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Learn how the Chicago Emerging Minority Developer Initiative is working to advance equitable development at the CEMDI Summit

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Gwendolyn Hatten Butler, Graham Grady, and Leon Walker cordially invite you to the CEMDI Summit

Thursday, February 25, 2021 \ 9:00 – 11:30 am \ Via Zoom

Learn how the Chicago Emerging Minority Developer Initiative (CEMDI) is working to advance equitable development and inclusive growth by building a pipeline of community-focused developers from African-American, Latinx and other minority communities to participate in commercial real estate development projects city-wide. We'll hear from leaders in the field from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors about current initiatives and future opportunities to advance this important goal.

Summit Agenda:

9:00 – 9:15am: Welcome and CEMDI Overview

9:15 – 10:15am: Moderated Panel: Collaboration is Key

10:15 – 11:00am: Moderated Panel: Creating a Joint Venture that Works

11:00 - 11:30am: The Anatomy of an Affordable Housing Deal

Moderated Panel: Collaboration is Key


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Panelists (from left to right):

  • Maurice Cox, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development
  • Michael Davidson, Senior Director of Community Impact, The Chicago Community Trust
  • Collete English Dixon, Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University
  • Calvin Holmes, President, Chicago Community Loan Fund
  • Rob Rose, Executive Director, Cook County Land Bank Authority

Moderated by Leon Walker, Managing Partner, DL3 Realty

Moderated Panel: Creating a Joint Venture that Works


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Panelists (from left to right):

  • Mike Drew, Founding Principal, Structured Development
  • Charlton Hamer, Senior Vice President, Habitat Affordable Group
  • Denise Lewis, Retired Senior Partner, Urban Redevelopment Practice Group, Honigman LLC
  • Sarah Wick, Vice President, Affordable Housing, Related Midwest

Moderated by Gwendolyn Hatten Butler, President and Chief Investment Officer, Capri Investment Group

The Anatomy of an Affordable Housing Deal


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Presented by Kristin Faust, Executive Director, Illinois Housing Development Authority

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