ULI Great Lakes Waterfront Development: Case Studies


2021-09-14T16:00:00 - 2021-09-14T18:00:00

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    Join ULI Cleveland, Michigan, and Western New York to discuss waterfront development case studies. The program will kickoff with 15-minute project spotlights from each City, followed by a panel conversation and ending with "Cocktails and Questions" reviewing best practices. 
    Moderator: Director Freddy L. Collier, Jr. Director of Cleveland City Planning
    Project Spotlight Moderator for ULI Western New York: Francis L. Forman, III, Partner at Harris Beach PLLC 
    Panelist: Linda Sternheimer, Director, Urban Planning & Development at the Port of Cleveland
    Panelist: Tiffany Graham, Project Director at Land Studio
    Panelist: Chris Hill, Board Chair, Rochester Downtown Development Corporation  
    Panelist: Tamara Mayberry, Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Finger Lakes Region, Empire State Development
    Panelist: Mark Wallace, President & CEO at the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy  
    4:00 pm Welcome 
    4:05-4:50 pm Project Spotlight
    • ULI Western New York featuring Roc The Riverway with Chris Hill and Tamara Mayberry moderated by Francis L. Gorman, III, Partner at Harris Beach PLLC
    • ULI Detroit featuring the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy 
    • ULI Cleveland featuring Irish Town Bend with Tiffany Graham and Director Freddy Collier
    4:50-5:30 pm Panel Conversation
    • Moderator: Freddy L. Collier, Jr. 
    • Panelist: Linda Sternheimer 
    • Panelist: Mark Wallace 
    • Panelist: Chris Hill
    • Panelist: Tamara Mayberry 
    5:30-6:00 pm Cocktails and Questions (Best Practices) 
    • Moderator: Freddy L. Collier, Jr. 
    • Panelist: Linda Sternheimer 
    • Panelist: Tiffany Graham 
    • Panelist: Mark Wallace 
    • Panelist: Chris Hill
    • Panelist: Tamara Mayberry
    This event will be held virtually via Zoom.



    Mark Wallace

    President & CEO, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

    I am the president & CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Prior to joining the Conservancy in August 2014, I was a director with Hines Interests LP from 2003 to 2014 and most recently served as project manager of the River Point development in Chicago, a 1,050,000-square-foot, 50-story, state-of-the-art tower located on the Chicago River. The project includes a 1.5-acre public park that opens the West Loop neighborhood to the main branch of the Chicago River. From 2007-2011, I was in charge of leasing the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, which contains 2.3 million square feet of office space and 240,000 square feet of retail space. He was responsible for the leasing of Dykema (68,000 square feet), HP (52,000 square feet), Urban Science (85,000 square feet) and Deloitte (102,000 square feet). In 2010, he completed the lease of 435,000 square feet of office space to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan – the largest lease in Detroit in a decade. I also maintained responsibilities for property management for the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center and the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters in downtown Detroit. Additional past Hines projects on which Wallace has worked include the Super Bowl XL Media Center and the Detroit RiverWalk Phase II (Rivard Plaza to Gabriel Richard Park). He also provided underwriting analysis on behalf of Wayne County, which culminated in the $14.5 million acquisition of the Guardian Building and First Street Parking Deck in 2009. In 2010, I was named one of the “40 Under 40” award winners by Crain’s Detroit Business and also received Crain’s “Deal of the Year” award. He currently sits on the Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation Board, the Corktown Economic Development Corporation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership Board of Directors. He is a member of the Detroit Athletic Club, the Princeton Club of Michigan, the Highline Network and the University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit.


    FL Gorman

    Partner, Harris Beach

    FL represents national, regional and local real estate developers and property owners in public, private/family office, not-for-profit and governmental sectors. He is recognized statewide as a seasoned commercial real estate attorney focusing on acquisitions and development, land use, commercial leasing and financings, public-private partnerships, real estate and development-related litigation and general corporate matters. FL’s legal experience spans numerous asset classes including retail, office, hospitality, multifamily, industrial, residential health care and skilled nursing facilities. He previously served as Director of Legal for Litigation and Operations for a private enclosed regional mall REIT and as Director of Development for the Mid-Atlantic for a family office power center and hotel developer and owner.

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