Panel to discuss Vail Valley housing Tuesday in Edwards |

Panel to discuss Vail Valley housing Tuesday in Edwards

Daily staff report

EDWARDS — A joint Vail Symposium and Vail Valley Partnership program taking place on Tuesday will provide an overview of Eagle County’s affordable housing stock, an update on the real estate market and a discussion with both public and private sector housing and real estate experts from throughout the valley.

The panel for the discussion includes Jill Klosterman, Eagle County Housing Director; Alan Nazzaro, town of Vail Housing Manager; Julie Bergsten, Slifer, Smith and Frampton Real Estate Vice President; Elyse Howard, development director at Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley; and Gerry Flynn, managing member and owner of Polar Star Development.

“Ask any local about the issue with housing, and they can likely spout off a slew of valleywide issues that tie into the shifting real estate landscape: low-wage seasonal work, developmental restrictions and regulations, second-home owners and vacation rentals, high rental prices, and low housing inventory — to name a few,” Vail Valley Partnership CEO Chris Romer said. “Yet Eagle County’s businesses and locals depend upon affordable workforce housing. The forum will gather experts to review the real estate market with a focus on workforce housing.”

The event begins at 8 a.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards with a 30-minute networking reception before the discussion begins at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

“We’re excited to hear from panelists from both public entities and private industry as they gather to review Eagle County’s housing market and real estate trends,” Romer said. “This includes an overview of our affordable workforce housing market.”

For more information, go to http://www.vail

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