Esteemed authors, futurists, and social commentators joined CEO Joel Singer for the first Thought Leadership panel at the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ annual EXPO. Panelists concluded that the future is not a given when it comes to real estate, and that public policy and facts really matter in shaping the future lives of everyday Californians and where they call home.
Overall, three engaging experts joined Singer for a substantive panel discussion that was full of insights on the future of housing. The panel, titled “Tomorrow’s Housing: The Future of California Real Estate,” addressed how future housing markets and public policy can reflect the needs and desires of Californians, and why addressing concerns about affordability and upward mobility will keep the American Dream of homeownership attainable.
The panelists included author Joel Kotkin, an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends; author Joe Mathews, California editor for Zócalo Public Square, a Los Angeles-based ideas exchange that combines daily humanities journalism and live events; and Perry Wong, Director of Research at the Milken Institute.
The Thought Leadership program represents C.A.R.’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the professionalism of all its members. Executive reports are just one facet of the initiative, which is comprised of a set of strategic activities designed to elevate C.A.R.’s reputation and expand visibility among different publics.