April 17-18, 2018
Omni Chicago Hotel
Chicago, IL
Add to Calendar 04/17/2018 12:00 AM 04/18/2018 12:00 AM America/Chicago 2018 NMHC Research Forum Chicago, IL

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Open exclusively to NMHC members, the NMHC Research Forum is a targeted to the nation's leading apartment researchers — in-house and third-party — and is designed to address critical issues facing the industry.

Highlights will include:

  • NMHC's first Research Foundation report, "Explaining the Puzzle of High Apartment Returns", by Dr. Mark Eppli of Marquette University
  • John Austin, University of Michigan and Brookings Institution, talking about his research on strategies for reviving Rust Belt cities
  • Workshop on "What Do Today's Metro Areas Actually Look Like? An Examination of Density and Changing Development Patterns
  • Apartment Markets Roundup
  • Economic Outlook by Oxford Economics' Matthew Mowell
  • Impact of the new tax laws
  • Discussion on age-restricted housing
  • Cross-pollinating: Retail Research
  • Research Roundtables

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Agenda At-A-Glance

Tuesday, April 17

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


9:30 - 10:30 AM

Workshop: What Do Today's Metro Areas Actually Look Like? An Examination of Density and Changing Development Patterns

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Research Roundtables


Lunch on Own

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Economic Outlook

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Markets Panel

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Impact of the New Tax Law

3:30 - 3:45 PM


3:45 - 4:30 PM

Explaining the Puzzle of High Apartment Returns

4:30 - 5:15 PM

Student Housing

5:15 - 6:15 PM

Networking Reception

Wednesday, April 18

7:45 AM - Noon


8:00 - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Rust Belt Revival?

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Housing the Boomers: Design-Targeted Market Rate Apartments?

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Frontiers in Research: The Retail Sector

11:30 AM

Forum Adjourns

1:30 PM

Optional Apartment Property Tour: North Water & Atwater

 Note: Agenda is subject to change.

Thank you to our NMHC Research Forum Sponsors:

CoStar Group
RealPage, Inc.

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2018 NMHC Research Forum Sponsorship Opportunities:

NMHC offers multiple marketing and branding opportunities for companies to take advantage of at the Forum.

To view details of available sponsorship opportunities, including pricing, descriptions and benefits, please click here: 2018 NMHC Research Forum Sponsorship Opportunities.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to NMHC members only. Sponsors of the Forum must be an exisiting NMHC 40th Anniversary, Chairman's Circle or Friends of the Council Sponsor.

If you are interested in sponsoring the NMHC Research Forum, please contact Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org.