2018 Luncheon Learn Program Information


 "Yes In Our Backyards: ADU's Throughout Raleigh!"

On Monday, June 4th we heard from expert panelists from across the nation to learn how Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) have added a new housing option, helped affordability, and how they've been implemented in Portland, Oregon, and other cities.
Eli Spevak Presentation

Jonathan Coppage Presentation

Our panelists included:

  • Eli Spevak, Orange Splot, LLC - Eli  served on the board of Portland’s community land trust for its first 5 years, advocated for regulatory changes to support accessory dwellings, and co-founded the www.accessorydwellings.org website.  He was awarded a Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, participated in Portland’s Residential Infill Project to reform zoning in single dwelling areas, co-founded the advocacy organization Portland for Everyone to support diverse, abundant and affordable housing, and now serves on Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission.
  • Jonathan Coppage, R Street Institute - Jonathan lives in Washington DC and is a visiting senior fellow with the R Street Institute, where he researches urbanism and the built environment, especially the ways in which government regulations distort and inhibit the building of flourishing communities and civil-society institutions.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from North Carolina State University and also studied in the Fundamentals program at the University of Chicago. He was a 2016 Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute and a 2012 Hertog Political Studies Fellow.


April 27, 2018   What Makes Commercial & Office Development Successful in the Suburban Market? 
It's More Than Location, Location, Location!  

Thank you to Newland Communities for sponsoring this program!

Keynote Speakers Presentations:  
Abbitt Goodwin, Columbia Development
Chris Widmayer, Regency Centers
Gavin Thomas, Kite Realty