2024 Housing Summit

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215


A series of collaborative discussions to highlight the opportunities and challenges facing Ohio's housing supply, accessibility and affordability in relation to Ohio's growing workforce.

Please feel free to contact Lindsey Perkins with any questions at (614) 629-0911 or lperkins@ohiochamber.com.

Event Agenda

8:30-9:00 AM – Registration Check-in and Breakfast

9:00- 9:05 AM – Welcome and Introduction of Morning Keynote

9:05-9:25 AMFireside Conversation with Robert Schottenstein and Catherine Cawthon 

9:30-10:30 AM – Building Your Capital Stack – Financing Construction in Ohio

Moderator: Charley Wise – KeyBank


Taylor Koch – Director Multifamily Housing OHFA  

Susan Thomas – Fifth Third 

Gordon Short – GBX 

Leah Evans – Homeport 

Matt Rule – SVP, National Church Residences  

10:45- 11:45 AM - Meeting the Housing Needs of a Growing Central Ohio

Moderator: Dave Robinson, Montrose Group


Kevin Boyce – Franklin County Commissioner

Carlie Boos – AHACHO

Erin Prosser – City of Columbus

Kelly Harrop – BIA

11:45-12:00 PM – Lunch

12:00-12:45 PM – Lunch Keynote – Community Leaders Discuss Housing Policies in their Communities Roundtable (Jeff Woda moderator):

Joe Begeny – Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Mark Johns – Heath, Ohio

Kent Shaffer – Vice-Mayor Delaware, OH 

Franklin County Auditor – Michael Stinziano

1:00-2:00 PM – Zoning’s Impact on Housing Options

Moderator:     Jeff Fix – Fairfield County Commissioner 


Ramsey Cohen – Cohen Manufactured Homes 

Mark Jeffreys – Councilman City of Cincinnati   

Alison Goebel – Executive Director GOPC  

Don Brunner CEO of BRG Realty, President of Columbus Apt. Association 

Amy Riegel – Executive Director COHHIO 

2:10-3:15 – Public Policy Options to Address Housing Supply and Rising Cost of Housing 

Moderator: Brian Hicks – President, CEO – Hicks Partners 

Panelists: Ohio State Senator – Bill DeMora  

Ohio State Rep. - Dani Isaacsohn 

Ohio State Rep. Bill Roemer   

Ohio State Senator - George Lang 

Ohio State Senator – Michele Reynolds

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