Development Academy for Communities Webinar 2: Peering into the crystal ball: how the market decides future use!

Friday, 10/18/2019
1:00 PM EST - 3:00 PM EST

Event Info

Friday, October 18th 1:00-3:00PM EDT

Host Organization: EPA, Office of Brownfield and Land Revitalization


  • Aimee Storm, U.S. EPA, Office of Brownfield and Land Revitalization
  • Michael Taylor, Vita Nuova, LLC
  • Abbie Emison, Vita Nuova, LLC
  • Elaine Richardson, Vita Nuova, LLC

Summary of Webinar: If you build it, they might not come. If you dream it, a developer may not be interested. This webinar will cover the basics of real estate market analysis and what drives development. Whether it’s a commercial, residential, or industrial development, developers have specific criteria they are looking for. Participants will learn the difference between types of developers, basic criteria to use when evaluating development teams, and what developers look for in real estate deals. Strategies for attracting development in tough markets will be explored. The objective is to develop an understanding of how developers make decisions and how to re-position sites and neighborhoods for private investment. Participants also will learn about the latest market trends and strategies for attracting developers to tough markets.

This is the second webinar in a FREE webinar series for the Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization’s (OBLR) RE-Development Academy for Communities, which also includes a half-day workshop at the 2019 National Brownfields Training Conference. Together, they comprise a single, full Academy program designed to provide community members with a general understanding of real estate and brownfields redevelopment. Each session builds on information and skills covered in each of the previous sessions in the series and a workshop at the conference where you will compete to redevelop a most valuable and complicated brownfields site. Your participation in each session will ensure you get the most out of the training.

This webinar is being offered for community members (including local governments, economic development and environmental protection departments, community nonprofits, brownfield redevelopment agencies & other local stakeholders), technical assistance providers, and state and tribal partners.

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