“Place-Making” and Re-Imagining the City of Baltimore: Creating Inclusive Economic Development Through Real Estate Innovation

November 16th | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Breakfast at 7:30 AM)
101 W. Dickman St. | Baltimore, MD

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Welcome & Opening Keynotes

  • U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings
  • Nate Loewentheil, The White House Task Force on Baltimore
  • Linda Cruz-Carnall, Regional Director, U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • Kenneth Holt, Secretary of Housing & Community Development, State of Maryland
  • Mike Gill, Secretary, Department of Commerce, State of Maryland
  • Catherine Pugh, Senate Majority Leader, Maryland Legislature, Baltimore Mayor-Elect
  • Glen L. Steinbach, Senior Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • Ben Seigel, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University 21st Century Cities

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Place-Making & Transforming Undervalued Neighborhoods

  • Thomas Osha, Managing Director, Wexford Science + Technology
  • Jennifer Vey, Co-Director, Bass Initiative on Innovation and Place-Making, Brookings
  • Steven Siegel, Executive Vice President, Sagamore Development
  • Luwanda Jenkins, VP of Community Relations & Diversity, Cordish Companies
  • Lindsay Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Asset Optimization, Analytics, and Shared Value Outcomes for Cities

  • Tom Anderson, Global Product Owner, Real Estate Lifecycle Management, SAP
  • Dr. Michael Casson, DSU Center for Economic Development & International Trade
  • Linda Cruz-Carnall, Regional Director, U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • Marc Weller, President, Sagamore Development
  • Ernst Valery, President and Founder, EVI Investment Corp.


  • David J. Wilk, CRE, MAI, National Co-Chair, SVN, Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins Carey

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