ULI Austin March Breakfast: Racial Equity in the Development Life Cycle [IN-PERSON]


2023-03-22T07:30:00 - 2023-03-22T09:00:00

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    Austin Central Library 710 W Cesar Chavez ST Austin, TX 78701-3821 UNITED STATES


    Standard Pricing Until March 22 Members Non-Members
    Private $55.00 $75.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $45.00 $75.00
    Retired $55.00 N/A
    Student $20.00 $20.00
    Under Age 35 $45.00 $75.00
    Can't attend in-person? Register here to join us virtually
    After registering online, Zoom details will be sent via email. 

    Increasingly, there has been a social call to integrate racial equity in development; however, many developers have asked ULI Americas HOW this can be done. In response, ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative held a workshop and member engagement process to identify principles and tools that can help developers, investors, and other practitioners make racial equity a central part of their real estate practice.. The final report, 10 Principles for Embedding Racial Equity in Real Estate Development, outlines each principle with insights from industry leaders and specific best practices that can be applied to different sectors, markets, and geographies. Our panelists will dive deeper into how these principles will help equip real estate professionals to deliver the financial and social benefits of equity to all stakeholders: developers and partners, the local community, and cities. 

    The 10 Principles
    • Embed racial equity across all aspects of your real estate development practice.
    • Commit to building your knowledge and optimizing your personal and institutional power.
    • Articulate the racial equity business case.
    • Use data to ensure equitable processes and outcomes.
    • Leverage capital to drive equitable change.
    • Understand and address current and historical context.
    • Recognize the power of language.
    • Create a community-centered development process.
    • Build trust, transparency, and credibility.
    • Form strong, intersectoral partnerships.

    Quick video introduction to the principles: https://youtu.be/iuV_5sIhSFg

    Pegy Brimhall, Principal, Figurd Development
    Corbin Graham, Principal, Graham Development
    Jay Hailey, Co-Founder and Director, Equidad ATX 
    Maggie Parker, Founder/Managing Partner, Innovan Neighborhoods 
    Jess Rollason, Development Associate, Brookfield Development 

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    IN-PERSON REGISTRATION - Limited In-Person registration is available. Included breakfast during the program.
    Zoom details will be provided after registration.
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    Pegy Brimhall

    Figurd Development

    Pegy Brimhall is the Founder and Principal of Figurd Development, a design-driven urban infill development firm in San Antonio. At Figurd, Pegy shapes the concept, investment structure, team, design, and market strategy for projects ranging from $8 to $60m. With almost 20 years of Real Estate and AEC experience, she has previously managed multifamily, commercial and residential projects with budgets ranging from $1m to $2b throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Pegy holds a First Professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University. She enjoys time with her family and advocates for women's leadership, economic empowerment of marginalized groups, and animal welfare.


    Maggie Parker

    Innovan Neighborhoods

    In 2019, she founded Innovan Neighborhoods, embarking on a partnership with Matthews Southwest to execute her vision: to transform neighborhoods by addressing residents’ interconnected needs for physical, social, and economic stability while maintaining and celebrating a community’s unique culture. Innovan Neighborhoods is a community-oriented real estate development and consulting firm. In partnership with Matthews Southwest, the team leverages their 30-year track record as an international, full-service private real estate company alongside community development strategies to build and strengthen neighborhoods in concert with community stakeholders. Innovan Neighborhoods partners with non-profits, faith-based organizations, and neighborhood associations to implement their vision. From joint ventures for affordable single-family homes to leading phased, master-planning development strategies in transitioning neighborhoods, Innovan Neighborhoods supports catalyst projects in the DFW metroplex. Prior to forming Innovan Neighborhoods, Maggie was the Director for The Real Estate Council Community Fund, a CDFI providing access to capital and technical assistance for real estate projects serving low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. Outside of living and breathing Innovan, Maggie services on local, regional, and state-wide Boards. Her personal interests include exploring Dallas and international traveling; enjoying ethnic food restaurants and attempting new recipes; and attending live performing arts events.


    Jessica Glennie Rollason

    Brookfield Properties

    Jess Rollason is a Development Associate with Brookfield Properties, working on suburban rental product across the country. Before Brookfield, Jess worked as an architect with Gensler in the Austin office. She received a Bachelor of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin and was then selected as a Rhodes Scholar and received Master of Environmental Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Oxford University. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and has served on the Affordability Strategic Council. She is also a member of the City of Austin Design Commission. She is currently serving on the board of a local nonprofit, Equidad ATX, that focuses on equitable and transformative neighborhood revitalization, and disrupting the cycle of generational poverty in Austin’s “Eastern Crescent”.


    Corbin Graham

    Partner, Graham Development

    Corbin Graham is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a background in the real estate capital markets and commercial lending. Prior to development, Corbin was a real estate broker at Colliers International representing institutional and private capital clients in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate assets in Silicon Valley. While at Colliers International Corbin was responsible for underwriting in excess of $800 million of office, R&D, retail, and industrial transactions, including assets in the coveted Stanford Research Park. At Graham Development, Corbin deals with all facets of the development cycle from construction management through to capital structuring and asset management.

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