Brownfields Summit


Brownfields Summit
Thursday, May 25, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

Speakers Include:
Dan Fetter, Barr Engineering
Janice Gundlach, City of New Brighton
Gary Krueger, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Kristin Lukes, MN DEED
Shauen Pearce-Lassiter, GREATER MSP/Central Cities Competitiveness Initiative
Betsy Schmiesing, Winthrop & Weinstine
Jesse Silverstein, Development Research Partners (Denver, CO)
Mary Stoick, Highland Bank
D'Angelos Svenkeson, THOR Construction
Craig Taylor, Minneapolis CPED
David Wellington, Wellington Management

8:00 AM Opening Remarks and Welcome

8:05 AM Brownfield Real Estate Game Theory: How Deals get Done
• A view of Brownfield Redevelopment from the Market
• Brownfield game theory: balancing environmental conditions and risk tolerance
• Evaluating a brownfield transaction from perspectives of buyer, seller, lender
• Role of legal assurances for Redevelopment sites and when they are needed
• Other considerations for purchasing Brownfield Redevelopment properties

9​:00 AM  Neighborhood Focus: Investments & Opportunity in North Minneapolis
• THOR Headquarters project ​, new development work ​&​  Upper Harbor ​ activities ​ 
• LEEF project on Glenwood Avenue: ​E​nvironmental​ issues and ​​ nique site challenges
• Role of the Central Cities Competitiveness Initiative to create jobs and support redevelopment in North Minneapolis 
• Re​development plans in North Minneapolis and Unique Challenges of Infill Sites 

10:00 AM ​S​uburban Redevelopment – New Brighton Exchange Redevelopment​
• 100 acre site with multiple properties and complicated commercial/industrial history ​, including Superfund
• Keys to l ​and assembly and resolving environmental, geotechnical, and infrastructure challenges ​​
• ​How  long-term ​city ​ commitment to a redevelopment vision ​weathered economic cycles and changing market preferences ​
• ​Housing and commercial/office projects completed, creating a new neighborhood 

​11:00 Just do It: Tools and Approaches that make Brownfield Redevelopment Projects Viable
• Start with the Big Picture: Due Diligence, Anticipated Rate of Return
• When is a Brownfield Project Economically Feasible?
• Role of public resources in making Brownfield Projects economically viable
• Resources for Redevelopment: Services and Grants that can fund Brownfield Sites

Brownfields Summit


  • When

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

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

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