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The Partnership, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, and Presenting Sponsor National CORE appreciate everyone who turned out for the discussion of where the housing market is, how we got here, and what can be done for the future. A special emphasis was workforce housing that can keep our region moving forward as a major economic engine for the country.


Economic Overview by Kleinhenz Economics - Dr. Robert Kleinhenz

Why California Has a Housing Crisis - Liam Dillon

Providing Creative Solutions for California Cities - Joseph Perri

Prisma Loft Apartments, Pomona - Alexa Washburn

San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust - Marisa Creter

Starlight Community Project - Haggai Mazler 


Download a copy of the conference program, which includes legislative updates and suggested best practices for housing.

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The Keynote Speaker was Lourdes Castro Ramirez, Secretary of the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.

Other speakers included:

  • Dr. Robert Kleinhenz of Kleinhenz Economics
  • Steve PonTell, CEO of National CORE
  • Liam Dillon, Staff Writer for Housing at the Los Angeles Times
  • Jed Leano, Mayor of Claremont and Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust Board
  • Mayor Becky Shevlin, Monrovia, President of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
  • Haggai Mazler, KB Home
  • Joseph Perri, The Olson Company
  • Alexa Washburn, National CORE

We also welcomed Senator Susan Rubio and had a video greeting from Senator Anthony Portantino.


7:30 am - Check-In & Breakfast
8:00 am - Program Begins
12:00 pm - Program Concludes


  • Title Sponsor - National CORE
  • Citrus Valley Association of Realtors
  • Pacific Plaza Premier Development Corporation
  • the Ratkovich Corporation
  • the Olson Company
  • the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority
  • City of Industry
  • Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
  • Upper San Gabriel Water District

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

248 E. Foothill Blvd. Suite 100, Monrovia, CA 91016

Phone: (626) 856-3400    Fax: (626) 856-5115


Office Hours: Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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