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Westside Urban Forum Returns to In-Person Events!
September 22 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
On Thursday, September 22nd from 8:30 to 9:30 am, please join Westside Urban Forum for Piece by Piece – Modular Construction’s Future in the LA Region, a discussion about present and future obstacles for modular construction and the exploration of its potential for transformative change.
With panelists Margaux Rotter, Director of Development, BLVD Hospitality, Scott Baldridge, President, Aedis Real Estate Group and Hope Street Development Group Partner, Lana Cook, Business Development Manager, Prefab Logic, and moderated by Shane Phillips, Housing Initiative Project Manager, UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies. (An Architectural Consultant to be announced.)
Doors open at 7:45 for breakfast and mingling before the panel begins and RSVP Required.
Modular construction has been long promoted as the future of real estate development, but still has yet to widely and significantly break ground for how we build in Los Angeles. However, with skyrocketing construction costs, a historic housing supply crisis, and advances in technology, is this sector poised to reenter the mainstream and become a widespread method of construction? As property prices and market rate rents soar, and with affordable housing construction costs regularly exceeding $500,000/unit, governments, community leaders, and real estate professionals are eager to find ways to reduce the cost of building and bring more units to market. Can modular construction reduce costs and usher in a future of housing abundance? Are city governments and the State welcoming this new technology? Or are the cost savings not so clear, is implementation easier said than done, and are our building codes and lending practices too rigid to meet this new opportunity?
$10 Student Members
$15 Student Non-Members
Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, September 21st, at 4:00 PM. After Wednesday, September 21st, onsite registration will be available at the cost of an additional $10. No refunds or credits will be provided after this day.
7:45 am – 9:30 am
7:45 am – Registration & Light Breakfast
8:30 am – Panel Discussion
Please note that while the use of a face mask will not be mandated, we highly encourage all of our attendees to wear a mask at all times while indoors.
Thanks to the generosity of our annual Sponsors, WUF has a small number of free tickets available to members of the community. If you are not able to join as a member or purchase a ticket for this month’s panel presentation, but would like to join us, please write us at email@example.com to inquire if we have any remaining sponsor provided tickets.