The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is hosting an Opportunity Zone Conference in Ellicott City, MD. Please join Economic Innovation Group, K&L Gates and host agencies to hear about successful Opportunity Zone investments being made throughout Maryland.
Tuesday, October 1st, 20199 AM - 12 PM (8:30 AM Check-in)
Turf Valley Conference Center2700 Turf Valley Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21042Parking available on surrounding surface lots.
By registering for this training/event, you acknowledge that photographs and/or videos of you may be taken by our staff at any time during the event. Furthermore, you grant DHCD permission to use photographs and/or video of your likeness in any type of media, including websites and print publications, without compensation or reward.
9:00 – 9:05
WelcomeRachel Reilly, Director of Impact Strategy, Economic Innovation GroupModerator
9:05 – 9:10
Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford
9:10 – 9:20
Opportunity Zones Future Impact John Lettieri, CEO, Economic Innovation Group Programs, Incentives and Tools catalyzing OZ impact
9:20 – 9:50
Opportunity Zone Funds – Investment RequirementsMary Burke Baker, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates How operating businesses attract OZ equity?Craig Bernstein, Principal / Chief Investment Officer, OPZ Bernstein OZ Fund How real estate projects attract OZ equity?Q & A led by Rachel Reilly
9:50 – 10:45
Opportunity Zones – Investing
1. Commercial R.E. – Mixed use, Dave Bramble, Managing Director, MCB Real EstateYard 56, Northwood Commons and Madison Park North
2. Commercial R.E. – Multi-family, Lois Fried, Managing Director, Urban AtlanticNew Carrollton Metro
3. Affordable Housing, Avram Fechter, Managing Director, EquityPlusOx Fibre
4. Commercial R.E. – Student Housing, Jill Homan, President, Javelin 19 InvestmentsUMB Student Housing
5. Operating Business, Thomas LuginbillGrey-Ops, LLC
Q & A led by Rachel Reilly
10:45 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:50
Statewide OZ investments
1. Cambridge Waterfront, Sandra Tripp-Jones, Executive Director, Cambridge Waterfront Development Inc.2. Phillips Packing House, Katie Parks, Vice President of Conservation, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy3. East Baltimore, Ben Seigel, Baltimore Opportunity Zone Coordinator, Baltimore Development Corporation Southern Streams Community Wellness Center, Bishop Donte Hickman4. Frostburg Center Street Redevelopment, Elizabeth Stahlman, City Administrator5. Clene Nanomedicine, Mark Mortensen, Co-founder / CTOQ & A led by Rachel Reilly
11:50 – 12:15
Andy Fish, Managing Director of Finance, Maryland Department of CommerceSecretary Tiffany Robinson, Maryland Department of Labor
Closing RemarksSecretary Kenneth C. Holt, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Read more on Maryland’s Opportunity Zones.