The Housing Affordability Conundrum: A Global Discussion

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The housing affordability conundrum runs at the heart of a functioning society and is a challenge in both the developed and emerging world. Join our panelists as they discuss ideas and positive experiences from around the globe and along with best practices. We'll discuss the definition of affordable housing, the factors that have led towards an increasing under-supply of affordable housing across the globe, and solutions.

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James Hoddell (SAIS '10), Principal and Owner, Emerge Developments Limited

James is a well-rounded property development professional with experience in establishing and running best-in-class real estate development and management businesses both in Europe and emerging markets. He has originated and delivered a number of ground-breaking and profitable projects including factory outlet centres in Italy and the UK and malls and mixed-use developments in East Africa. James attended Radley College and the Unversity of Reading where he specialized in European land use studies, planning, and development. He received an MA from SAIS in 2010.

Matthew E. Kahn, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University and the Director of JHU's 21st Century Cities Initiative
Matthew E. Kahn is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University and the Director of JHU's 21st Century Cities Initiative . He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at IZA. He has taught at Columbia, the Fletcher School at Tufts University, UCLA and USC. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Stanford and as the Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and the London School of Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is the author of Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (Brookings Institution Press 2006) and the co-author (joint with Dora L. Costa) of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Princeton University Press 2009). He is also the author of Climatopolis (Basic Books 2010) and Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China (joint with Siqi Zheng published by Princeton Press in 2016). He has also published three other Amazon Kindle books on urban economics and microeconomics. His research focuses on urban and environmental economics.

LaQuida Chancey, Founder and Director, Smalltimore Homes, and Owner, Xavier Estates, LLC

LaQuida is an experienced real estate investor, entrepreneur, IT manager, and owner of Xavier Estates, LLC, a full service real estate company. In February of 2018, LaQuida started Smalltimore Homes, an affordable housing and sustainable living solution focusing on enhancing community living and improving neighborhoods by creating alternative ownership opportunities and financial literacy workshops.

The mission of Smalltimore Homes is to provide those living below the poverty level, specifically those experiencing homelessness, with micro shelter and tine home solutions. Providing families with individualized supportive wrap around services, as well as tailored housing solutions with a goal of obtaining and maintaining affordable housing. Their ownership programs and volunteer building activities are a catalyst to help community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential.

LaQuida holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a Mathematics minor from Spelman College. 

Richard Koss, Chief Research Officer, Recursion Co. 

Richard Koss is Chief Research Officer at Recursion Co, a leading big data mortgage Fintech company based in New York. At Recursion Koss is responsible for delivering solutions to a wide variety of investors, lenders, servicers and government agencies using Recursion’s cutting-edge technology platform. He is also Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. From 2015-2017 he was Visiting Scholar in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund, and Director of the IMF Global Housing Watch. Previously, he was the Director of Capital Markets Research at Fannie Mae and their key spokesperson on the global housing and economic environment, with an emphasis on secondary market developments. Previous academic experience includes an appointment as Adjunct Professor at the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University from 2015-2018. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Koss spent over 20 years in senior positions on Wall Street. Earlier positions include Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers under Chairman Alan Greenspan. Koss is the past Chairman of the Conference of Business Economists and a member of the Economic Club of NY. His research interests include US housing finance policy, financial markets, and global real estate with an emphasis on India and China. Koss received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from Case Western Reserve University.

Andrew Hinton (Business '17), Partner, GL Capital LLC

Andrew Hinton manages operations, development, and sales for GL Capital. Andrew supervises construction and renovations for GL Capital’s existing portfolio and new acquisitions. Andrew also oversees property management functions including leasing, maintenance, and tenant communications. Finally, Andrew leads efforts for disposition of existing assets as well as runs his own residential sales business with Keller Williams. Prior, Andrew earned a Master of Art in design at Maryland Institute College of Art and Master of Business Administration at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Andrew specialized in marketing during his business school career. Andrew also worked as a mentor for out of school youth in North Philadelphia. Andrew also worked to develop affordable technologies for developing communities around the world. One enterprise commercialized greenhouse technology in rural Kenya and South Africa.



 Event Date
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Start Time: 3:00pm
End Time: 4:00pm

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