ULI Idaho - Housing Policy Matters


Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am MST


Boise Centre Will open in a new window 850 W Front St Boise, ID 83702-5803 UNITED STATES
Up for Growth Executive Director Mike Kingsella will keynote this event discussing policy impacts on housing affordability. Kingsella leads policy research and development for Up for Growth, and previously served as Executive Director of Oregon Smart Growth. He is an expert in urban development and housing policy with over 15 years of experience in housing and commercial real estate investment.


Standard Pricing Until March 3 Members Non-Members
Private $25.00 $35.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit $20.00 $30.00
Retired $15.00 N/A
Student $10.00 $15.00
Under Age 35 $15.00 $20.00
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Program Agenda: 
8:00-8:15 am - Check-in, Breakfast and Networking
8:15-8:20 am - Welcome, Introductions
8:20-9:00 am - Keynote presentation: Mike Kingsella (bio below)
9:00-9:30 am - Panel presentations moderated by Kevin Cablik, Project Manager at Paradigm of Idaho
9:30-9:50 am - Table discussion & polling
9:50-10:00 am - Wrap up 

*Young Leaders (members only) are invited to attend Brewing Connections with Mike Kingsella on Tuesday, March 3 at 5 pm. Location TBD. RSVP to idaho@uli.org after registering for the event.*
Our local panel will discuss opportunities to adjust policy to encourage more affordable housing: 
Zoning: Daren Fluke, Deputy Director of Comprehensive Planning at City of Boise
Neighborhood support: Holli Woodings, Boise City Council President Pro Tem
Impact fees: Anne Wescott, President of Galena Consulting
Property tax: Vanessa Fry, Research Director at Idaho Policy Institute
Public-private partnerships: AnaMarie Guiles, Housing and Community Development Senior Manager at City of Boise
Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
Old Boise
Cole ArchitectsCCDC

Boise Centre 850 W Front St Boise, ID 83702-5803 UNITED STATES

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Vanessa Fry

Research Director, Idaho Policy Institute/Boise State University

Vanessa is Research Director and Assistant Research Professor at the Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) at Boise State University. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty Member at Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. Vanessa has focused both her work and education on utilizing multi-sector, evidenced-based solutions to address persistent social, environmental, and economic issues. At IPI Vanessa has led projects focusing on a number of issues including education, workforce development, transportation, and housing and homelessness. Vanessa holds a BA in Biology and Fine Art from Wittenberg University, an MBA from Presidio Graduate School, and a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Boise State University.


Mike Kingsella

Executive Director, Up for Growth

Mike Kingsella is responsible for Government Affairs at Holland Partner Group, a fully-integrated commercial real estate development and investment company. Current AUM and development represent approximately $7.5 billion across 25,000 apartment homes located throughout the Western U.S. Mike is a published author, speaker and subject matter expert in the commercial real estate finance and investment business, and has over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate investment, capital markets, and asset management. Prior to joining Holland Partner Group, Mike led the closing of over 70 transactions amounting to over $950 million of debt and equity. Mike received his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Community Development and Real Estate Development from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.


Kevin Cablik

Project Manager, Paradigm of Idaho, Inc.

Kevin has 15 years of construction experience, he is highly motivated, and an educated leader within the construction industry and community. Kevin’s experience consists of residential, multi-family, commercial & highway construction. Projects include tunnels, bridges, high rise buildings, power plants, professional stadiums, mixed-use, and retail developments. Kevin strongly believes successful project implementation is achieved with diligent communication, organization and accountability. He is passionate about architecture, city planning and in-fill or urban projects.


Anne Wescott

President, Galena Consulting

As President of Galena Consulting, Anne Wescott supports local governments in achieving best practices in service delivery through strategic, operational and capital planning; performance measurement and management; budget and policy analysis; fiscal sustainability analysis; project facilitation and change management; and the development of impact fee programs. Since 2002, Galena Consulting has supported over 75 cities, counties, special districts and non-profit organizations in Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, many on multiple projects. Ms. Wescott serves on the Ada County Highway District Capital Improvement Citizens Advisory Committee and holds a master's degree in Public Administration from University of Utah.

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