The 2022 InDevelopment event will begin with a keynote presentation by Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross, a finance professor at Marquette University, who will address the current state of affordable housing availability from an economist’s perspective.
Following the keynote there will be two developer briefings, including one by the City of Appleton discussing their economic and commercial development successes and plans for the future.
The event concludes with a high-powered networking reception where economic development leaders from around the 18-county region of the New North provide information on development opportunities and projects in their respective communities.
2 p.m. Registration and Networking
2:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation
3:15 p.m. Developer Briefings
4-7 p.m. Cocktail Networking Reception
Hilton Appleton, Paper Valley
Anthony Pennington-Cross, Ph.D. Marquette University & Robert B. Bell, Sr. Chair in Real Estate, Professor of Finance
Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross is widely published in academic journals, including The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics and others. His recent research has focused on subprime lending in the housing market, house price dynamics, commercial property fundamentals, and other urban and real estate issues. Prior to joining Marquette University, Pennington-Cross was a senior economist in the research division at The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Karen Harkness, City of Appleton, Director of Community and Economic Development & Kara Homan, Outagamie County, Director of Development and Land Services
Future population growth will increase pressure for land development across the nation, state, region and City of Appleton. The demand for housing, particularly low to moderate incomes (LMI) and affordable price points, is a critical driver because growth cannot occur without places for people to live. Karen Harkness and Kara Homan will share regional and local data regarding housing demand, development, rehabilitation, affordability needs and market forecasts.
Manny Vasquez, vice president of business development at Pfefferle Companies, will lead a panel discussion focused on local market trends in the retail, industrial and office segments, as well as redevelopment, site selection and business recruitment opportunities across Northeast Wisconsin. Panelists include: Garritt Bader, principal, GB Real Estate Investments; Cole Alsbach, vice president of operations, Dark Horse Development; and Kelly Armstrong, vice president of economic development, Greater Green Bay Chamber.
Networking and reception:
Join a cocktail networking reception with members of the Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership. Learn about the hot spots for development and how you might take advantage of shovel-ready projects, industrial park space, TIF and BID districts, repurchased buildings and more.