Agora Partners was pleased to organize and lead a standing-room-only session titled “Entrepreneurial Planning & Development” at the American Planning Association’s National Conference in Seattle last week. Agora’s Managing Partner, Howard Kozloff, led a discussion with Kevin Keller, Director of Planning at the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in Los Angeles, and Allan Glass, Founder and CEO of ASG Real Estate. The panel outlined examples where public sector planners and private sector developers can collaborate earlier and more effectively in the project development process to find neighborhood solutions that better benefit the community and the bottom line.
Kozloff also participated in the Small Scale Developers Forum in Miami earlier this month, contributing to panels on financing strategies and construction methodologies. The forum is part of the ongoing ULI Real Estate Entrepreneur Series, a suite of programs for which Agora’s Kozloff also plays a leadership role. Past programs in Washington, DC, New Orleans and Seattle, and an upcoming program in Chicago, address entrepreneurial themes for real estate developers, such as creative financing and partnerships, acquisition tactics and entitlements strategies, among others.
This initiative aligns with Agora Partners’ unique capacity to employ creative strategies in the face of uncertain timelines and processes, bringing projects from vision to reality when such opportunities are not readily packaged. The desire and need for such information is apparent, and Agora Partners is well-positioned to advance the dialogue in new and efficient ways.
For more information on the APA program, please visit: https://conference.planning.org/conference/activity/4189079/details/
For more information on the ULI Real Estate Entrepreneur Series, please visit: http://uli.org/programs/education/uli-real-estate-entrepreneur-programs/