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The Pandemic is Over. Now What? Penciling Projects in 2024

October 10, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Divided into three distinct segments, during this half-day session, participants will hear from industry leaders discussing project financials as we approach 2024.

Proformas: What’s Different? – (9:00 AM)

An interactive presentation on how to read and create a real estate proforma. Discussion on how proformas impact development costs post-pandemic and in uncertain economic environments.


Ryan Lepine, Vice President of Finance, WCSmith 

Construction Costs: Are They Going Up, Down, or Holding Flat? – (10:15 AM)

A bird’s eye view of current and projected construction costs, including budget impacts due to permitting practices across the DMV.


Bennie Kovach, Director of Pre-Construction, DAVIS 

Paul Blackman, Founder, Trusted Advisory Group  

Projects: How are they funded? – (11:30 AM)

A look at the financing challenges of 2023 and trends that may continue in 2024. This segment will explore various avenues of capital that may be available, as well as what banks are considering when they review construction loan applications.


Ryan Riel, Executive Vice President, Chief Real Estate Lending Officer, EagleBank

Drake Greer, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets, JLL 

Alexandra Johns, Senior Vice President, Co-Investment, Grosvenor 

Continental Breakfast & Networking Included

2023 Committee Co-Chairs:

Alissa Curry Briggs, Executive Director of Commercial Real Estate, FVCbank

Shawn Weingast, Director of Capital Markets, Acumen Companies

David Blake, Partner | Construction, Seyfarth Shaw

Baboucarr Cham, Partner | Business Unit Leader, Coakley & Williams Construction



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Listing Sponsor | $500

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