What’s driving rental housing in Contra Costa, Napa, Solano counties?
PLEASANT HILL — A panel of experts will offer an economic forecast next week for Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties and delve into the implications for the rental housing industry.
The California Apartment Association’s 2015 Economic Outlook, set for Wednesday, Feb. 25, will provide an analysis of economic and demographic indicators in the region. Further, the panelists will explore what’s driving those indicators and likely impacts on the apartment business.
CAA’s morning-long program will help landlords and property managers put market trends into perspective. With talk of rent control in some regional cities, it’s vital that multifamily professionals understand the dynamics of the economy, and the possible ripple effects in government. Knowledge is key to making smart business decisions in the months to come.
Some information about the featured speakers you won’t want to miss:
Nick Grotjahn of real Answers, formerly RealFacts, a Marin-based company that conducts research on the rental housing market. Real Answers is a key source of data for industry professionals and the media, which often quote Grotjahn on multifamily trends. Grotjahn has more than 20 years of experience as a licensed California real estate broker and as a buyer, seller, broker and property manager of single family homes in the highly coveted Marin County market.
Kristin Connelly, president/CEO of the East Bay Leadership Council and executive director of the Contra Costa Economic Partnership. Connelly is a policy adviser, strategist and former attorney. Her experience includes serving as chief of staff for Contra Costa County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff and leading the California Forward Action Fund as its executive director.
Sandy Person, president of the Solano Economic Development Corp. Person brings over 25 years in economic development and real estate experience to the countywide membership organization. Person began working in commercial and investment real estate in San Diego in the late 1970s as a broker, property manager and asset manager. She also has taught real estate at the college level, and has a wealth of expeience in project management.
Brent Cooper, Community Development director for the city of American Canyon in Napa County.The department handles building and safety, code enforcement, planning, and housing functions for the city. Cooper is a certified planner with the American Planning Association.
Don’t miss the insights this expert panel has to offer.
The event goes from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill Community Center, Perera Pavilion, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill.
Tickets are $50 for members who register online and $60 at the door. Tickets are $75 for nonmembers.Register Now