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Homelessness and the Impact on Commercial Real Estate

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 12-1:15 PM

(Registration Opens at 11:30 AM)

Our panel of experts will share their experience and insights into the issues of homelessness in San Diego, touching on topics such as the impact homelessness has on various sectors of commercial real estate, what the County of San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission are doing to mitigate homelessness, and the costs associate with housing individuals and families experiencing homelessness.



Jennifer Litwak, Esq.
Executive Director
Housing on Merit

Jennifer serves as Housing on Merit's Executive Director, a multi-family real estate company that specializes in the acquisition and preservation of affordable housing in California and Washington D.C. Nationally, she is a member of both the American Bar Association and the Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. She is a Board of Trustee of the National Housing Conference and serves on their Research Committee which advises the Center for Housing Policy.


Melissa Peterman
Vice President
San Diego Housing Commission, Housing Innovations Department

Melissa joined the San Diego Housing Commission in October 2013 bringing over 7-years of experience in the field of homeless services. In her role with the Commission, Melissa is responsible for directing and overseeing all activities of the City of San Diego and Housing Commission homeless programs including the recently released, "The 1,000 Homeless Veterans Initiative" designed to house up to 1,000 homeless Veterans in the next 12-months.

Danny Fitzgerald
Real Estate Professional
REAL Investment Advisors

Danny is a California real estate professional with over a decade of experience in land acquisition, marketing, sales, and leasing. As co-founder of the Urban Strategies Group, a division of Cassidy Turley, he has been involved in over $300 million in lease, consulting and sale transactions. Prior to 2015, Danny served as Vice President at Cassidy Turley San Diego. He is an expert in the ways in which real estate development intersect with the issues of homelessness and how place making and activations work and don't work with the realities of the streets.

Susan Bower
County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

Susan Bower has been with the County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Agency for nearly 20 years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Integrative Services. In that role, she oversees the "H3" initiative - Health, Housing and Human Services. The goal of the initiative is to develop coordinated systems of services that meet people's needs, particularly those who may be involved in the criminal justice system, may be homeless, and/or may have complex physical and/or behavioral health issues.



Wednesday, October 12, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (registration opens at 11:30 AM)


Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla, CA 92037


$45 for Members ($55 after October 10, 2016)
for Nonmembers ($80 after October 10, 2016)
$20 for Students ($30 after October 10, 2016)
$600 for Table of 10
$5 for Parking

REGISTER:       by October 10, 2016
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Pre-registrations must be received by October 10th. All registrations after this date must be done onsite for an additional $10. If you must cancel: email crewsd@crewnetwork.org Refunds granted if notice of cancellation is received by date shown above; NO refunds after this date. If you pre-register and do not cancel, you will be billed.



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