15th Annual Land Development Conference


15th Annual Land Development Conference
Friday, May 3, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427, USA

8:00 AM Opportunities for Commercial Land Development
Moderator: Bill Griffith,
Shareholder, Larkin & Hoffman
Drew Johnson, Vice President of Development, Oppidan
Brian Pankratz, First Vice President, CBRE
Luke Appert, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Chris Moe, Vice President, HJ Development
• New opportunities for development is happening in urban core right now
• What types of projects are in consideration for land development?
• What are the challenges with land development vs. redevelopment?
• Who is active in the market place and what is their risk tolerance and expected returns
• When or will there be a next big wave of land development or is it a thing of the past
9:00 AM Residential Land Update and Opportunities 
Moderator: David Siegel,
Executive Director, Builders Association of the Twin Cities
Art Plante, Owner, General Manager, John Arthur Homes
Michael P. Ramme, Director of Land Acquisition, Pulte Group
Ian Peterson, Division President, David Weekley Homes
Mike DeVoe, Regional Vice President, Lennar
John Rask, Vice President Land,  M/I Homes of Minneapolis
• Evaluating land prices: Where they were, Where they are at and Where are they going
• Evaluating bank owned lots and what is left to be traded
• What are the builders buying and why
• How are land deals structured today and how is it different from the boom
• What future opportunities exist
• Current and Future Project spotlights and updates

10:00 AM Break

10:10 What Developers Need to Know about Watershed Districts
Moderator: Todd Hubmer,
Water Resources Group Manager, Vice President, WSB
Dan Parks, Senior Project Manager, Westwood Professional Services
Bill Griffith, Shareholder, Larkin & Hoffman
Laura Jester, Administrator, Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission
James Wisker, District Administrator, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
Tyler Johnson, Associate, Project Manager, Stantec
• How Watershed Districts are Formed & Regulated
• Significant Policy Changes over the past 5 Years
• New Policy Changes on the Horizon
• Timing & Process to get projects approved and completed
• What Developers & Property Owners Need to know

11:00 AM Municipalities: Your Partner for Land Development and What You Need to Know
Moderator: Tom Lambrecht,
Manager, Economic Development Services, Great River Energy
Deanna S. Kuennen, Economic Development Director, City of Faribault
Chris Eng, Economic Development Director, Washington County CDA
Stan Gustafson, Economic Development Director, City of Cambridge
Jennifer Erickson, Business Development Director, City of St. Cloud
Tim Gladhill, Community Development Director,  City of Ramsey
• The importance of site selection, feasibility studies and government approvals
• How to partner and work with a municipality to get your deal done
• How to negotiate terms to protect your investment and how can you partner with your municipality to reduce your risk
• How are municipalities driving growth and interest and helping private land owners market and move property
• Affordable land development best-practices and systems
• Important preliminary work that will save time and dollars

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking 

15th Annual Land Development Conference


  • When

  • Friday, May 3, 2019
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley Rd
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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