. This panel will explore how to access new and evolving data sources and help you understand what is really important as you underwrite your next transaction.


Networking Luncheon


Regional Policy Makers Roundtable

Representatives from the regional housing finance agencies, housing authorities and local governments will share key affordable housing and multifamily policy priorities as well as new developments and resources their jurisdictions. These timely policy insights could help decide how to fund your next deal!


Networking Break


Where Will Rent Grow in 2020? Trends & Factors Impacting Affordable Housing Markets

This panel will explore critical factors and trends that impact AMI and rent growth.  Expert panelists will cover a range of topics including how recent minimum wage increases should be considered in demographic analysis, the impact of rent control on housing markets, projected AMI growth in 2020 as well as changes to Small Area FMRs and their impact on voucher rents.


Networking Break


Developers Roundtable: Industry Trends & State of the Art Multifamily Case Studies

Leading affordable housing developers will present case studies from recent deals including twinning four and nine percent credits, rural, new construction and preservation. Panelists will forecast how they see the industry evolving from their unique vantage points and detail how their companies are changing to stay ahead of the curve.


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