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From Outside In: Can Outer Borough Revitalization and Social Impact Development Reshape NYC? Co-Hosted In-Person Event

New York Start: 22nd Sep 2022 End: 28th Sep 2022
An event co-hosted by Akerman LLP and JTC
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Join Akerman LLP and JTC for an exclusive and complimentary in-person 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 and Akerman LLP are hosting an invite-only event in New York City 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. There will also be opportunities for you to network and connect with others in the industry.

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

Learn from our experts’ insights. Fill out the form to the right and watch the webinar replay today!

Disclaimer: Akerman LLP and JTC will collect your information but will not share outside their partnership.


2:00pm – 2:10pm ET – Introductory Remarks

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.

3:00pm – 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.

4:00pm – 4:30pm ET – Keynote Address

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.

5:20pm – 5:25pm ET – Closing Remarks


Our Speakers:

Michael Bailkin
Of Counsel, Real Estate Akerman LLP
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
Joshua J. Rinesmith
Partner, Real Estate Akerman LLP
David Dishy
Paul G. Wolf
Co-Founder & President Denham Wolf
Ray Salaberrios
SVP, Small Business Capital Access Empire State Development
Melissa Román Burch
COO and EVP NYC Economic Development Corporation
Donovan Richards
President Borough of Queens
Paul Fried
Executive Managing Director Greystone & Co. Inc.
Justin K. Rodgers
President & CEO Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
John R. Reid
Director – Project Development Department CanAm Enterprises
Bruce Bendell
Co-Founder CityWorld Auto Group
Mark Reed
Founder Contact Fund