Brownfields 101 Workshop

Sunday, May 15, 2016 • 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers (public, private, and nonprofit)
  • City Planners
  • Redevelopment Managers
  • Environmental Attorneys
  • Practitioners engaged in the acquisition, funding, and development of properties

Recycling abandoned and under-utilized properties require knowledge and skills to manage a variety of issues. This interactive workshop provides brownfield project managers with the tools, techniques, and resources required to move projects forward. Where does the money come from? How much do you need and when? What are the environmental regulations, and how does that work with the planning process? How do I work with a developer?

A multi-disciplinary team of expert practitioners will guide workshop participants through

  • regulatory and legal framework
  • environmental site assessments and cleanup
  • financial resources
  • planning, economic, and market forces
  • the redevelopment process

The workshop culminates in an interactive activity that realistically illustrates potential project outcomes and involves participants in employing their new skills in a real case study.

Workshop Presenter

Mary Hashem, Principal at RE | Solutions, a Denver-based Brownfield acquisition, development and real estate advisory firm. RE | Solutions specializes in acquiring distressed urban infill and brownfield properties in key real estate markets. Mary has 25 years of experience in Brownfield redevelopment, with significant experience in due diligence, regulatory compliance and risk management. She previously served as an Executive Vice President at EnviroFinance Group (EFG); founder of Brownfield Partners, LLC; and as Chairman of an Urban Renewal Authority in Colorado.

Intro | Presentation | Booklet

Additional Speakers

Seth Otto, Senior Planner at Maul Foster Alongi, a Northwest integrated multidisciplinary firm. Seth leads MFA's land use planning and brownfield practice in Oregon and southwest Washington, and works to develop new tools to incentivize brownfield remediation and redevelopment. Seth is engaged in redevelopment planning for brownfield and underutilized properties around the Pacific Northwest for both public and private clients. He also has worked as a consultant on a wide variety of development and public improvement projects—from conceptual design and feasibility through design development and land use entitlement.

Ignacio Dayrit, Director of Programs at the Center for Creative Land Recycling, a nonprofit that assists communities with infill and brownfields reuse. Ignacio coordinates CCLR's technical assistance program for and is a redevelopment expert having spent 20 years with the city of Emeryville's Redevelopment Agency, where he was responsible for the city's Brownfield program. He has more than 30 years of experience in public sector development including: fiscal and financial analysis, public debt financing, feasibility analyses, and urban design.

Mary Camarata, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality     Presentation

Tiffany Johnson, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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