2018 BIA BV Housing Policy Conference: Event Wrap-Up

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On Friday, June 15th, the BIA Baldy View Chapter hosted our 5th Annual Housing Policy Conference in San Bernardino.  The event consisted of four discussion panels and keynote speeches delivered by John Mulville (Metrostudy) and Mark Boud (Real Estate Economics). Over 200 people attended the event, including many of the region's elected officials and business leaders. Thank you to all who attended and participated in this event.

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Alan Wapner

President of the So. California Association of Governments

Southern California Association of Governments President Alan Wapner gave opening remarks to set the stage for the first panel, an in-depth discussion on the Federal, State, Regional and Local policies challenges facing the homebuilding industry.  This was followed by four other discussion panels touching on the following topics – Social Justice and California Housing Crisis, Energy Efficiency in New Home Development, and Strategies to Address the Construction Labor Shortage. The event concluded with keynote speeches given by John Mulville of Metrostudy, and Mark Boud of Real Estate Economics.

Program Speakers


Keynote Speakers

  • Mark Boud, Real Estate Economics

  • John Mulville, Metrostudy


  • Alan Wapner, President of the Southern California Association of Governments

Federal and State Policy Overview

  • Lake Coulson, NAHB Vice President of Government Affairs

  • Michael Battaglia, William Lyon Homes

  • Phil Burum, Diversified Pacific Communities, BIA Baldy View President

  • Dan Dunmoyer, CBIA President/CEO

Social Justice and California's Housing Crisis Overview

  • John Gamboa, The 200 Vice-Chair

  • Brian Hanlon, CA YIMBY CEO

  • Daniel MacDonald, Cal State San Bernardino, Department of Economics

  • Frank Williams, Capital Direct Funding Divisional Manage

Energy Efficiency and the Future of Home Development (presented by SCE)

  • Mark Torres, Lennar Homes, Division President

  • CR Herro, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Meritage Homes

  • Terry Kent, Crestwood Communities, HomeAid Inland Empire, Past President

  • Kevin Wood, Southern California Edison

Strategies to Address the Construction Labor Shortage

  • Frank Castanos, Victor Valley College, Director of Contract Education

  • Richard Galope, San Bernardino CC District Associate Vice Chancellor

  • Mariann Johnson, Workforce Development Dept Deputy Director

Conference Resource Materials:

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Facebook Live Videos

Opening Remarks

State/Federal Panel

Social Justice Panel

Labor Shortage Panel

Energy Efficiency Panel

Market Forecast