September 12-14, 2018
InterContinental at The Wharf
Washington, D.C.
Add to Calendar 09/12/2018 05:00 AM 09/14/2018 05:00 AM America/New_York 2018 NMHC Fall Meeting Washington, D.C.
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The NMHC Fall Meeting (formerly called the NMHC Fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting) will take place at a new location on September 12-14, 2018 at the InterContinental at The Wharf in Washington, DC. The Wharf is a new DC waterfront development and will provide NMHC members with a great venue to connect with peers and engage with top-ranking Congressional and Administration leaders.

Open to all NMHC members, this meeting offers attendees a platform to engage in constructive conversations with the very people who shape the politics and policies that directly affect our industry. 

Meeting Highlights:

  • Insider briefings and panel discussions featuring top-ranking Congressional, Administration and industry leaders including U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Rob Portman (R-OH), John Thune (R-SD) and Todd Young (R-IN), Ways and Means Ranking Member Richie Neal (D-MA), Congressmen  Pete Aguillar (D-CA), Denny Heck (D-WA) and and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs, Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY).

  • Congressional Reception honoring House and Senate Members of Congress and their key staff.

  • Invited speakers include: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Chairman Kevin Brady, and Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV), Deb Fisher (R-NE), Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV).


Keynote Speaker

Gary Cohn Former Director, National Economic Council and Former President & COO, Goldman Sachs

Keynote Speaker

General Michael Hayden Former Director of the CIA and NSA

Keynote Speaker

Dana Milbank Best Selling Author and Nationally Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post

View a more detailed agenda.

Preliminary Agenda At-A-Glance

Wednesday, September 12

1:00 – 6:30 p.m.


1:30  2:30 p.m.

Membership Engagement Committee Meeting

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings:
Diversity & Inclusion
Emerging Leaders

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings:
Supplier Partner Alliance

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

A Conversation with Gary Cohn

Speaker: Gary Cohn, Former White House Chief Economic Advisor and Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Networking Dinner

8:30 p.m.

After Dinner Activities at the Wharf on Own



Thursday, September 13

7:45 – 11:00 a.m.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Social

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

General Session with Congressional and Administration Speakers

  • Congressman Richie Neal (D-MA)
  • Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
  • Retail Revolution: Where Is It Heading?
  • Senator John Thume (R-SD)
  • Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs, Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY)
  • Senator Todd Young (R-IN)

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Speaker: General Michael Hayden, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency

1:15 – 3:15 p.m.

General Session with Congressional and Administration Speakers

  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
  • Costa Hawkins/Rent Control Briefing
  • NMHC/HR&A Housing Affordability Project Update


3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Tax/Finance/Workforce Housing Committees Joint Meeting

  • Opportunity Zones and the Multifamily Industry
  • Updating the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
  • Housing Finance Reform

5:00 p.m.

Board Buses to Capitol Hill

5:45 – 7:15 p.m.     

Congressional Reception Honoring House & Senate Members

7:15 p.m.

Board Buses to InterContinental


Dinner on Own



Friday, September 14

7:45 – 11:30 a.m.


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Social

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

General Session

  • Dana Milbank, Best Selling Author & Nationally Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post
  • Congressional Speakers including Congressmen Peter Aguilar (D-CA) and Denny Heck (D-WA)
  • Business Meeting

11:30 a.m.     

Meeting Adjourns


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

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Meeting Registration

The 2018 NMHC Fall Meeting is open to all NMHC members.

Registration is contingent upon membership dues being current. While the personal presence of our members is strongly preferred, if you are unable to attend, you are urged to send another senior representative from your company. Due to space limitations, we request that no more than three (3) representatives from a member company attend. (This limitation does not include spouses or social guests.)

Late/On-site Registration

Registrations received after Tuesday, September 4 may result in your name and company being excluded from the attendee list.

On-site registration will open on September 12, at the NMHC registration desk at the InterContinental Hotel.

Please note: NMHC reserves the right to close meeting registration should interest exceed space availability.

Meeting Cancellation Policy

Meeting cancellations must be sent in writing to NMHC.


Please do not hesitate to contact the NMHC membership department at 202/974-2300 or should you have questions regarding registration.

Hotel Reservations 

InterContinental at the Wharf 
801 Wharf Street, SW 
Washington, DC 20024 

Room reservations should be made directly with the InterContinental at the Wharf by calling 833/249-1029. NMHC has set aside a block of rooms at the group rate starting at $379 single/double occupancy per night (plus applicable taxes) for meeting attendees, with a cut-off date of  Monday, August 20, 2018. Be certain to tell the reservations agent you will be attending the NMHC Fall Meeting in order to receive the group rate.

Please Note: All reservations at the InterContinental must be guaranteed with non-refundable deposit of one room night. Guests who cancel their reservation will forfeit their deposit. Cancellations made after 6:00 p.m. (EDT) three days before the guest's scheduled arrival date will result in a charge of a second room night to the guest’s credit card. 

Our room block is close to selling out.  If the rooms sell out, the InterContinental can place you on a waitlist and will contact you as rooms become available.  In addition, contact Sarita de la Torre at NMHC at for an alternative hotel option. If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation at the InterContinental, please let Sarita de la Torre at NMHC at know as well. 

Meeting No Shows and Late Room Reservation Cancellations 
NMHC prides itself on bringing the leading apartment industry executives to our Spring and Fall membership meetings. As part of your membership benefit, we’ve also made this event free to attend.  

Unfortunately, by not charging a fee, we have found that a not insignificant number of members automatically register for the meeting and book hotel rooms without knowing whether their schedules allow them to actually attend. And then a few weeks before the meeting when schedules are more solid, a fair number of these rooms/reservations are canceled. 

We totally understand the desire to book a room and register for the meeting as an “insurance policy” in case you can attend. But we wanted to help you understand why that’s a problem for NMHC. First, it has serious financial consequences for us. We have to guarantee a certain number of rooms for every meeting, meaning we have to pay for them even if no one ends up using them. Last minute cancellations mean empty rooms (as well as food and beverage guarantees) that we can’t fill or alter, but must pay for. 

We kindly ask that you (and your assistants) not automatically book registrations/rooms to this meeting unless you are reasonably sure that you’ll be able to attend. 

We understand that emergencies come up and cause last minute cancellations, but if we can reduce the number of non-emergency cancellations, it will allow us to save money that we can redirect to other projects that directly support the industry. 

Local Transportation 
The InterContinental at the Wharf is approximately five miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Those arriving by air have the following alternatives for ground transportation: 

  • A taxi from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will cost approximately $15 each way and takes about 15 minutes, depending on traffic. 

  • An alternative to taxi service is SuperShuttle.  It is a shared ride service and may make multiple stops.  From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the cost is $15 per person, one way. Contact the company online or at 800/258-3826 for hours of service or to make a reservation. 

Contact Sarita de la Torre at if you have any questions regarding hotel information.


Thank you to our NMHC Fall Meeting Sponsors:

Berkeley Point Capital
The Bozzuto Group
Eastdil Secured
Google Fiber
Institutional Property Advisors, a Marcus & Millichap
JLL Capital Markets
Lincoln Property Company
Marcus & Millichap
Red Capital Group
UDR, Inc.
Zillow Group

View all 2018 NMHC Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits: 
Sponsorship opportunities are available to NMHC members only. Sponsors will receive increased branding and visibility during the meeting. The minimum sponsorship is $10,000. 

Benefits apply to the 2018 NMHC Fall Meeting only and include:

  • Company logo published on the meeting page.

  • 1 registration for the 2018 Fall Meeting.

  • Recognition in promotional marketing materials and e-mails related to the conference (print and digital).

  • Company logo included on the sponsor recognition signage displayed at the conference.

  • Company logo included in the meeting’s official print on-site guide/agenda.

  • Company logo and brief company description included within the sponsor module of the official Conference App.

  • Company logo displayed in the scrolling PowerPoint presentation shown before the start of each general session at the conference.

  • Option to host a subgroup event at the InterContinental at The Wharf. (Note: A Subgroup Event Request Form must be completed and submitted to NMHC.)

  • Option to send a direct mail campaign to meeting registrants of the conference through a NMHC designated third-party mail house. (Note: Email addresses are not provided in accordance with NMHC’s privacy policy.)

  • Option to send a piece of company literature to the sponsored meeting for display in the registration area of the conference. (Note: One piece of literature per sponsor company may be displayed. Literature should be sent directly to a representative from your company to place on the literature table. Please contact the hotel for shipping address and possible fees.)

  • Other benefits as included with the individual item selected to sponsor. (Note: Additional benefits may apply and will vary depending on the individual opportunities selected. Individual item benefits are detailed under each meeting/item.) 

Click here
 to view the individual sponsorship items, descriptions, and pricing.

Note: Sponsor items subject to change. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so please confirm early. If the opportunity sells out, we will create a wait list and contact you if the item becomes available.

To sponsor, please contact Melissa Rowan at