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The 2nd Annual PlaceKeepers Minority Developers Conference:

A New Approach

Saturday, July 30, 2022

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

OSU Discovery Building

300 NE 9th Street OKC, OK 73104

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Minority communities across the country 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 PlaceKeepers Minority Developers Conference to bring aspiring and practicing real estate professionals, community developers, placemakers, and grass-roots organizers together for an experience focused on place based, community-led approaches to real estate development in minority communities. 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.

PlaceKeeper's Minority Developer's Conference 2021

Session 1: A NE OKC Renaissance

 

Dr. Quintin Hughes Sr. - President of NE Oklahoma City Renaissance

Denyvetta Davis - President of the NE OKC Neighborhood Coalition

 

Dr. Quintin Hughes and Denyvetta Davis open the 2021 PlaceKeepers Minority Developers Conference by discussing priorities, initiatives, and areas of focus for the built environment in NE Oklahoma City.

Session 2: Public Spaces and Development.

 

Nikki Nice - Councilwoman of Ward 7 in Oklahoma City 

 

Camal Pennington - Planning Commission Oklahoma City Ward 7

Elizabeth Larios - Project Manager for the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City 

Daisy Muñoz - Capital Access Manager at Progress OKC/MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board

 

Our esteemed panelists sit down to discuss how public spaces such as schools and parks are affected by development, and each persons role in the process.

Session 3: Live, Work, and Play

 

Gina Sofola - CEO of Sofola and Associates

DeAndre Martin - Project Manager at the OKC Innovation District

Dr. Quintin Hughes Sr. - President of NE Oklahoma City Renaissance

 The Live, Work, Play panel discusses the jobs coming to the Innovation District, how Page Woodson can support the housing needs of the employment growth, and how the Eastpoint Development can serve as the play for the community with businesses like Kindred Spirits and Spiked Coffee.

Session 4: Women in Development

 

Valerie McMurry - Co Founder of Ground Root Development

Ashley Terry - Vice President of Development at Wheeler District

Gina Sofola - CEO of Sofola and Associates

This panel sits down to discuss the challenges they have had to overcome as women in development.

Session 5: Construction, Finance, and Design

 

Reeve Tarron - Senior Vice President at Legacy Bank

John Day - CEO of First Security Bank

Franklin Wheeler - President at Franklin.Build

Jorge Charneco - Managing Principal at Miles Architecture

 

This panel discusses the relationship and process of engaging a General Contractor, Architect, and Lender.