All who care about housing are invited!

Wednesday, October 16th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  at the Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield.  We will be joined by Christopher Coes, Vice President of Land Use and Development Smart Growth America , Washington D.C.  Over the past nine years, Christopher has advised cities on community revitalization and sustainable and equitable economic development. In addition, he has facilitated numerous deal-making opportunities that have produced over $1 billion in new smart growth real estate deals. Event Registration

At the summit, he will speak on the Attainable Housing and Social Equity Initiative, Opportunity Zones, and techniques that will allow local communities to develop place-based, market-driven strategies aimed at encouraging economic growth while ensuring accessibility and social equity in great walkable urban places.

We will also be joined by Amy Dain, MA Public Policy Analyst.  Amy has spent twenty years working on state and local policy issues in Massachusetts. Notably, she wrote “Housing and Land Use Policy in Massachusetts: Reforms for Affordability, Sustainability, and Superior Design”, organized StatNet, a network of city and town managers who meet to learn from each other about data-driven decision-making and recently created an intensive multifamily housing study for the MA Smart Growth Alliance.

We will also feature a discussion lead by Massachusetts Association of REALTORS General Counsel & Director of Government Affairs Justin Davidson on pending Massachusetts legislation that would impact the Berkshire’s housing market and Sandy Carroll, CEO of the Berkshire County Board of REALTORS will share the latest housing statistics and the areas most in need of inventory.  Following the speakers, all are invited to attend a meet and greet cocktail reception

No cost to attend, please RSVP by October 11th