UPDATE: Urban Revitalization and Downtown Business Attraction Event Cancelled
By Colin McEvoy on March 6, 2020
NOTE: This event has been cancelled in light of recommendations from federal and health officials to suspend public gatherings of more than 50 people due to the growing public health concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). CREW Lehigh Valley will refund fees paid by those who had registered for the event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Constructed in 1883, the Simon Silk Mill was a major Easton textile-producing employer for more than eight decades, before the 15 buildings encompassing 300,000 square feet there fell silent.
Today, the Simon Silk Mill is a creative live/work complex and cultural redevelopment project with apartments, restaurants, retail, and entertainment space, and a shining example of the cultural redevelopment projects made possible in Lehigh Valley.
That’s why it’s the perfect venue for an upcoming event on Tuesday, April 7, which will include a panel discussion led by Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. about urban revitalization and downtown business attraction in Lehigh Valley.
Visit here to register or learn for more information about the event, which is being jointly hosted by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC), CREW Lehigh Valley, and the PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter.
The panel discussion will focus on various areas, including urban development, relationships between colleges and cities, tenant requirements in the age of urban revitalization, and brownfield programs.
Panelists will include:
- Mark Mulligan, CEO of VM Development Group, which redeveloped the Simon Silk MIll
- Mary Wilford-Hunt, Vice President of Development and College Relations at Lafayette College
- Scott Unger, Executive Director of the Allentown Economic Development Corporation
- Bill Strickland, Editorial Director, Enthusiast Group at Hearst Magazines
Attendance costs $40 per person. Please note that non-CREW members will need to create an account on the CREW website to register.
Registration for the April 7 event will begin at 4 p.m., with the program running from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a networking reception until 7 p.m. The address for the Simon Silk Mill event space is 1262 Simon Boulevard in Easton.
It is being co-organized through LVEDC’s Brokers & Developers Council, which hosts events that offer an opportunity to learn about a timely topic and discuss issues affecting real estate brokers, site selectors, developers, bankers, and other professions.
The mission of CREW Lehigh Valley is to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. It does so through such initiatives as business networking, industry research, leadership development, and career outreach programs.
The PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter is part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and in more than 30 countries. This professional organization closes thousands of transactions annually, representing a projected $400 billion in value.
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