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The Future of Urban & Suburban Housing in the Wake of COVID-19

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Thursday, November 5, 2020
2-3 p.m. ET

This webinar will explore the significant changes in housing demand patterns in the wake of COVID-19.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
2-3 p.m. ET


As home builders and multifamily developers consider what and where to build in a COVID and post-COVID world, questions abound about the demand for suburban versus urban housing, single-family versus multifamily and rental versus for-sale. Significant changes are underway in housing demand patterns, but are these changes short-term shifts or long-term trends? How should we accommodate work from home trends? Will single-family built-for-rent play a larger role? And what are the demand prospects for luxury, middle-income and affordable segments? This webinar will explore these and many more critical elements driving suburban, urban, for-sale and rental demand across the U.S. in the wake of the pandemic.


Participants in this webinar will:

  • Gain an understanding of how the housing landscape is changing in the wake of the pandemic and how developers are addressing the new realities. 
  • Explore how developers are addressing the need for more affordable urban, suburban, rental and for-sale housing.
  • Identify the prospects for development in urban, walkable suburban, low-density suburban, exurban and rural locations.
  • Learn how the townhouse and single family built-for-rent sector will grow in the near future.



  • Richard M. Gollis, Co-Founder and Principal, The Concord Group
  • Dr. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist, NAHB
  • John Affleck, VP, Market Analytics, Costar
  • Svenja Gudell, Chief Economist, Zillow Group
  • Charles Elliott, President, Toll Brothers Apartment Living


NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.


Live Webinars: Individuals who register for a live webinar are provided access to the webinar replay for 12 months from the date of purchase.


Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, November 4. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, November 4. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at