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Dallas Construction & Development

Combating Construction Costs & Labor Shortages, Public-Private Partnerships, The Future of Dallas' 53 Opportunity Zones, and Hot C&D Trends

Event Ended On: Thursday September 6 2018

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Events Speakers and Panels

Development Trends

Getting Deals Done, Revitalizing Submarkets, Opportunity Zones & Public-Private Partnerships

Deann Manchester
United Surgical Partners International

Deann Manchester

VP of Real Estate Development, United Surgical Partners International (USPI)
Evan Williams

Evan Williams

Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Creating Lasting Structures Through Construction & Design

Tackling Construction Costs, New Policies & Tariffs, Materials That Stand The Test Of Time & Role of Tech

Scott Finnell

Scott Finnell

Director of Construction & Development, De La Vega Development


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM
8:40 AM
Opening Remarks: Overcoming the Labor Shortage & Getting Your Pipeline Back on Track
8:40 AM
9:20 AM
Construction Trends: Combatting Construction Costs, Labor Shortages, and Land Prices
9:20 AM
10:00 AM
Development Trends: Getting Deals Done, Booming Submarkets, Opportunity Zones, Public-Private Partnerships
10:00 AM
10:30 AM


The Westin Galleria Dallas
13340 Dallas Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75240

Ballroom: Dallas Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Parking Information: Discounted Valet: $13.99 per car.

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Event Summary

Join us on September 6th to talk about major design, construction & development trends impacting Dallas' building landscape! See those cranes in the sky? Those tell it all - Dallas is the #1 city in the US with the most cconstruction. We'll dive deep into labor and costs that are pushing back pipelines and delaying much needed projects. Phil Crone from The Dallas Builders Association tells us more about getting those timelines back on track, and the initiatives his association is taking to attract a fresh workforce.

From a development perspective, we'll be heading from some of Dallas' most successful developers on getting deals done in a changing and competitive market. Tanya Ragan will join us to talk working with city and non profits to revitalize submarkets such as the West End, and Altera Development talks P3s, opportunity zones and more!

You won't want to miss this! As always, breakfast, content, and plenty of networking time!

1. How can technology be used to mitigate labor deficiencies and cut construction costs?

2. P3's are on the rise in the US. How are developers working best with the community and city to break ground on much-needed projects?

3. In new construction and adaptive reuse projects, to what lengths are developers going to ensure that projects integrate seamlessly into the fabric of the community?

4. How are developers and home builders look to build for the next generation? What materials will stand the test of time?

5. Governor Abbott recently proposed 53 opportunity zones in North Texas.  How and when will communities start to feel an impact? 

6. Is Opportunity Zone (OZ) investment worth the risk?