Reform of Housing Finance in America
March 31, 2014
On Friday, March 28th, the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School and The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative sponsored a panel discussion on Fundamental Reform of Housing Finance in America, including the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013. The panel brought together representatives from the policy, regulatory, business and academic worlds to discuss this important issue.
Joseph Tracy - Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Dr. Tracy is a leading expert on risk analysis of GSEs.
Michael Bright - Senior Financial Advisor (Finance, Banking, and Housing) to Senator Bob Corker, and former analyst in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Division of Large Bank Supervision.
Michelle Maiwurm - Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Mark R. Warner, has staffed the Senator’s Senate Banking Committee work, serving as the lead staffer on housing finance reform. She advises the Senator in small business, consumer finance, insurance, securities, banking, technology, and telecommunications issues.
Ivan Kaufman - Chairman and CEO of Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC, and President and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust, has extensive experience operating a diverse array of multifamily, commercial and residential real estate finance companies that spans more than three decades and numerous real estate cycles.
Joe Gyourko - Martin Bucksbaum Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Business Economics & Public Policy and Director, The Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School, is a long-time researcher on the U.S. housing markets and housing policy.
The Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School and The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative gratefully acknowledge the support of The Arbor Commercial Mortgage LLC and Ivan Kaufman, CEO, Term Fund for this event.