Coordinated by the Center for Creative Land Recycling, this workshop will provide attendees with the tools, techniques, and resources required to move projects forward.
• Where does the money come from?
• How much do you need and when?
• What are the environmental regulations, and how does that work with the planning process?
• How do I work with a developer?
Learn from those who have “been there, done that,” and are willing to share their knowledge and experience to help others follow in their footsteps. CLICK HERE for more information, faculty and agenda.
Sustainable Development & Brownfields | Seth Otto | Maul Foster Alongi
Sustainable Development & Brownfields | Tiffany Johnson & Mary Camarata | Oregon DEQ
Inside the Mind of a Developer | Mary Hashem | RE | Solutions, LLC
Financial Resources | Ignacio Dayrit | Center for Creative Land Recycling
CLICK HERE to view the workshop booklet (PDF)
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• Mary Hashem, Principal at RE | Solutions, a Denver-based Brownfield acquisition, development and real estate advisory firm. RE | Solutions specializes in acquiring distressed urban infill and brownfield properties in key real estate markets. Mary has 25 years of experience in Brownfield redevelopment, with significant experience in due diligence, regulatory compliance and risk management. She previously served as an Executive Vice President at EnviroFinance Group (EFG); founder of Brownfield Partners, LLC; and as Chairman of an Urban Renewal Authority in Colorado.
• Seth Otto, Senior Planner at Maul Foster Alongi, a northwest an integrated multidisciplinary firm. Seth leads MFA’s land use planning and brownfield practice in Oregon and southwest Washington, and works to develop new tools to incentivize brownfield remediation and redevelopment.Seth is engaged in redevelopment planning for brownfield and underutilized properties around the Pacific Northwest for both public and private clients. He has also worked as a consultant on a wide variety of development and public improvement projects—from conceptual design and feasibility through design development and land use entitlement.
• Ignacio Dayrit, Director of Programs at the Center for Creative Land Recycling, a nonprofit that assists communities with infill and brownfields reuse. Ignacio coordinates CCLR's technical assistance program for and is a redevelopment expert having spent 20 years with the City of Emeryville's Redevelopment Agency, where he was responsible for the city's Brownfield program. He has over 30 years of experience in public sector development including: fiscal and financial analysis, public debt financing, feasibility analyses, and urban design. Additional speakers to be announced soon.
2016 Oregon Brownfields Conference
The pre-conference workshop outlined above can be registered for in tandem or separate from the 2016 Oregon Brownfields Conference taking place the following Monday and Tuesday. This two-day conference provides both long-time professionals and novices with insight into the brownfields redevelopment process from start to finish, along with the knowledge of how to find and manage critical resources for each step of a project. The agenda relies heavily on case studies, and incorporates a mix of traditional panel sessions with more intimate learning roundtables.