July 25th, 2023
Open to all PMI members as a benefit of membership, the forum featured three speakers: Danushka Nanayakkara, the National Association of Home Builders’ assistant vice president for forecasting and analysis; Greg Fogel, the WaterReuse Association’s director of government affairs and policy; and Edward Steiner, senior director, international trade and governmental relations, for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.
Nanayakkara shared an analysis and forecasts relating to the broader macro-economy, housing demand, supply-side challenges, and single-family and multifamily housing. She also focused on the effects of tighter monetary policy and factors that are preventing more construction. Nanayakkara oversees the activities of the forecasting and analysis section of the NAHB’s economics group, which produces housing market analysis, industry surveys and economic forecasts.
Fogel presented on federal policies and programs that impact and support water recycling and how the federal government is coordinating to advance water recycling. He leads the WaterReuse Association’s federal policy work, including its legislative and regulatory advocacy program.
Steiner delivered an update on trade, including tariffs and customs issues. With more than two decades of experience in public policy and international trade and development, Steiner has spoken and written on a variety of trade and customs-related issues, such as Section 301 and 232 tariffs and tariff exclusions, ocean shipping reform, e-commerce, and product and food safety.