October 17, 2019 | Newark, New Jersey

OPPORTUNITY ZONE BOOT CAMP & PITCH COMPETITION

An action-oriented real estate redevelopment event focused on the critical path to successful, sustainable reinvestment into the country's 8,700+ Opportunity Zones, and concluding with a live pitch competition for prizes and investment.

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WELCOME TO THE OPPORTUNITY ZONE BOOT CAMP AND PITCH COMPETITION

Brownfield Listings is proud to present a robust and diverse Opportunity Zone event at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey on October 17, 2019

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Robust day builds from basics of real estate redevelopment up to advanced topics including public programs, best practices, pitfalls & possibilities.

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PITCH COMPETITION

Live competition will put real people with real projects in front of leading experts to judge who has the most compelling & impactful OZ investment opportunity.

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Register for the event!

Limited tickets are available.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Attendees can apply to receive limited 1-on-1 help in Q&A sessions with public and private sector experts, including many event speakers.

SITE MARKETPLACE

Pitch Competition contestants, applicants, attendees and non-attendee landowners can feature their sites in the event marketplace.

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Produced in collaboration with:

Featured Speakers

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Tim Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer

New Jersey Economic Development Authority

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Steven Black

Transaction Manager

RACER Trust

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Barry Hersh

Clinical Associate Professor & Chair

NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate

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Maria Coler

President

Hydrotechnology Consultants, Inc.

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Colette Santasieri

Executive Director

NJIT Policy and Planning Innovation

Civil Infrastructure & Environment

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Edward Smith

Opportunity Zones &

Special Initiatives Manager

Invest Atlanta

Julia Martin

Julia Martin

Member

Bousquet Holstein PLLC

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Who is this event for?

Everyone interested in Opportunity Zones! Leading public & private sector experts will join communitities, landowners, advocates, NGO's and non-profit professionals in one robust and holistic redevelopment ecosystem.

  • Real estate investors, developers and redevelopers.
  • Communities, corporations and individual landowners.
  • Professionals working in real estate development, economic development and community development.
  • Public sector staff working in local, state or federal government positions relevant to redevelopment and reinvestment in OZs.
  • Anyone interested in learning about real estate investment into OZs and how to leverage greyfield, brownfield, landfill and even Superfund assets in this once-in-a-generation community reinvestment opportunity for America's chronically under-invested communities.

What can I expect to learn?

OZ Boot Camp & Pitch attendees will take away a start-to-finish primer of innovative techniques, instructive examples and best practices to give them a competitive edge for advanced real-world redevelopment projects. We will answer the following questions and more:

• What is an Opportunity Zone (OZ)?
• Where are OZs located?
• How were OZs designated and why?
• What is a Qualied Opportunity Fund (QOF)?
• Who will invest in QOFs and how will these investments be made?
• What will the geographic impacts on development in OZs be? Where will it drive investment next?
• How can municipalities with sites in OZs better position themselves for investment?
• How can developers and investors best engage communities they have never invested in before?

• What are the challenges, traps and pitfalls when redeveloping legacy sites located in OZs?
• What other programs, incentives and resources can be leveraged with OZ and QOF projects?
• Will OZs spur broad based economic development or will they accelerate gentrication?
• Will OZs be more successful than past community investment programs and how?
• How can communities capitalize on OZs?
• What are the products, tools, strategies and tactics used by redevelopment professionals to successfully redevelop
greyelds, brownelds, landlls and Superfund sites in OZs?

Venue: New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus Center - Atrium & Ballrooms

Only 20 minutes by train to New York City, NJIT is located in Newark, New Jersey's largest city. Newark is also New Jersey's cultural and economic capital, boasting performance spaces, professional sports, great food, and five other nearby colleges.

NJIT Campus Center

150 Bleeker St, Newark, NJ 07102

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Past Programming & Schedule

We are currently putting the finishing touches together for another amazing program!

Below is a sample of the sessions and speakers from the last Brownfield Listings OZ event in Chicago:

Redevelopment 101

  • Jack Eskin  |  Delta Institute
  • Dan French  |  Brownfield Listings

Redevelopment 102: Real Estate Redevelopment in Opportunity Zones

  • Rebecca Mitich  |  Husch Blackwell
  • Jon Grosshans  |  U.S. EPA Region 5
  • Erin Brooks  |  Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Redevelopment 103: Greenfields vs. Greyfields vs. Brownfields

  • Bryan Keyt  |  Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Jim van derKloot  |  U.S. EPA Region 5
  • Mike Charles  |  Illinois EPA

Accessing Public Resources, Technical Assistance & Programs for Redevelopment

  • Margaret Renas  |  Delta Institute
  • Eugene Goldfarb  |  University of Illinois at Chicago

Analyzing Opportunities in Opportunity Zones: Big Data and Big Analytics

  • Maria Coler  |  Hydrotechnology Consultants, Inc.
  • Jon Commers  |  Visible City

Redevelopment 200: Community Engagement After Amazon HQ2

  • Bweza Itaagi  |  Grow Greater Englewood
  • Emily Rhodes  |  Delta Institute

Incorporating Environmental Justice in Your Brownfields Practice: Basic Methods

  • Charles Lee  |  U.S. EPA

Healthfields 201: Delivering Improvements for Environmentally Impacted Communities

  • Suzi Ruhl   |  U.S. EPA
  • Laura Johnson  |  Columbus Consolidated Government

Proactive Strategies for Site Marketing: Building an OZ Prospectus & Beyond

  • Kay Nelson |  Northwest Indiana Forum
  • Jim Walton  |  Brand Acceleration
  • Brett Wiler   |  PA Flagship Opportunity Zone Development Co.
  • Steve Black  |  RACER Trust

Testimonials from Previous BL Event Attendees

Brownfield Listings Event participants find tremendous value in attending, learning and participating in uniquely high caliber, action-oriented events.

Lisa Wogan

Economic Alliance of Kankakee County

"As a community and economic developer, I'm always on the lookout for the latest and greatest ways to build prosperity locally. Brownfield Listings' Chicago Opportunity Zone Boot Camp added so much value to the standard OZ discussion. Expert content with so many actionable takeaways that I couldn't wait to call my colleagues to talk about our next projects."

Emily Fultz

City of Columbia, IL

”Attending the conference left me with a much better understanding of not only wide-ranging scope of solar projects, but the incentives available for financing such projects. I listed the City's RFQ on Brownfield Listings and received a great response from developers across the country. Had it not been for the networking and education provided at the conference, the City would be far behind in the race to develop solar on brownfields in Illinois."

Bob Ellis

Fulton County, IL

"Our experience at the conference was invaluable; especially helping Fulton County better understanding Brightfield development."

Scott Tess

City of Urbana, IL

"The event was a great opportunity to inform our procurement process and meet relevant developers eager to respond to our procurement offering."

 

Tom Barrasso

City of Amesbury, MA

"Thank you for the exposure at the conference. We had an excellent response (Amesbury's solar on landfill project) RFP achieved the highest amount of interest (of any project) in Amesbury history. And I've had a lot a positive feedback from the event."

 

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