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Buildable Backyards
Real Estate Summit

June 22-23, 2021

Buildable Backyards Real Estate Summit

Buildable Backyards is a virtual summit focused on expanding housing options and maximizing land resources with Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Many jurisdictions are considering regulations to allow ADUs or have recently updated zoning codes. The goal of Buildable Backyards is to increase the knowledge of lenders, appraisers, and others interested in ADU development.

Nonprofit developers, affordable housing providers, and others involved with shared-equity housing models will gain insight to incorporate and advocate for accessory dwellings in their projects.

Durham Community Land Trustees’ mission is to build strong communities by developing, managing, and advocating for permanently affordable housing. In 1987, DCLT was founded by a group of neighbors concerned about housing decay, rising crime rates, and absentee landlords. The organization has grown from one donated house to provide both affordable homeownership and rental units to the community.

A National Conversation on Affordable ADUs

Buildable Backyards takes place over two half days to fully explore positioning ADU development for more inclusive communities. Access and affordability can come together for the betterment of all communities.

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Buildable Backyards – Day 1

June 22, 2021

Virtual Virtual

Pre-Summit Open Doors

Networking Opportunities on the virtual event platform.

12:30PM EST

Welcome & Opening

The Summit will begin with the Welcome and Opening Session for all attendees.

Speakers:

Sherry Taylor, Durham Community Land Trustees

Selina Mack, Durham Community Land Trustees

01:00PM EST

Small Homes at Home: ADUs for Neighborhood Change

Our opening session will provide foundational and policy background on ADUs, benefits of development, and opportunities for nonprofits. ADU development offers a range of benefits that can help foster equitable and inclusive neighborhoods. Is there a need in your community that ADUs can help address? This session will explore how ADUs can assist aging in place, special needs housing, wealth building, affordability, environmental sustainability, community building, and more.

Speakers:

June Grant, AIA - blink!Lab Architecture

Eli Spevak - Orange Splot, LLC

01:15 - 02:15PM EST

Networking Break/Virtual Meet-ups

An opportunity to network with conference attendees.

02:15 - 02:30PM EST

West Coast Partnerships in Practice

How do we build ADUs to expand housing choices for various income levels? What partnerships are necessary for success? We'll learn from various ADU programs currently operating in the Western United States.

Speakers:

John Miller - BackHome ADU

Kate Allen - Kate Allen Community Development Services

Rhey Haggerty - Hacienda CDC

Jennifer Duffy - Hello Housing

02:30 - 03:30PM EST

Networking Break/Virtual Meet-ups

An opportunity to network with conference attendees.

03:30 - 03:40PM EST

The Viable Backyard: Lending & Appraisal

The popularity of ADUs has risen as communities face housing shortages. Financing and appraising ADUs easily is a crucial component to increasing housing choice. In this session, industry veterans share their experiences and information for successful transactions with ADUs.

Moderator:

Armeer Kenchen, CornerSquare Community Capital

Speakers:

Susan Brown - Umpqua Bank

Sarah Brennan - Self-Help Credit Union

Abdur Abdul-Malik - A Quality Appraisal

03:40 - 04:40PM EST

Innovative Development & Design

Let’s see that ADU! What are the development options for ADUs and how can they be used? Accessory Dwelling Units are anything but boring. From custom builds to modular and shipping containers, ADUs have all the comforts of larger homes. Let our panel of professionals expand your vision of how ADUs can fit into neighborhoods nationwide.

Speakers:

Wanona Satcher - Makhers Studio

Bryce Jahner - Haven Ventures

TBD

03:40 - 04:40PM EST

Networking Break/Virtual Meet-ups

An opportunity to network with conference attendees.

04:45 - 04:55PM EST

Buildable Backyards – Day 2

June 23, 2021

Virtual Virtual

Pre-Summit Open Doors

Networking, Sponsorship engagement, Participant engagement, sponsor videos

12:30PM EST

Welcome & Opening

The Summit will begin with the Welcome and Opening Session for Day 2.

Speaker:

Rodney Harrell, AARP

12:50PM EST

The Opportunity of Place: Shared-Equity & ADUs

Shared-equity housing programs expand access to homeownership. As neighborhoods change and real estate prices outpace incomes, can ADUs be part of the shared-equity development toolkit? Community land trusts from around the country describe how they are incorporating ADUs and what we can learn from their experiences.

Speakers:

Staci Horwitz - City of Lakes Community Land Trust

Nichol Beckstrand - YardHomes MN

Sherry Taylor - Durham Community Land Trustees

01:00 - 02:00PM EST

Networking Break/Virtual Meet-ups

An opportunity to network with conference attendees.

02:00PM - 02:15PM EST

Real Estate Market Roundtable

Jurisdictions are increasingly permitting ADU development or legal conversions of existing accessory structures. Are you ready to serve homebuyers or property owners interested in ADUs as a source of income or multigenerational housing? What are the emerging trends and how does the market react? Real estate, design, and development professionals will share their experience in building and marketing homes with ADUs.

Speakers:

Alex Salazar, - Salazar Architect, Inc.

Aaron Lubeck - Allison Ramsey Architects

Zachary Sunderland - Haven Ventures

Frank De Safey - ADU Magazine

02:15 - 03:15PM EST

Deep Dive: ADU Valuation & Underwriting

Appraising and underwriting ADUs can be challenging, especially in areas where few comparable properties exist. How will recent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac regulations affect ADU lending? In this session, appraisers (and perhaps underwriters) will provide insight into these issues and draw on their experiences to provide lessons learned.

Speakers:

Denis DeSaix - Metrocal Appraisal

Abdur Abdul-Malik - A Quality Appraisal

02:15 - 03:15PM EST

ADU Hesitance to ADU Success in Raleigh, NC - BONUS Session Hosted by AARP

BONUS SESSION: Hosted by AARP

Speakers:

Audrey Galloway - AARP NC

AARP National Representative

Tom Barrie - NC State University

Other panelists

03:30 - 04:30 PM

Closing & Remarks

Closing remarks from Durham Community Land Trustees.

04:30 - 04:40 PM

Networking & Virtual Meetups (optional)

#BuildableBackyards relationship building.

04:40 PM
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