February 23, 2017

Gerald Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), will be the keynote speaker at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 21st, kicking off the BuildingsNY Show March 21st and 22nd at the Javits Center.

Howard has been an observer of housing policy in Washington and a key lobbyist for the housing industry for thirty years. His keynote will focus on President Trump’s evolving housing policy, ranging from Section 8 funding to Fair Housing enforcement, and from federal mortgage insurance to Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

Dan Margulies, executive director of Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York (ABO), the founding sponsor of BuildingsNY, said “Jerry’s insights couldn’t be more timely. There have been reports just this week that even immigration policy could have a dramatic multi-billion dollar impact on the demand for housing. Everything is on the table, and everyone in the industry needs to be watching what happens in Washington closely.” ABO is the New York City affiliate of both the NAHB and National Apartment Association. “Tax reform, regulatory reform, Supreme Court choices, environmental and energy policies all affect real estate,” Margulies added.

Howard began his real estate career at the National Association of Realtors, where he served as a Legislative Analyst for tax issues. Prior to joining NAHB, Jerry served as the Chief Lobbyist for the National Council of State Housing Agencies, where he was instrumental in the development of the low-income housing tax credit as part of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Jerry came to NAHB as tax counsel in 1988 and served in a variety of roles, including Chief Lobbyist. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2001.

BuildingsNY is the largest annual trade show in New York for real estate managers and owners, drawing 6,000 industry professionals and more than 400 exhibitors . Registration is free at until March 2nd.

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