‘Changing Dynamics in the Real Estate Development/Housing Industry’ addresses the post-pandemic market at the 5th Annual REIED Webinar on September 8, hosted by the USMCA

What do real estate development and housing markets look like in a post-pandemic inflationary world? How can your business succeed in such a world? More importantly, how are you growing as a professional?

The US Minority Contractors Association (USMCA) 5th Annual REIED Conference Webinar will answer these questions and more on Thursday, September 8 at 5:30 p.m. as they host “Changing Dynamics in the Real Estate Development/Housing Industry” .

The virtual webinar captures the latest insights, marketing trends and funding models to kick-start a post-Covid real estate industry. This year’s 5th Annual Real Estate Investment and Economic Development Webinar puts attendees at the forefront of the wealth-creating philanthropic asset that is real estate development. According to the USMCA, understanding both federal funding priorities and the government leverage of the latest $1.3 trillion infrastructure funding act is crucial for urban and rural economic development.

“There is an urgency and demand for low to moderate housing solutions,” said the Rev. Larry Bullock, CEO of USMCA. “It’s what drives the USMCA-REIED Division and our partners to articulate and develop strategies that speak to specific disadvantaged communities of color to encompass a network of private and public entities and entrepreneurs ready to invest. in a city near you.”

He continued. “This webinar is for people who are ready to invest in the collective advancement of communities of promise.”

The webinar’s keynote speaker, Mr. Andrew Holmes, is a Chicago-based real estate investor, developer, educator, and national podcaster heard by millions around the world. He will discuss “entrepreneurship in the real estate industry”.

In addition to Mr. Holmes, three panels comprised of industry experts represent nearly 100 years of experience, including:

• Panel #1-Reimagining Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs): Single-Family and Multi-Family Market Trends for Investors. Moderator: Viviana Writer, Prosperiti Partners, LLC., Panelist Titus Williams, President and Owner of Prosperiti Partners, LLC, a real estate development and investment firm in Springfield, Missouri. Its current portfolio includes several hundred single-family rentals, multi-family units, offices, retail and multiple commercial developments. Previously, Titus was Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer of Missouri Valley REIT, Inc. and served as Chief Operating Officer of Missouri Valley REIT Management, LLC. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, and an MBA from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.


• Panel #2-New Innovations in Modular Solutions: Moderator: Tim Swanson, Inherent L3C Panelists include Patricia L. Eggleston, Esq. Imani Village, an attorney with 33 years of real estate experience, Eggleston is Executive Vice President/General Counsel of the LLC developing Imani Village; Mike Weathersby, RME Construction, a third generation plumbing company specializing in water lines, sewers, sewer structure installations and site plumbing work. He is licensed in Illinois and Indiana as a plumbing contractor, and Bill Williams, founder of KMW Communities. Williams has over 20 years of experience in real estate development, commercial banking and financial analysis. He has led or participated in a wide range of projects which include, but are not limited to, residential, commercial and mixed-revenue public/private partnership developments. A Chicago native, he holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from DePaul University and an MBA from the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

• Panel #3-Economic Forecasts for Home Sales Moderator: Dr. Anujah Gupta, Verdandah, LLC. Panelist Lindsay Edwards, Chief Investment Officer at Opportunity Alabama (OPAL) leads the investment process for Opportunity Alabama’s commercial real estate and Opportunity Zone investment vehicles. He is also a director at Chesapeake Capital. He holds a dual Bachelor of Science degree from Morehouse College and Columbia University, and an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

The 2022 webinar is sponsored by Wintrust Financial Corporation, P3 Group, FH Paschen, Core Construction Company, Procore Technologies Corporation and Provident Bank. Registration for the Zoom webinar is available through Eventbrite, www.eventbrite.com/e/usmca-5th-annual-reied-webinar-tickets-399218953637?keep_tld=1, by emailing the USMCA at [email protected], or by calling the USMCA at 847-852-5010. USMCA members are free and non-members are $25 per person.

The purpose of USMCA is to provide unique professional, educational, technical, and advisory services to members and the community at large. USMCA provides the best possible consulting services in construction, environmental, building maintenance, architectural engineering design, hospitality training, and general services. They serve as an advocacy agency for minority contractors and subcontractors in the suburban community. For more information, visit the USMCA website at www.usminoritycontractors.org.