The city of Portland will release its first annual State of Housing report at noon May 8 at First Unitarian Church's Eliot Chapel, 1011 S.W. 12th Ave. There will be a panel discussion about production and affordability with Housing Commissioner Dan Saltzman
and Portland Housing Bureau's Traci Manning, Matthew Tschabold
and Antoinette Pietka.
The forum is free and open to the public. The goal is to get feedback that will help the housing bureau tailor city policies and programs. The event is part of Oregon Opportunity Network's Portland Public Forums. For more information, visit: goo.gl/Vs1yLm
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
is among the keynote speakers for the Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle & Sound Network Convention Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 at Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Other speakers are Carla Harris,
managing director at Morgan Stanley, and Marci Rossell,
a former CNBC chief economist. Topics covered during the convention will include the rise of urban campuses; how retailers can stay competitive by offering an experience; the influence of “walkability” in real estate; alternative financing methods like crowdfunding and EB-5; and trends in logistics. For more information, visit: goo.gl/0YJJ0e