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Webinar – Change Brings Opportunity: Adaptive Reuse Trends in the CRE Market

Change Brings Opportunity: Adaptive Reuse Trends in the CRE Market

Join us for a free webinar with experts from JLL, Geosyntec and the Urban Land Institute to discuss adaptive reuse trends in the commercial real estate market. While some uncertainty remains in CRE forecasts, it is clear the global pandemic has accelerated certain market trends that were underway prior to COVID-19 including “adaptive reuse” as we continue to see robust activity in the repurposing of existing buildings for new and different uses.

In this webinar, our panel will discuss how the continued growth of e-commerce, the transformation of retail, shifting population demographics, the new normal of remote work, and other factors are revolutionizing the way buildings and structures are being retrofitted, reused, and redeveloped to meet the demands of a new real estate ecosystem. The webinar will:

  •  Provide an overview of adaptive reuse and the CRE market drivers that are feeding demand for retail, office, and other types of building conversions.
  • Analyze the macro trends in urban and suburban living that are impacting CRE and identify what markets and metros are prime areas for growth.
  • Describe how the reuse of vacant structures support local economies and communities and satisfy sustainability objectives.
  • Highlight specific opportunities for converting existing buildings to new uses and the benefits to property owners, investors, and developers.
  • Showcase examples and case studies of successful adaptive reuse projects.
  • Provide an opportunity to have your specific questions answered.

The panel will be moderated by Mary Ann Grena Manley, Founder & President of 15E Communications LLC, out of Washington, DC,

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About the Speakers:

Anita Kramer is Senior Vice President, ULI Center for Real Estate Economics and Capital Markets. In this position, she directs and manages the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate® United States and Canada report, the ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, the ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance, and special research projects such as the recent PropTech: What’s Working for Savvy Adopters? and the upcoming Deep Dive into the Retail Sector: Where Are the Opportunities Up Ahead?. Ms. Kramer joined ULI as the Senior Director of Retail and Mixed-Use Development. Prior to joining the Institute, she was a consultant, performing economic and financial analyses for both private and public clients involved in development and land use strategies. Connect with Anita via email.

Tim Kay 
is Managing Director for JLL’s Project & Development Services Practice for the Great Lakes Region. His team is responsible for the planning and execution of a wide range of real estate and construction projects on a local, regional and global basis for clients such as United Health Group, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft and The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Tim has nearly 30 years of experience in business with a proven track record for building durable relationships with his clients. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from College of Literature Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan. Tim has enjoyed recent service as Trustee of the Grosse Pointe Farms Foundation and on an advisory committee for the CS Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan. He is a national committee leader for JLL’s D&I program and executive sponsor for the Michigan Chapters of JLL’s AABN and WBN employee resource groups. Connect with Tim via email, or through LinkedIn.
Mark Johnson 
is a Principal, based in Geosyntec’s Columbia, MD and Washington, D.C. offices. He has over 25 years of experience in site assessment, investigation, and remediation consulting. Mark has led numerous investigation and remedial projects under a variety of state-lead enforcement programs including storage tanks, brownfields, and voluntary remediation programs. He has conducted and managed thousands of Phase I and Phase II site assessments and compliance audits at industrial, manufacturing, and commercial facilities throughout the eastern and central United States, and internationally in Canada, Latin America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has designed and implemented various remedial technologies, such as enhanced aerobic bioremediation, soil excavation, soil vapor extraction, dual-phase extraction, and in situ chemical oxidation at sites addressing a wide range of contaminants notably including metals, petroleum products, and chlorinated solvents. Connect with Mark via email, or through LinkedIn.

About the Moderator:

Mary Ann Grena Manley is the Founder and President of 15E Communications LLC, a Washington, DC-based consulting firm that assists clients with communications strategy, content, business development, and public relations. Prior to founding 15E in 2020, Mary Ann managed Bloomberg Industry Group’s coverage and analysis of global Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability issues for more than 20 years. With experiences cutting across environmental law, policy analysis, journalism, and marketing, she most recently served as Deputy Editorial Director for Bloomberg Environment. Her areas of policy expertise include environmental compliance, environmental due diligence, risk management, brownfields redevelopment, sustainability, and ESG. Connect with Mary Ann via email, or through LinkedIn.