Real Estate Development and Reuse Training Offered in Baltimore, MD this February

International Economic Development Council

Real Estate Development and Reuse

Date: February 20-21, 2014
Location: Baltimore, MD

This course is held in partnership with Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA).

This course clearly articulates the eight stage process for real estate development and reuse. Specifically, course participants will learn the fundamentals of market and site analysis, financial feasibility, and what political considerations are required to move a development project from conception to realization. Additionally, this course will cover a wide variety of financing tools that are available at the local, regional, and state levels, including tax increment financing, bond financing, tax credits, tax abatements, land assembly, and brownfield redevelopment. Multiple in-class case studies will be used to help participants work through actual financial and regulatory problems.

Course Highlights:

  • Housing, retail, office, industrial, hotel, and mixed use development 
  • The regulatory and approval process including zoning and permitting 
  • Assessing community involvement and political feasibility 
  • Public, private and nonprofit financial modeling 
  • Understanding the pro forma operating statement structure 
  • Property valuation and capitalization rates 
  • Brownfield redevelopment phase structure and liability 
  • Request for qualification/proposal process


Shannon Hamons 
Vice President – Columbus Region 
Pizzuti Solutions

Shannon serves as a Pizzuti vice president and manages Pizzuti Solutions’ Columbus division. In this position, Shannon is responsible for managing the Pizzuti Solutions team’s efforts, including complex public/private partnerships and economic development consulting. Shannon also assists in the planning, negotiating and acquisition of land development opportunities. Shannon joined Pizzuti after leading economic development activities for 15 years in several central Ohio communities. During his time in the public sector, Shannon successfully secured development projects valued at more than $250 million, resulting in 6,000 new jobs.

Brian Parker 
BKP Consulting

Brian Parker founded BKP Consulting to provide focused advisory services related to public facility development. With over 12 years of experience in the sports, recreation and public assembly facility industry, Brian brings a wealth of experience to this course. Brian works closely with both public and private sector clients, providing in-depth, detailed and accurate information that enables clients to make fully informed decisions regarding facility development. Brian has provided dedicated service to over 200 facility development projects around the country. Past projects include AP23 Sports Complex LLC – Columbus, OH, Columbus Crew Training Complex – Central Ohio and many more. In addition to these projects, Brian has also served as speaker at numerous industry conferences.

Jim Russell, CEcD 
Pizzuti Solutions

Jim leads the Pizzuti Solutions team, a division dedicated to public/private partnerships. Pizzuti Solutions’ current project list includes a new $105 million courthouse for Franklin County, Ohio; a new training facility and soccer complex for Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew; and a site and economic impact analysis and construction phasing plan for a proposed new city hall in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jim brings an in-depth understanding of the economic development process combined with a practical experience in strategic planning and development to his clients. His creativity and broad background in government have coupled to make Jim a valuable team member in the development process, particularly in recognizing and crafting public/private partnerships.

Accommodations/Training Location:

Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor 
222 St. Paul Place 
Baltimore, MD 21202 
Phone: (800) 873-6668
IEDC Room Rate: $109 single/double 

Published on:
January 15, 2014 - 2:47pm
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