Although the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 33 years ago, the rental housing industry continues to struggle with moving beyond the legal compliance of checking the accessibility box. By reframing the lens of accessibility, our industry has a chance to expand our markets, innovate our communities and provide housing solutions that yield higher ROIs. Let’s have an open discussion, led by our expert panel, about the best ways to leverage accessibility and inclusion as competitive advantages. We’ll also examine our implicit biases during the decision-making process from the top down and find ways to budget for change while mitigating risk and liabilities.
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 18 at 2 p.m. ET
About the Hosts
Alycia Anderson, TEDx Motivational Speaker, Author, Corporate Inclusion Consultant and Founder of The Alycia Anderson Company, LLC, brings a lifetime of experience in DE&I advocacy experience to her mission of motivating and invoking change. She inspires people around the world to achieve their full potential and helps organizations understand the real bottom-line benefits inherent in a diverse and inclusive workplace. Alycia holds an A.A. in General Studies from Lake Tahoe Community College, a B.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from California State University, Chico and a Master’s degree in Adapted Physical Activity from KU Leuven in Belgium.
Regina Weinstein, Regional Sales Manager at Trip Hazard, has worked 15 years of experience in the rental housing industry. She’s held training, managerial and problem-solving positions in sales for On-Site.com and RealPage, Inc. Regina holds a B.A. in Communications from Humboldt State University.
Jill Ramsey, Senior Construction Manager at Greystar, where she 15 years of experience in finance, project management and rental housing. She also served as a project manager for the University of California, Davis and an Operations/Asset Manager for Blue Mountain Enterprises. Jill earned her Project Management Professional Certificate, Real Estate Broker/Sales Agent License, Six Sigma Certification and Masters certificates in Microsoft Office. Jill holds a B.A. in Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies from Humboldt State University.
Maegan Blau is the founder of Blue Copper Design is a full service interior design studio based in sunny Arizona & designing for the ethos of the New American West. They are experts in Barrier Free Design and combine accessibility with beautiful interiors to elevate & empower our client's lives. Her designs are brave, intentional, inclusive, intuitive, & thoughtfully designed for every body. Combining her lived perspective with disability and her life-long passion for interior design fueled her to advocate for others in their accessible design home journey.