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

8:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
Martha Faust, Minnesota Brownfields

8:15 AM Brownfield Real Estate Game Theory: How Deals get Done      
Betsy Schmiesing,
Winthrop & Weinstine
Jesse Silverstein, Development Research Partners   
JoAnna Hicks, Element
Mary Stoick, Highland Bank
• A view of Brownfield Redevelopment from the Market
• Evaluating a brownfields 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
D’Angelos Svenkeson,
Thor Construction  
Kim Donat, Wellington Management 
Shauen Pearce-Lassiter, Central Cities Competitiveness Initiative
Jack Byers, Minneapolis CPED  
• Thor headquarters: partners, challenges; catalyst for surrounding development 
• LEEF project: industrial to mixed use conversion on Glenwood Avenue
• CCCI: focus on job creation and redevelopment in North Minneapolis 
• Redevelopment plans in North Minneapolis and unique challenges of infill sites

10:00 AM BREAK

10:10 AM Suburban Redevelopment – New Brighton Exchange Redevelopment
Janice Gundlach,
City of New Brighton
Dan Fetter, Barr Engineering  
Casey Hankinson, Ryan Companies
Louis Suarez, Colliers
Paul Heuer, Pulte Homes
• How a city’s long-term commitment to a redevelopment vision overcame multiple obstacles.
• 100-acre site with multiple properties and complicated commercial/industrial history 
• Multiple challenging sites – including Superfund – and the keys to success
• How they built a marketing team and found development partners

11:00 Just do It: Tools and Tidbits that make Brownfield Redevelopment Projects Viable   
Moderater: Chris Thompson,
Braun Intertec
Jesse Silverstein,
Development Research Partners               
Gary Krueger, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  
Kristin Lukes, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development  
Lisa Alfson, Dakota County   
• Property Pricing: due diligence & balancing environ. conditions with risk tolerance
• 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

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

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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