Event Banner for Sep 12, 2022: From the Outside In - Can Outer Borough Revitalization and Social Impact Development Reshape NYC?

An event co-hosted by Akerman LLP and JTC Americas
Thursday, September 22, 2022
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Virtual [Hosted through WebEx]

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Join Akerman LLP and JTC Americas for an exclusive and complimentary virtual networking and industry event focused on development opportunities in New York City.

The past few years have brought a renewed focus on impact from investors, developers, and fund managers. The result has been a new model of development that integrates and balances the interests of both communities and capital. Many of these opportunities have appeared in the Outer Boroughs, where developments that can attract social impact capital are able to take advantage of government programs to generate returns while helping underserved communities. These Boroughs are slated as the likely location for the next wave of NYC enhancement.

To encourage connection among those in the industry with a passion for impact, JTC Americas and Akerman LLP are hosting an invite-only event in New York City and virtually on Thursday, September 22. The event will feature speakers and panels discussions on the most up-to-date information and strategies for social impact investing, EB-5, and related programs.

Discussion topics may include:

  • Development opportunities in NYC, specifically in the Outer Boroughs
  • The need for a new development approach, focused on social impact, to mutually benefit communities and developers
    • Attracting social impact capital
    • Challenges and solutions in demonstrating impact to communities, investors, and regulators
  • Current regulatory frameworks for impact funds, Opportunity Zones, EB-5, REITs, and more

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Thursday, September 22, 2022
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Virtual [Hosted through WebEx]

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Agenda

2:00pm 2:10pm ET

Introductory Remarks

Michael Bailkin
Of Counsel, Real Estate,
Akerman LLP

2:10pm 3:00pm ET

Panel 1: The Current Landscape of Impact Investment: Opportunities and Challenges

Discuss opportunities (particularly for Borough projects) and emerging issues as well as ways to combine multiple incentive programs. The panel will conclude with a Q&A Session.

Moderator: Steven P. Polivy
Chair, Economic Development and Incentive Practice,
Akerman LLP

Lisa S. Lim
Partner, Real Estate,
Akerman LLP

Alfred J. Puchala Jr.
Chief Executive Officer,
CapZone Impact Investments LLC

Abteen Vaziri
Managing Director,
Brevet Capital

Eric A. Clement
SVP, Fund Manager, Social Impact & Sustainability Investments
RXR

3:00pm 3:10pm ET

Brief Intermission

3:10pm 4:00pm ET

Panel 2: A “New Model” of Development

How to convert adversarial relationships between community groups, developers, and cities into working partnerships. The panel will conclude with a Q&A session.

Moderator: Michael Bailkin
Of Counsel, Real Estate,
Akerman LLP

Joshua J. Rinestein
Partner, Real Estate,
Akerman LLP

David Dishy
CEO,
LMXD

Paul G. Wolf
Co-Founder & President,
Denham Wolf


Ray Salaberrios
SVP, Small Business Capital Access,
Empire State Development

4:00pm 4:10pm ET

Brief Intermission

4:10pm 4:30pm ET

Keynote Address

Melissa Román Burch
COO and EVP,
NYC Economic Development Corporation

Donovan Richards
President,
Borough of Queens

4:30pm – 5:20pm ET

Panel 3: Impact-Focused Projects in the Outer Boroughs

The panelists will discuss specific projects, both in progress and pending, which focus on community and ESG impact.

Moderator: Steven P. Polivy
Chair, Economic Development and Incentive Practice,
Akerman LLP

Justin K. Rodgers
President & CEO,
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Paul Fried
Executive Managing Director,
Greystone & Co. Inc.

Bruce Brendell
Co-Founder,
CityWorld Auto Group

John R. Reid
Director – Project Development Department,
CanAm Enterprises

Mark Reed
Founder,
Contact Fund

5:20pm 5:25pm ET

Closing Remarks

Michael Bailkin
Of Counsel, Real Estate,
Akerman LLP

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