Creating a Net Zero Framework for a Climate Resilient Future - Minneapolis Root District


2023-04-18T07:45:00 - 2023-04-18T10:00:00

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    Glass House 145 Holden St N Minneapolis, MN 55405 UNITED STATES


    Standard Pricing Until April 18 Members Non-Members
    Private $59.00 $79.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $50.00 $70.00
    Retired $59.00 N/A
    Student $30.00 $30.00
    Under Age 35 $35.00 $50.00
    2 HRS of MN Department of Commerce Real Estate CE, AIA and AICP credits have been applied for and are pending approval. Refunds will only be offered if requested by EOD on 4.17.2023.

    Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 7:45AM-10AM
     Glass House, Minneapolis, MN

     7:45 - 8:15AM Breakfast and Networking
    8:15 - 9:00AM Keynote Speaker, Mary Ludgin with Heitman 
    9:00 - 9:15AM Minneapolis Root District "Where we have been and where we are going."
    with Katilin McCoy, Cushing Terrell and Shannon Fitzgerald, NūLoop Partners
    9:15 - 10:00AM Panel Discussion - The Future for the Root District - District Energy and Food District 
    Just west of Target Field is a largely industrial area called the Root District. Anchored by the Minneapolis Farmers Market and soon to be impacted by the Green Line LRT extension, the district is prime for redevelopment. NūLoop Partners and the Urban Land Institute invite you to a conversation to learn from leading experts and explore how this district can weave energy, food, and equity into a narrative that sets the tone for measurable sustainable development targets.

    Join us on April 18th to hear from Mary Ludgin, Head of Global Research for Heitman, as she shares global trends in decarbonization within real estate, changes in the regulatory backdrop for developers and building owners, and how other cities/regions are approaching the net zero imperative for a climate resilient future. What does it truly take to create an environmentally and economically sustainable future? 

    Over breakfast at the Glass House, a site that embodies so many of these goals, learn from Mary and then dive deep into the future of the Root District as Kaitlin McCoy (Cushing Terrell) and Shannon Fitzgerald (NūLoop Partners) share the findings from Creating Net Zero Framework for a Climate Resilient Future. They will discuss what it takes to advance district energy, pursue net zero at a larger scale, and integrate equitable frameworks into district energy. Our panel will lay out the future of development that will make this district unlike any other in the metro area.

    Member pricing ranges from $35-59, with discounts for the public sector, non-profits, and young leaders. Cost of the program includes breakfast and two hours* of continuing education credits. *Minnesota Department of Commerce Real Estate CE, AIA and AICP credits have been applied for and are pending approval.



    Mary Ludgin

    Senior Managing Director & Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman

    Mary Ludgin is Heitman’s Head of Global Investment Research. She is a partner of the firm and holds a seat on its investment, valuation, and global management committees. She holds an AB from Vassar College and an MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Mary was a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and she chaired ULI’s Chicago District Council. She chairs the board of ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. She served as Chair of the Pension Real Estate Association, President of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, and President of the Real Estate Research Institute. Mary is a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Real Estate Research and a member of LAI, the honorary real estate society. Mary was the 2019 recipient of the Pension Real Estate Association’s James A. Graaskamp award, which recognizes researchers whose work contributes to the common body of knowledge regarding real estate investment.


    Kaitlyn McCoy

    Design Professional, Cushing Terrell

    Kaitlin is a design professional with a focus on sustainability in architectural design, primarily for commercial and government clients and projects. Her goal is to look for ways to incorporate design elements and solutions that support sustainable built environments and communities and ultimately result in resilient, healthy, equitable spaces. As a member of our firm’s Green Advocacy Council, she’s part of a team that works to advance holistic environmental sustainability through advocacy and education, and as a member of our Post Occupancy Research Group, she looks at how design solutions are performing in terms of building operations, energy consumption, and occupant satisfaction.


    Katie Anthony

    Schafer Richardson, Inc.

    In her role as Vice President of Development, Katie is responsible for leading Schafer Richardson’s Development Team and integrating development services with the company’s other service offerings. Katie joined Schafer Richardson in 2015 and has two decades of experience in the planning, real estate, construction, and sustainable design industries. Ms. Anthony’s expertise includes new construction, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, neighborhood economic development, and master planning within the mixed use, market rate housing, affordable housing, homeownership, and creative office product types. Katie is adept at leading teams through all aspects of the development process from feasibility analysis and financial modeling to construction management and marketing & lease-up. Ms. Anthony received a B.A. from Marquette University, has a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and practiced in New England prior to relocating to Minnesota. She is on the Advisory Board for the Minnesota Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is involved in the Urban Land Institute, Minnesota Housing Partnership, and WIREDUP.