2020 State of Charlotte Housing Virtual Summit


Join us for the second annual State of Charlotte Housing Virtual Summit was held on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

This virtual event addressed the analysis of the State of Housing in Charlotte report and include a comprehensive inventory of the current housing stock, an analysis of housing affordability across all income levels and a higher-level comparison of the Charlotte regional housing market. The presentation was followed by two panel discussions and Q&As.

View the State of Housing in Charlotte report here.


Event Schedule

Thursday, October 29, 2020

1- 2 p.m.

Presentation of the State of Housing Report and Q&A

2 - 2:15 p.m.


2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Q&A: Owner-Occupied Housing

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Q&A: Rental Housing


Thank you to our research partners:

  • Canopy Realtor® Association 
  • Center City Partners
  • Crosland Southeast
  • Evergreen Strategies
  • Foundation for the  Carolinas
  • Moore & Van Allen
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Piedmont Public Policy Institute
  • True Homes Inc.

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Yongqiang Chu

Director of Childress Klein Center for Real Estate and Childress Klein Distinguished Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics

Yongqiang Chu conducts research in real estate, corporate finance, and banking. His research has appeared in many top finance, real estate, and economics journals, including Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Economic Dynamics, and Real Estate Economics. Chu obtained his bachelor’s degree from Peking University, his master’s degree from National University of Singapore, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining UNC Charlotte, he was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.

Panel: Owner-Occupied Housing

Daniel Wright, Moderator

MSRE Program Director and Lecturer

Laura Belcher

President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Charlotte

Mark Boyce

Founding Partner, Truehomes

John Kindbom

President, Canopy Realtors

Panel: Rental Housing

Dr. Kiplan Womack, Moderator

Associate Professor of Real Estate

David Kennedy

Property Manager, TR Lawing

Shaun McCutcheon

Vice President, Meyers Research

​Liz Ward '14

Founder, Give Impact


Previous News Coverage

UNC Charlotte Developing Regional Five-Year Housing Study 
The Childress Klein Center for Real Estate Presents Analysis of "The State of Housing in Charlotte"

Past Housing Summits

Explore past Housing Summit Series events.

This inaugural event took place on Thursday, February 21, 2019, and included a presentation of the State of Housing in Charlotte report, two panel discussions on single- and multi-family markets and concluded with a reception.

As a follow up to the Summit on the State of housing, this event  was held Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This new event addressed Charlotte's housing policy implications based on the analysis discussed in the  State of Housing in Charlotte report and summit.


virtual update on the state of housing in the Charlotte-metro area was held on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

This presentation included a detailed analysis of the COVID-19 effect on the city's single-family housing market.



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