2015 NMHC Fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting

Sept. 15 - 17, 2015
The Fairmont Hotel
Washington, DC

The 2015 NMHC Fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting was held September 15-17 at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC. 


Highlights included NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg on September 16 and a luncheon on Capitol Hill on September 17 featuring Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). NMHC’s Fall Meeting brings senior apartment executives together for unparalleled networking opportunities and insights into the industry’s leading issues.  Leveraging both the meeting’s location in Washington, DC and our extensive relationships with federal policymakers, special emphasis is put on hearing from top-ranking congressional and Administration leaders. 


All meeting attendees were invited to the Shelters to Shutters Kick-Off Cocktail Reception held on Thursday, September 17, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, a few block from the Fairmont Hotel.  Shelters to Shutters is a non-profit organization that provides housing and employment opportunities to the homeless by educating and engaging real estate/property management leaders and encouraging action within their communities. Click here for more information.


Preliminary Agenda At-A-Glance


View a PDF of the full agenda.

Tues., September 15 
7:30 - 10:00 p.m.Registration and Networking
Wed., September 16 
7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.Registration
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.General Session
  • Apartment Strategies Update
  • Speakers: Kim Betancourt, Fannie Mae; Mark Obrinsky, NMHC
  • Board Roundtables & Government Affairs Reports
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Committee Meetings
  • Diversity
  • PAC
11:00 a.m. - NoonCommittee Meetings
  • Supplier Partner Alliance
  • Workforce Housing Affordability 
Noon - 12:45 p.m.     Luncheon
      Optimism or Outrage: An Outlook at the 2016 Elections
  • Speakers: Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners & Kellyanne Conway, Founder & President, 
    the polling company, inc./WomanTrend 
1:45 - 2:00 p.m.     Break
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.General Session: Investment Opportunities - View from Investment Sales Professionals
  • Moderator: Dave Bragg, Green Street Advisors
  • Speakers: Travis D'Amato, Jones Lang LaSalle; Roberto Casas, HFF; Christine Espenshade, Jones Lang LaSalle; Kris Mikkelsen, Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales; Kara Wiard, Eastdil Secured
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.Emerging Leaders Committee Meeting
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.Finance Committee/Subcommittee Meeting
  • Moderator: Mona Carlton, HFF
  • Speakers: David Brickman, Freddie Mac; Bill Mott, Berkeley Point Capital; Hilary Provinse, Fannie Mae; Steve Taylor, MetLife Real Estate Investors; Michael Thomas, PNC Capital Markets
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.General Session
  • Speaker: Nina Totenberg, Legal Affairs Correspondent,
    National Public Radio
6:00 - 6:30 p.m.VIP Reception & Sponsors Photo (By Invitation Only)
6:15 - 7:30 p.m.Networking Reception
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.Dinner
  • Speaker: Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.Emerging Leaders Regional Networking Event 
(Separate event; separate registration required)
Thurs., September 17 
7:00 - 11:30 a.m.Registration
7:30 - 10:00 a.m.Board of Directors & Advisory Committee Meeting with Breakfast
  • Business Meeting
  • Speaker: Bethany McLean, Contributing Editor,
    Vanity Fair
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Board Buses to Hill Luncheon
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Hill Luncheon and Meeting
  • Robert Diamond, Special Assistant to the President & Director of Private Sector Engagement, The White House
  • Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
  • Panel: Congressmen Ron Kind (D-WI) &  Patrick Tiberi (R-OH) 
  • House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
  • Panel: Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) &  Jon Tester (D-MT)
2:00 p.m.     Meeting Adjourns
2:00 p.m.Buses Depart to the Fairmont Hotel
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.Optional Event: Shelters to Shutters Cocktail Reception
(Separate complimentary event; separate RSVP required)

Note: Agenda is subject to change.  Please be aware that photos may be taken at the meeting and posted online.

 NMHC thanks our generous sponsors!

Conference Sponsors:

AT&T Connected Communities


AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Berkeley Point Capital

Capital One Multifamily Finance


Hunt Mortgage Group

Red Capital Group

All Sponsors

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