Insights and Innovation: Highlights from the California Developer Roundtable 2024

Century Housing, Lument, and Downs Pham & Kuei LLP hosted the California Developer Roundtable on Thursday, Feb. 15, our annual gathering of real estate development leaders and partners. We are grateful for the participants who faithfully attend our roundtable every year, as well as the new faces who joined us. It was also an honor to learn from our panelists and speakers who shared their expertise on topics related to affordable housing production, policy, and financing:

  • Housing Production and Its Impact on Homelessness
    • Moderator: Josh Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Lending, Century Housing
    • Gregg Colburn, Author of Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns
    • Elisa Paster, Managing Partner, Rand, Paster, Nelson LLP
    • Mark Horvath, Founder, Invisible People
  • Private Sector Investments in Affordable Housing
    • Moderator: Beulah Ku, Vice President, Client Relations, Century Housing
    • Joanne Lee, Manager, Thriving Communities Fund, Kaiser Permanente
    • Kris Lindeman, Treasurer, Cedars Sinai
    • Tracey Burns, Vice President, Construction Lending, Century Housing
  • Governmental Update
    • Moderator: Gary Downs, Partner, Downs Pham & Kuei LLP
    • Michael Novogradac, Managing Partner, Novogradac & Company
    • William Leach, President, Kingdom Development
  • Preservation: Financing Options to Maximize Loan Proceeds
    • Moderator: Aaron Wooler, Managing Director, Lument
    • Ben Barker, Financial Advisor, CA Municipal Finance Authority
    • Christopher Kolbenschlag, Director, Real Estate and Development, Valued Housing
    • Wade Norris, Partner, Norris George & Ostro PLLC
  • National Economics & Political Forecast
    • Christopher Thornberg, Ph.D., Founding Partner, Beacon Economics

Many thanks to our sponsors who supported our event as well. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s California Developer Roundtable.