Building off of the success of the 2021 Summit, the Chicago Emerging Minority Developer Initiative (CEMDI) 2022 Summit will once again bring together leaders from the public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors to discuss current initiatives focused on advancing equitable commercial real estate development and inclusive growth opportunities for community-focused, African-American and Latinx developers city-wide.

The program agenda for the 2022 Summit will include the following topics and speakers:

CEMDI Strategy Report: Compelling Strategies for Change in Chicago’s Development Landscape
Graham C. Grady, Partner, Taft

INVEST South / West
Maurice D. Cox, Commissioner, Department of Planning and Development, City of Chicago

The Business Case for Investing in Chicago Neighborhoods
Leon I. Walker, Esq, Managing Partner, DL3 Realty

Creating Highly Successful Architect + Developer Collaborations
Patricia Saldaña Natke, FAIA,  Founding Partner/President UrbanWorks

Strengthening the Pipeline of Black and Brown Developers
Lyneir Richardson, CEO, Chicago TREND Corporation

Resources and Partnerships
Chris Eagan,  Program Manager,
The Chicago Community Trust, Catalyzing Neighborhood Impact Team

Alicia Glen, Founder/Managing Principal, MSquared

Moderated Q & A

 

Building off of the success of the 2021 Summit, the Chicago Emerging Minority Developer Initiative (CEMDI) 2022 Summit will once again bring together leaders from the public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors to discuss current initiatives focused on advancing equitable commercial real estate development and inclusive growth opportunities for community-focused, African-American and Latinx developers city-wide.

The program agenda for the 2022 Summit will include the following topics and speakers:

CEMDI Strategy Report: Compelling Strategies for Change in Chicago’s Development Landscape
Graham C. Grady, Partner, Taft

INVEST South / West
Maurice D. Cox, Commissioner, Department of Planning and Development, City of Chicago

The Business Case for Investing in Chicago Neighborhoods
Leon I. Walker, Esq, Managing Partner, DL3 Realty

Creating Highly Successful Architect + Developer Collaborations
Patricia Saldaña Natke, FAIA,  Founding Partner/President UrbanWorks

Strengthening the Pipeline of Black and Brown Developers
Lyneir Richardson, CEO, Chicago TREND Corporation

Resources and Partnerships
Chris Eagan,  Program Manager,
The Chicago Community Trust, Catalyzing Neighborhood Impact Team

Alicia Glen, Founder/Managing Principal, MSquared

Moderated Q+A

featured speakers

From left to right:
Maurice Cox, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development
Graham C. Grady, Partner, Taft
Leon I. Walker, Esq.,  Managing Partner, DL3 Realty
Patricia Saldaña Natke, FAIA  Founding Partner/President UrbanWorks
Lyneir Richardson, CEO, Chicago TREND Corporation
Chris Eagan, Program Manager, The Chicago Community Trust, Catalyzing Neighborhood Impact Team
Alicia Glen, Founder/Managing Principal, MSquared

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