Brownfield & Opportunity Zone Bootcamp Coming to Chicago June 19
The University of Illinois at Chicago will host the first Brownfield & Opportunity Zone Bootcamp, a uniquely broad and robust event focused on real estate redevelopment in OZs.
BL is thrilled to announce a dynamic and deeply substantive development event designed to explore the critical path to successful, sustainable long-term investment in disadvantaged and chronically under-invested communities designated as “Opportunity Zones” (OZs). Taking place at the University of Illinois at Chicago June 19, 2019, the Chicago Brownfield & Opportunity Zone Bootcamp (BOZ Bootcamp) features a blended program that will provide attendees a broad, A-to-Z brief on real-world real estate redevelopment in OZs by featuring a diversity of leading experts in finance, law, lending, real estate development, economic development, community development, environment, engineering, regulation, community engagement and policy to engage the audience directly and share their first-hand experience. All presentations, worksheets and takeaway materials will be provided and/or shared afterwards!
The Chicago BOZ Bootcamp will also feature a live Pitch Competition putting real people with real projects in front of redevelopment pros to judge who has the most compelling OZ investment opportunity potential; as well as a Site Marketplace open to all. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded in the reception that follows!
The Chicago BOZ Bootcamp is a must-attend event for: (1) real estate investors and developers, (2) communities, corporations and landowners, (3) professionals working in real estate redevelopment, economic development and community development, (4) public sector staff working in local, state or federal government positions relevant to redevelopment and reinvestment in OZs, and (5) anyone motivated to learn more about real estate redevelopment and leveraging greyfield, brownfield, landfill and Superfund redevelopment to maximize the once-in-a-generation opportunity afforded by the new OZ regime.
The Chicago BOZ Bootcamp Pitch Competition is a collaboration with: