ULI Austin September Breakfast: Project Connect - What's Next?


2021-09-22T07:30:00 - 2021-09-22T09:00:00

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    ULI Austin recently recognized Project Connect as the 2021 Impact Awards - Next Big Idea. This upcoming project is a transformative transit plan adopted by Austin voters in 2020. It includes a light rail system with a subway downtown, improving the speed, reliability and safety of the entire system. Our panel provides unique perspectives on Project Connect's recently released development plans and the transformative impacts that will affect the land use industry and communities in Austin.  
    • Nefertitti Jackmon, Policy & Planning Manager - Housing & Planning Department, City of Austin
    • Peter Mullan, Chief of Architecture and Urban Design, Austin Transit Partnership 
    • Stan Wall, Managing Partner, HR&A Advisors
    MODERATOR: Mark Bulmash, President, Mixed-Use/Master Plan Development, Presidium
    • 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM   |   Check-In and Networking
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   |   Panel


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    Nefertitti Jackmon

    Policy & Planning Manager, City of Austin - Housing & Planning Department, City of Austin

    With more than a 20-year career in operations, program management and consulting in the nonprofit sector, Nefertitti has worked primarily with community based organizations to cultivate, preserve and promote African American culture. As a student of African American studies, Nefertitti understands the vital importance of building institutions that value and celebrate the African American aesthetic. By building a foundation for sustained success, she provides future generations a connection to their rich cultural heritage that will be more than a source of pride and inspiration, but also important road maps helping them navigate this most challenging journey of life. Cultural competency must remain relevant to these journeys.


    Peter Mullan

    Chief of Architecture and Urban Design, Austin Transit Partnership

    Chief of Architecture and Urban Design - Peter Mullan brings decades of experience working in public space design and community engagement to Austin Transit Partnership. He believes Project Connect is an extraordinary opportunity to reinforce and enhance Austin's diverse and human-centered urban fabric. Peter comes to the Austin Transit Partnership from the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy, where he served as CEO since 2015. An innovative public park system built around a restored Waller Creek, including the transformed Waterloo Park and Moody Amphitheater opening in 2021, Waterloo Greenway will give the Austin community a new public gathering place, combining access to art and culture with an immersive natural experience in the heart of the city. Before moving to Austin, Peter played a critical role in the creation of the High Line in New York, a global model for next-generation public spaces. A licensed architect by training, Peter is a graduate of Princeton University and the Yale School of Architecture, where he was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi medal for Leadership.


    Mark Bulmash

    President, Mixed-Use/Master Plan Development, Presidium Group, LLC

    MARK G. BULMASH 2805 Ryder Court ? Plano, Texas 75093 Home (972) 608-0567 ? Cell (216) 496-0651 ? markbulmash@gmail.com SUMMARY A forward-thinking and innovative TOP REAL ESTATE EXECUTIVE with broad and extensive experience in the areas of retail and mixed-use development, redevelopment, finance, operations and asset management. Works closely with internal/external parties to resolve issues and enhance efficiency, completing projects on time and under budget. Creates and implements systems to manage multiple complex processes simultaneously, enhancing group performance. A leader who is driven to ensure a company’s place at the forefront of the industry. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS ? Business Creation: Developed directly, or with subordinates, $1,585,000,000 in real estate projects ranging from $5,000,000 renovations and redevelopments to $280,000,000 mixed-use and large-scale regional shopping centers. Obtained more than $175,500,000 in public subsidies for projects. ? Strategic Planning: Created project planning, budgeting and scheduling for Taubman Development Group to improve development reporting prior to its public offering. Organized project planning, budgeting and scheduling at Forest City Commercial Group and The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) to forecast resources better. Set up training programs for department personnel at The Taubman Company, Forest City and HHC to grow the organizations' capabilities. ? Negotiation: Spearheaded numerous multiple-party operating agreements creating regional shopping centers and mixed-use projects. Organized multiple public approval documents to provide projects with entitlements and subsidies. Negotiated numerous land acquisitions. ? General Management: Oversaw three project developers at Taubman, eight at Forest City and three at HHC. Directed 10 tenant coordinators at Taubman, as well as multiple teams in the pursuit of complex development projects. Chaired the committee to grow corporate talent and skills at Taubman. Directed HHC Development Group for the Southeast and Central regions. EXPERIENCE THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION Dallas, Texas Senior Vice President, Development 2011-Present HHC is a $5.9 billion, publicly traded, diversified, national real estate company that specializes in large commercial, residential and land development. The company was the 2010 spin-off from General Growth Properties comprised of 34 assets across 18 states. Serves on the executive team that has already grown the company from a $2.5 billion market value to $5.9 billion in three years. Oversees company’s southeast and central regions. Responsible for evaluating the redevelopment of an existing portfolio of properties and exploring new commercial and mixed-use developments, including the pursuit of over $2,500,000,000 in new projects. Supervises three developers, as well as, supporting project teams; manages the hiring and the training of new development staff; and supervises the preparation of strategic plans and budgets. Introduces discipline for group in budgeting, scheduling, planning and designing projects. Organizes group-training sessions to develop skills in managing press, personal and team organization and real estate development. Manages the process of executing major projects including: ? The Outlet Collection, Riverwalk (New Orleans, LA): an $85,000,000, redevelopment and expansion of a former Rouse festival marketplace into the nation’s first downtown upscale outlet center (opened May 2014). Negotiated from scratch or renegotiated 42 separate documents to allow HHC to develop the 250,000 square foot project and built it in only 11 months, including demolition; ? New Orleans Convention Center District Redevelopment (pending), finalist for a $2,000,000,000 plus urban master planned project on 62 acres, including a 1,200 headquarters convention center hotel, 300,000 square feet of retail, 1,000 multi-family residences, a 525,000 square foot convention center expansion, a 250,000 square foot riverfront campus for Tulane and multiple waterfront parks. ? The Outlet Collection at Elk Grove (Sacramento, CA): a $170,000,000 redevelopment of a half constructed and abandoned open air regional shopping center into a 521,000 square foot outlet and entertainment center projected to open in fall 2018. Obtained a $15,500,000 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for reimbursement of infrastructure improvements. ? West End Square (Alexandria, VA) a redevelopment of the former Landmark Mall in a $185,000,000 mixed-use town center, including a 300,000 square feet retail and entertainment center with 400 multi-family units as a first phase expected to open in 2018. Actively negotiating a $30,000,000 TIF facility. ? Kendall Town Center (Miami-Dade County, FL): a $200,000,000, power town center with 400,000 square feet of retail space, 60,000 square feet of office, 275 apartments and 150 townhouses; ? The Bridges at Mint Hill (Mint Hill, NC): a 210-acre master planned site that anticipates over 1.2 million square feet of power, community and town center retail uses, hotel and office space; ? Circle T (Westlake, TX): a conceptual master plan for a 275-acre collection of properties, including 1,000,000 square feet of office, more than 1,000,000 square feet of retail, a hotel and 275 residential units; and ? Allentowne, (Allen, TX): a conceptual master plan for a 240-acre mixed-use site. BULMASH REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, LLC Beachwood, Ohio President/CEO 2009-2011 BREA consults for lenders, opportunity funds, owners, developers and municipalities on retail and mixed-use projects. Consulted for a Midwest-based nationally oriented opportunity fund on multiple asset reviews leading to two acquisition proposals. Advised a small developer on retail planning and leasing of a proposed mixed-use redevelopment project in an older Cleveland area suburb. Pitched a Columbus-based developer on ways to redevelop a dead mall property that it owns. Advised a Gainesville-based real estate firm on developing a new town center and restructuring its organization. Discussed redevelopment strategies with various small real estate owners and developers for ongoing planning and implementation. Prepared and presented retail market research to Cleveland area city on viable retail alternatives for key properties within its core. Organized and participated in a number of Requests for Proposals to provide redevelopment services for key retail and mixed-use districts around the U.S. Wrote a chapter on the financial aspects of developing shopping centers for Robert Gibbs’ real estate development book, Theory and Practice of Urban Retail (published 2012). FOREST CITY COMMERCIAL GROUP Cleveland, Ohio Senior Vice President, Development 2005-2009 Forest City Enterprises was an $11.4 billion, publicly traded, diversified, national real estate company that specializes in large commercial, residential and land development. Spearheaded new commercial and mixed-use developments for eastern United States division (47 people), including the pursuit of over $1,000,000,000 in new projects. Oversaw developers and project teams; oversaw hiring and training new development staff; and supervised the preparation of strategic plans and budgets. Introduced discipline for group in budgeting, scheduling, planning and designing projects. Organized group training sessions to develop skills in managing press, organization, running meetings and decision-making. Expanded understanding of staff members’ strengths and weaknesses and prepared plans for improvement. Provided personal evaluations and set effective goals. Managed eight developers that executed major projects including: ? The Promenade at Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, IL): A $208,000,000, open-air town center with Macy's, Bass Pro, Village Roadshow Theater, 347,000-square-foot retail and restaurants and 40,000 square feet of office space (opened in April 2007). Obtained $58,000,000 in public subsidies, including sales improvement and special-assessment bonds. ? White Oak Village (Henrico County, VA): A $113,000,000, power town center with Target, Lowe’s, JCPenney, Sam's Club, Ukrop's, Hilton Garden Inn, 247,000 square feet of junior anchors, and 150,000 square feet of small-shop space (opened October 2008). Redeveloped an existing 700,000-square-foot vacant industrial plant on a 136-acre Brownfield site into an 833,000-square-foot regional retail project in Richmond, Virginia area. Obtained $21,900,000 in public subsidies through community development authority funds based on incremental property taxes. Executed project in 36 months and garnered highest returns of a commercial project for company tenure. ? Environmental Clean-up: Acquired EPA-acknowledged polluted property (White Oak) for 33% of site value if clean and contributed funds to move existing ground water treatment system to develop regional power town center. Mitigated environmental risks through insurance and well-drafted purchase documents, eliminating majority of liability. Laid out project to avoid disturbing area of worst contamination. Demolished 700,000-square-foot concrete/brick building, and crushed 80% of materials for on-site fill. Earned consideration from EPA for nomination of Phoenix Awards for best redevelopment in district. ? Wiregrass (Pasco County, FL): A $157,000,000, open-air, regional town center in Tampa area, (opened October 2008) with Macy's, Dillard's, JCPenney and 352,000 square feet of small-shop space. ? The Village at Gulfstream Park (Hallandale Beach, FL): A $245,000,000, urban, mixed-use project with 407,000 square feet of upscale restaurants and retail, 89,000 square feet of office space (opened February 2010), tied into pre-exiting racetrack and casino. Set up a $49,000,000 community development district and a $9,000,000 tax increment district. THE TAUBMAN COMPANY LLC Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Group Vice President, Development 2001-2005 The Taubman Company is a $4.0 billion, publicly traded, national developer of high-end regional shopping centers. Managed multiple new development projects and handled development-related issues for several existing company properties, including Stamford Town Center, Biltmore Fashion Park, Sunvalley, Beverly Center, Woodland, Woodfield, Twelve Oaks, Wellington Green and Willow Bend. Ran pre-development activities for proposed regional retail projects in Atlanta, Georgia, and Monroe (Cincinnati), Ohio. Directly managed my own development projects and oversaw three project developers and their projects. In 2005, supervised the 10-member store-planning department to coordinate, on average, more than 650 tenant-store openings annually. Coordinated development group-wide goals and budgeting process. Contributed to setting group policy and strategy. Led 2003 Grow Our Talent team initiative to develop leadership skills, company-wide. ? The Mall at Oyster Bay (Oyster Bay, NY): Assumed leadership of troubled, proposed 860,000-square-foot, upscale regional mall development, with a budget in excess of $280,000,000 following denial of approvals by Town of Oyster Bay in Long Island, New York. Oversaw three-year litigation initiative, resulting in six favorable court decisions. Managed project's public relations; revised planning, design and pre-construction activities; and continued to negotiate a reciprocal easement agreement (REA) with Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. ? Additional Developments: Oversaw major projects including the addition of a $5,900,000 (16.2% under budget) food court at Woodland mall (opened 2001), a $7,400,000 (17.0% under budget) conversion of a vacant theater to a food court at Twelve Oaks (opened 2001), adding Nordstrom to Wellington Green (opened 2003), adding Saks Fifth Avenue to Willow Bend (opened 2004) and the planning of the redevelopment of a vacant department store into a vertical lifestyle wing at Stamford Town Center (opened 2007). Vice President, Development 1998-2001 Led project teams to execute two new regional shopping centers. Directed development activities for company-managed General Motors Pension Trust portfolio of 10 centers, including the $5,400,000 (11.7% below budget) conversion of a theater to a food court at Lakeforest (Gaithersburg, MD) in 2000, the $6,500,000 (0.5% above budget) renovation of Briarwood Mall (Ann Arbor, MI) in 2003 and the $6,000,000 renovation of Stoneridge (Pleasanton, CA). ? The Mall at Wellington Green (Wellington, FL): Led team in designing and constructing the $231,000,000 Mall at Wellington Green, a 1,300,000-square-foot, super-regional center (opened October 2001). Oversaw negotiation of REA and supplemental agreements with five department stores (Burdines, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom). Negotiated amendments to partnership agreement and to development agreements with Village of Wellington. Opened on time and 4.2% below the development portion of budget. ? The Shops at Willow Bend (Plano, Texas): Oversaw development of the $280,000,000 Shops at Willow Bend, a 1,400,000-square-foot, upscale, super-regional center (opened August 2001). Negotiated REA and supplemental agreements with five department stores (Foley’s, Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue), as well as a $34,000,000 tax increment financing agreement with the City of Plano. Led team in planning, designing and constructing project. Obtained site plan approvals. Opened project on time and 3.6% below the development portion of budget. RELATED URBAN DEVELOPMENT (FORMERLY: THE PALLADIUM COMPANY) New York, New York Senior Vice President, Development 1997-1998 Related Urban Development is a subsidiary of the privately held Related Companies, one of the largest developers and owners of multi-family residential properties in the U.S. Directed the development of the $60,000,000 Palladium at Birmingham (Birmingham, Michigan), a 140,000-square-foot, urban entertainment center with retail shops, restaurants and a 2,650-seat, 12-screen, state-of-the-art theater. Headed up the early planning and design efforts to develop the second phase of the Palladium project, a mixed-use project known as the Willets that included 57 upscale condominiums and 25,000 square feet of restaurants and retail shops. Led the pre-development planning, design, budgeting and project feasibility efforts for urban, mixed-use projects in Boston (Kenmore Square) and in Bellevue, Washington. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE THE TAUBMAN COMPANY LLC, Development Director, 1993-1997. Managed the team effort to master-plan the $360,000,000, 476-acre Wellington Green project that was comprised of a 1,400,000-square-foot, regional shopping center, retail outlets, retail strip centers, a hotel, an assisted-living center, multi-family housing and park land. Obtained major entitlements for The Mall at Wellington Green, including Development of Regional Impact, Comprehensive Plan, Rezoning, Concurrency approvals, and site plan and environmental approvals. Developed schedule to run approvals concurrently instead of sequentially, reducing time for process from up to 36 months to 20 months. Saved $10,000,000 by facilitating project to open sooner. Held responsibility for project planning, scheduling and budgeting. Determined feasibility for proposed expansions, renovations and developments of regional/super-regional shopping centers. Led pre-development activities for proposed projects in Columbus, Ohio and West Chester (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania. Development Group Member, 1990-1992. Oversaw group-wide business planning, scheduling and budgeting for firm's pre-development activity, in preparation of the Company going public. Coordinated construction activities between general contractor and more than 90 tenant-contractors during pre-opening of Bellevue Center, a 750,000-square-foot regional shopping center in Nashville, Tennessee. Evaluated financial feasibility of regional retail property expansions, developments and acquisitions. Performed market research for potential regional retail developments and acquisitions. Asset Group Member, 1987-1989. Hired into an executive management training program that rotated through property management, leasing, lease administration, financial analysis, market research and retail merchandising. Identified and pursued prospective retail tenants for company properties. Worked closely with leasing manager to negotiate leases with national and local tenants, finalizing 67 deals, for total rental income in excess of $25,000,000. Served as Assistant General Manager of Twelve Oaks, a 1,400,000-square-foot, regional mall in Novi, Michigan. TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Associate, 1986-1987. Advised business development managers of Firm's 21 territory offices in preparation of extended business plans and subsequently evaluated activities. Analyzed new markets and developed recommendations to modify company-wide strategic plans. Assessed potential of Birmingham, Alabama market for new Company office. Visited area, identified major projects, interviewed local real estate and business leaders to understand current and future prospects, and recommended that the Company not pursue it based on determination of its potential. CLARKE & CATON ARCHITECTS, Trenton, New Jersey, Architecture Associate, 1983-1985. Served as project architect for redevelopment of 30,000-square-foot industrial building converted into county courthouse in Trenton. Created mixed-use planning and development guidelines for publicly owned site in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Prepared working drawings, specifications and preliminary cost estimates for projects. Gained knowledge of multiple aspects of architecture and development. Implemented solution to complete project on budget from a $500,000 overage. EDUCATION THE WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania M.B.A., Real Estate and Finance, 1987 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania M.C.P., Physical Planning and Economic Development, 1987 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Michigan B.S., Architecture, 1982 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ICSC CRX (Certified Retail Property Executive), 2013 Deveney Communications, Media Training, 2012 RTM Communications, Sustainable Property Transactions, 2008 Liggett Stashower, Media Training, 2005 and 2007 Tom Peters Company, The Leader's Voice, The Communication that Inspires Action and Gets Results, 2004 MIT and Harvard Negotiation Project, Negotiation and Public Dispute Resolution, 2003 Karrass Negotiation Workshop, 2000 Virgil Scudder Associates, Media Training, 1995 AFFILIATIONS International Council of Shopping Centers – US Design Jury 2013-present ICSC – CenterBuild Planning Committee 2013-present Project REAP (Dallas) – A program that trains minorities for jobs in real estate 2015-present Cleveland Jewish Community Housing, Board of Trustees 2010-2012 Penn Institute on Urban Research, Advisory Board Member 2009-2012 Tour de Cure – American Diabetes Association major annual fundraiser 2010-present Volunteer Impact (Detroit) Board Member 1989-1994 International Council of Shopping Centers Urban Land Institute COMPUTER SKILLS Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Timeline, SAP, Salesforce and E-builder PERSONAL Married. Enjoys traveling, bicycling, reading, music and mov


    Stan Wall

    HR&A Advisors, Inc.

    Biography – Stanley B. Wall Stan Wall is currently Director of Real Estate and Station Planning at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Mr. Wall is also president of Wall Development, a Washington, DC-based real estate development and advisory services firm established in 2005. The company pursues fee and at-risk development opportunities in the Washington metropolitan area with a focus on public-private partnerships, sustainable development, and, urban infill in emerging development areas. Additionally, the company provides advisory services to federal, state, local government, and quasi-public agencies to assist such agencies at all stages of the development life cycle from early stages of conceptual planning and feasibility analysis to long-term project/program oversight. Mr. Wall was previously a Vice President in the Public Institutions practice in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Washington, DC office. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Wall served the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) as a Capital Program Manager. Stan has several years of additional experience as part of the program leadership practice of Deloitte Consulting, and prior to that, as a Project Engineer with construction management firm Bovis Lend Lease. Mr. Wall earned a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree (Construction Management emphasis) from the Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering. He later received his Master of Business Administration in finance and real estate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the Urban Land Institute for several years, as well as a member of the US Green Building Council. He is certified by USGBC as a LEED Green Associate.