The inaugural PlaceKeepers Developer’s Conference will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Downtown OKC Oklahoma State University Discovery Building located at 300 NE 9th St in Northeast Oklahoma City.

Minority communities in Oklahoma City are in the midst of a renaissance. To ensure that residents and stakeholders participate in the revitalization of their community, Northeast OKC Renaissance Inc. (NEOKCR) created the PlaceKeeper’s Minority Real Estate Developer’s Conference. OKC has already seen several completed or under construction TIF projects in addition to MAPS 4 on the horizon. The PlaceKeepers Real Estate Developer's program will fuel community members to be a part of the anticipated developments.

The goal of this one-of-a-kind conference is to provide essential information for real estate development in the Minority Communities of OKC, and activate a network of local, small-scale developers who are residents and stakeholders.



7:30 - 7:45 am 

  • Guest arrival and seating


7:45 - 8:00 am 

  • Opening statements


8:00 am - 8:30 am

  • Topic: Discussing NEOKC Renaissance and Neighborhood Coalitions priorities, areas of focus, etc.

  • Presenters: NEOKC Renaissance. and NE Neighborhood Coalition 


8:40 - 9:30 am

  • Topic: Maps 4 developments/projects coming. How are schools, parks, and the public space affected by development; and how does each person involved step into their role 

  • Presenters: Nikki Nice, Camal Pennington, Daisy Muñoz, and Elizabeth Larios


9:30 - 10:00 am

  • “Live, Work, Play”

    • Topic: Page Woodson Development, overall vision, current phase, etc.

      • Presenter: Gina Sofola

    • Topic: Innovation District Development, overall vision, new job opportunities, etc.

      • Presenter: DeAndre Martin

    • Topic: Eastpoint Development, overall vision for NE 23rd, kindred spirits, market @ eastpoint, etc

      • Presenter: Quintin H. or Sandino T.

10:00 - 11:00 am

  • Topic: Being a minority in development

  • Presenters: Valerie McMurry, Ashley Terry, Gina Sofola 

11:00 - 12:00 pm 

  • Topic: Construction, Finance, Design Panel Discussion

  • Presenters: Reeve Taron, Wes Anderson, Franklin Wheeler, Bryce Thompson

12:00 - 2:00 pm 

  • Networking Lunch