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Houseless in Honolulu 2015 - Panels
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Emcee: Rick Blangiardi, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Hawaii News Now

Panel 1 - Framing Oahu’s Housing Situation

•  Is the lack of housing an income or supply problem? 
•  Has government played a role in limiting the supply of housing?
•  What steps need to be taken for government to help increase  the supply of housing in Hawaii? 


Moderator: Eric Pape, Editor, Civil Beat


Sumner La Croix, Professor and Chair, UH Department of Economics, UHERO [view presentation]
David L. Callies, Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law, University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law
Reina Miyamoto, Program Director, Hawaii HomeOwnership Center [view presentation]


Panel 2 - Our Housing Shortage’s Impact on Retaining Key Talent

•  What impacts has the limited supply of housing had on some of the major employers in Hawaii?
•  Is there a “trickle down” effect on the community? 


Moderator: Sherry Menor-McNamara, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii


David Lassner, President, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Stephen Schatz, Deputy Superintendent, Hawaii State Department of Education
Ray Vara, President & CEO, Hawaii Pacific Health 
Wayne Hamano, Vice Chairman, Bank of Hawaii 


Panel 3 - Increasing Housing Supply Along the Rail Transit Corridor

What can be done NOW to increase the supply of housing at all price points?
• Land
• Infrastructure
• Financing
• Incentives
• Role of Government 


Moderator: Jon Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi & Yamaguchi, Inc.


Stanford Carr, President, Stanford Carr Development [view presentation]
Jon Wallenstrom, President, Forest City Hawaii [view presentation]
Jason Y. Nishikawa, Senior Vice President, Marcus and Associates, Inc. [view presentation]

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