A Place to Call Home? A critical look at the NYC housing market

Presented on: Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 PM EDT

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"A Place to Call Home?" is part of the TIER Talks speaker series, which leverages Binghamton's greatest assets — our alumni and faculty — to give you thought-provoking perspectives on topics that are front of mind in today's world.

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a number of existing dynamics in New York's housing market: volatile sales prices across the city, all-time high rent prices, buyers and renters opting for transitioning sections of Brooklyn and Queens, and young professionals finding it difficult to start life on their own.  This TIER Talks webinar will discuss market trends affecting those looking to move in or move up to help you navigate your next real estate move, and will examine public policy and advocacy efforts to ensure that fair and affordable housing remains a right, not a privilege.


Featured speakers:

Rory Clark '05 is an award-winning NYC residential real estate broker at Brown Harris Stevens. He's consistently recognized as one of the top real estate agents in New York by REAL Trends America. He utilizes his past career as a business lawyer to handle residential real estate transactions of all types. Clark relishes in representing buyers, sellers, a large portfolio of landlords and numerous estate sales. He is among the 1% of agents in the city with a Certified Buyer Designation. He has achieved multiple sales records for a variety of condominiums and cooperatives. He founded and leads the Rory S. Clark Team at Brown Harris Stevens, which includes two Binghamton University alumni. He is seeking a new agent to join his team and would love to make it three Bearcats.

Joseph Jones '07 has spent most of his career in public service in government and nonprofits working on policy and program development in the areas of housing, economic development and social services. He serves as director of policy, advocacy and research at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), where he oversees the organization’s research and policy agenda, promoting poverty alleviation and reducing systemic barriers to economic deprivation. Prior to FPWA, Jones held several roles at New York City government including implementing the nation's first "right-to-counsel" program in New York City Housing Court. He started his career in housing policy and has worked and lived in most regions of the country. Jones holds graduate degrees in law and urban policy from The University of Michigan and an undergraduate degrees in political science, economics, English and classical history from Binghamton University.


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