Schedule of Events

Subject to change

Wednesday, November 14

7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Join us for a private evening reception as we convene, connect, and prepare for the conversations and collaborations to come.

Thursday, November 15

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

All Attendee Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–9:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:05 a.m.–9:50 a.m.

The State of the Island of Puerto Rico

An examination of the conditions on the island immediately after Hurricane Maria and the current day, identifying obstacles and opportunities. What’s working and what challenges remain?

9:50 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

A Look Into Assistance Policies and Programs

An insider examination of the policies and programs shaping the recovery of Puerto Rico, including updates from GSEs, FHA and the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), and FHA “ Disaster Standalone Partial Claims.”

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Session Break

10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

An Island in Crisis: Foreclosures on the Rise

With forbearance plans and moratoriums expired, foreclosure volume on the island is approximately 20,000. What strategies are being deployed to prevent foreclosure activity and allow recovery to take full effect?

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Rebuilding, Better, Stronger Homes for a Brighter Tomorrow

Home structures need to change to better meet conditions on the island. Hear from top executives at Home Depot on what products have been developed and introduced to assist in a providing better built homes.

12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch Featuring a Keynote Speaker

Noerena Limón, SVP Public Policy & Industry Relations, NAHREP

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Boots on the Ground

A group discussion engaging property preservation experts on critical issues emerging from vacant and abandoned properties, as well as what needs to be done to secure and protect neighborhoods.

1:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Session Break

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Reaching Out to Lift Up

A unique session that examines borrower outreach initiatives designed to provide mortgage relief and assistance to homeowners.

2:45 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Legal Services Update

What are the complexities and variances in processing foreclosures? What flexibility do law firms have to mitigate a loss and how effective are these programs?

3:30 p.m.–3:50 p.m.

Key Takeaways and Action Items


Friday, November 16

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

All Attendee Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Real Estate Update: An Examination of Property Values

An in-depth review of fluctuations in home values post-Maria and what the valuation forecast looks like in the months and years ahead.

9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Real Estate Update: Inventory Managment

The management of distressed assets across the island is an intricate and complicated process. Hear from subject experts describe strategies and process design to expedite sales and resume homeowner occupancy.

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Real Estate Update: Affordable Housing Initiatives

Providing affordable housing is a key component to stabilizing communities and the local economy. This session reviews programs in effect and results to date.

11:15 a.m.–11:20 a.m.

Closing Remarks