SPUR Lunchtime Forum: What’s next for in-fill housing? Current and anticipated trends

"The effects of the recession on the tumultuous real estate market has left us with some unknowns: what will happen when San Francisco’s for-sale housing supply dries up? What creative approaches and tried- and-true strategies keep projects selling and renting? And what are the bright spots for 2010-2011? Join Paul Zeger, CEO, Pacific Marketing Associates, as he offers his perspective on current and anticipated trends. Co-sponsored by the Urban Land Institute."

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