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Development Trends: Montgomery County's Projects of Today and Plans for Tomorrow

September 23, 2016
Columbia Country Club
7900 Connecticut Ave.
Chevy Chase MD 20815

MoCo's Development Trends

The focus on Montgomery County development has never been more intense with major corporations contemplating whether Maryland, DC, or Virginia has the most to offer, the discussions swirling around underutilized sites and higher density infill, and myriad transportation projects that will significantly alter the way people move throughout the county.

The attorneys of Lerch, Early & Brewer's land use practice group are pleased to present a lively discussion featuring high-level speakers who will talk not only about the here and now, but also what they see coming down the road for the county's office, residential, retail, and multifamily markets.

You'll hear about:

  • The latest regulations that impact development
  • Where the office market is headed
  • Transportation-oriented development
  • Demographic and strategic shifts that will impact development
  • Neighborhoods of the future
  • The shifting image of the suburbs
  • Additionally, RCLCO's Adam Ducker will set the stage for the conversation with a presentation on market trends.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owners
  • C-Level Officers
  • Major Employers
  • Developers and Property Owners
  • Lenders 


Casey Anderson, Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board | Casey is an attorney and community activist who was appointed to the Planning Board in June 2011 and became chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board in August 2014. Previously, he served on the boards of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, the Citizens League of Montgomery County, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and the Committee for Montgomery.

Simon Carney, SVP and Regional Counsel, Brookfield Properties | Simon is responsible for legal oversight of all leasing and operational activities for 29 properties in the region comprised of more than 6 million square feet. This includes oversight of the drafting and negotiation of all leases, licenses, sublease/assignments and consents thereto, landlord and lender subordination agreements, construction/service contracts, development agreements and other related agreements.

Adam Ducker, Managing Director & Director of Urban Real Estate, RCLCO | Adam is a recognized expert in economic development, market and financial analysis; positioning, repositioning, and marketing of real estate assets; consumer research; and corporate strategy development. He has particular depth of expertise in high-density housing, retail/entertainment and hotel development. His writing has been widely published and quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Urban Land.

Hilary Goldfarb, VP, Bozzuto | Hilary manages the development process for Bozzuto's multifamily and mixed-use projects throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, from acquisitions, preliminary financing and entitlements through construction and lease-up. Previously, she was development director at ProMark Real Estate. Hilary has also served on the board of the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association and the Urban Land Institute's TOD Product Council.

Joel Mayer, Managing Director, Rockwood Capital | Joel has more than 28 years of experience as a real estate investment professional and leads Rockwood's retail real estate investments. Prior to joining Rockwood, Joel was a Director at BlackRock Realty where he worked on their Retail Opportunity Fund and was responsible for sourcing new investments, identifying and structuring transactions with joint venture partners and directing development and redevelopment activities for new acquisitions.

Bob Youngentob, President and Co-Founder, EYA | Bob co-founded EYA, which specializes in the development and construction of urban residential communities in the Washington, D.C. metro area. EYA has completed over 40 communities and built and sold over 4000 homes since its inception in 1992. EYA has developed an expertise in mixed-income communities and in revitalizing urban corridors. The firm has won the prestigious "ULI Award of Excellence" for best residential community in the country.

Patrick L. O'Neil
Susan M. Reutershan
Of Counsel
Elizabeth C. Rogers
Stuart R. Barr
Steven A. Robins
Lerch Early Board Chair and Managing Partner
William Kominers
Robert G. Brewer, Jr.

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