GlobeSt.: ADAPT 2019

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GlobeSt.: ADAPT 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 3:30pm


Rising labor costs, lack of developable land in core cities and dramatic shifts in where current and future generations want to live, work and play are driving commercial real estate companies to ADAPT. In fact, industry experts are predicting that adaptive reuse is likely to be recognized as a distinct product category within commercial real estate by 2021.
Enter GlobeSt. ADAPT, a new NATIONAL conference series aimed to identify the Opportunity Zones across all property types and geographic regions. This first-of-its-kind event will educate, connect and celebrate the investors, developers and owners with the people behind the planning and decision-making, such as architects, consultants, academics and, most importantly, municipal officials.

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OrganizerScott ThompsonCall (212) 457-9743
SponsorshipPeggy SchecterCall (212) 457-9509
RegistrationNicholas Crimi Call (212) 457-9538


September 16, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Registeration

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Workshop Opening Remarks

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Workshop: An In-Depth Case Study on a Luxury Reuse Project
The team behind one of Baltimore’s most successful luxury redevelopment project shares their story.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Adaptive Reuse Site Tour
Join us for a tour of a finished re-use project.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Networking Welcome Reception

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | GlobeSt. Adapt Awards Reception

September 17, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Registration & Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM | Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Keynote: Economic and Regulatory Overview for Adaptive Reuse & Opportunity Zones
As our cities become more crowded and ground up construction costs continue to rise, more developers and investors are looking at adaptive reuse opportunities. These redevelopment projects fill costly vacancies, boost the overall economic performance of a region, and are supported by government incentive programs. Additionally, government officials recently designated 8,700 opportunity zones and an opportunity zone program that will use tax breaks to incentivize investors to invest in low-income communities. Hear from an expert speaker on the regulations driving growth in these sectors and how to interpret them, plus, how the US economy is affecting adaptive reuse and opportunity zones in 2019 and beyond.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM | Investment Trends: Driving Deals Despite Regulatory Uncertainty
On the surface there are numerous reasons to invest in an adaptive reuse or opportunity zone project, for instance, tax incentives for historic preservation, potential development cost savings, and oftentimes ideal locations in densely populated cities. However, there is still a lot regulatory uncertainty around these opportunities making some investor slower to jump on the bandwagon. This is particularly true for opportunity zones where interest is high but a lack of clarity around the rules is delaying investments whereas, adaptive reuse projects are seeing more activity from investors. Hear from some of the top dealmakers in this market as they share insights into the direction of the market, where metrics are headed and when we'll start seeing the money flow for opportunity zones.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Networking Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Identifying the Neighborhood, Navigating the Tax Credits, and Securing the Funding: The Need to Know on Opportunity Zones
Since the opportunity zone program was announced in last year's Tax Cuts and Job Acts, the buzz has been non-stop within the CRE community. That is no surprise considering there were 8,700 designated communities. However, some zones stand out amongst the crowd. Hear from industry experts on how they define opportunity zones, determine the appropriate tax credits,  and avoid potential costly mistakes. Plus, once you have a plan- how do you make your project attractive to an opportunity fund and get deal flow moving? Hear from the experts who are leading the way in opportunity zones.
A portion of this session will invite attendees to join the conversation via a guided opportunity zone and deal making roundtable discussions.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM | Adaptive Reuse Development & Design Case Studies
Hear four different case studies on successful reuse projects as our presenters detail the journey from beginning to end.
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM | Building a Team: The Importance of Public & Private Partnerships
In a market where regulations are evolving and investors are cautious, public-private partnerships are essential for success. Bringing together the vision and eagerness of the private sector with the resources of municipalities or civic organizations could help get a project off the ground with funding much faster. However, sometimes building these relationships is easier said than done. This session will cover why and how to build a winning public-private partnership.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Property Type Roundtables
Join industry leaders for a constructive networking session and an in-depth look at specific adaptive reuse and opportunity zone issues. These small interactive sessions allow attendees to discuss their approach to each topic with like-minded individuals.

  • Roundtable 1: Understanding Tax Credits and Incentive Programs 
  • Roundtable 2: Capital Markets Update 
  • Roundtable 3: Property Types Suitable for Adaptive Reuse 
  • Roundtable 4: Pairing Opportunity Zones with Adaptive Reuse Projects 
Dr. Joseph E. Carter III Senior Credit Risk Consultant Market Economics, Inc
Jill Homan President Javelin 19 Investments
Jill Homan is President of Javelin 19 Investments, a Washington, DC-based real estate development, investment, and advisory firm with more than $155 million in investments and transactions and a leader in the new Opportunity Zone ("OZ") area. Ms. Homan has more than fifteen years' experience in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, asset management and leasing totaling over $400 million in total capitalization.
Robin-Eve Jasper President NoMa BID
Robin-Eve gets things done in real time, usually at the intersection of public policy and private investment. With varied past lives as a corporate attorney, commercial developer, and affordable housing provider, Robin-Eve now lends her considerable experience to making NoMa a fantastic neighborhood. She has been active in NoMa for many years, from establishing the NoMa BID in 2007 to founding the NoMa Parks Foundation in 2013. View Profile
Michael Stevens President Capital Riverfront BID
Mr. Stevens is the President of the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, an organization he founded in 2006. He has worked to achieve the vision of a vibrant, mixed-use, transit-oriented community that is a regional waterfront destination for Washington, DC. The Capitol Riverfront BID provides a range of services on behalf of its stakeholders, including Clean & Safe Teams, business and retail attraction efforts, strategic planning, transportation planning, management and maintenance of parks, and community building.

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Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
1715 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
United States