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Missing Middle Housing is Missing – In Person Training in Bellevue

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Cost: *Members $30.00 & Non-Members $55.00, 4 Clock Hours.

Join us at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue for a special presentation of:

Missing Middle Housing is Missing

Do you wonder why teachers are driving an hour or more each way to get to work? Or why we don’t have more types of housing that fit all budgets in Washington State? Or what makes housing so expensive?

Join us for informative and passionate discussions from industry experts in home building, design, real estate, business, municipal government and nonprofits to hear their differing perspectives on the lack of missing middle housing in Washington State.

Special guest speaker: Mitali Ganguly
Learn from the expert on planning for density and gaining community acceptance. Hear about what it takes to bring diverse housing types into fruition. Mitali Ganguly an Associate with Opticos Design, is a design innovator regarded for her work in small-scale Transit-Oriented Development, affordable housing, and urban revitalization.

Panels will cover the following topics.

  • What is missing middle housing and how does it benefit individuals and communities?
  • What are the barriers to building missing middle housing?
  • What are some ways to incentivize/encourage the building of more missing middle housing?

Lunch and parking are included in your reservation. This special presentation is made possible by a grant from the National Association of REALTORS®


12:00-1:00: Lunch presentation by Mitali Ganguly, Opticos (Missing Middle Housing)

1:00-1:50 Local discussion- Why Missing Middle Housing is needed, why it is so expensive and why we don’t have more (cost, zoning etc.)

  • Josh Brown-Economic Development Council
  • Samantha St. John- Kirkland Chamber
  • Josh Lysen- Major cost components of building

2:00-2:50 How do we encourage more missing middle housing?

  • Russell Joe- Master Builders of King and Snohomish Counties
  • Scott Guter- City of Kirkland
  • Sam Pace- Seattle King County REALTORS

3:00-3:50 Case Studies – Panelists will be asked to present Missing Middle Projects, overview, location, strategy, technologies (if anything unique), how the project was marketed, how the project was received, what were the challenges, any lessons learned; what they are doing in the future.

  • Feisal Ramjee – Windermere representing Merit Homes
  • Linda Pruitt, Cottage Company

Instructor: Brenda Nunes

*Only Active REALTOR® members of SKCR are eligible to receive Member price online. If you are a REALTOR® member of another Association, you are eligible to receive Member price. Please call the Association office at 425-974-1011 to register.

Cancellation Policy:
*Pre-registration required. Only Pre-Paid registrants will guarantee reservation.
(Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of scheduled class for refund)



March 30
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Seattle King County REALTORS®
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Meydenbauer Center
11100 6th St
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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