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DMV Construction Finance Summit

How Rising Construction Costs - and Labor Shortages - are Rocking Greater DC's Development Market

Event Ended On: Wednesday February 13 2019

Registration Questions? **Please note we have pricing tiers based on ticket availability. Ticket prices will increase once we sell out of the current pricing tier. We cannot redeem a lower price once the ticket prices have been raised. **Bisnow is a cashless, checkless operation. Please only submit payment via credit card.

Events Speakers and Panels

The GC Perspective

How Construction Firms are Grappling with Rising Construction Costs

Gerard Heiber

Gerard Heiber

President, UIPGC

Construction Finance: New Sources + Structures

David Webb

David Webb

Vice Chairman, CBRE


Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Registration, Networking and Breakfast
9:00 AM
9:10 AM
Opening Remarks: Yulia Yanni, RealAtom
9:10 AM
9:50 AM
The GC Perspective
Everything You Need to Know about Construction
9:50 AM
10:30 AM
Construction Finance: Sources & Structures
Structuring Your Debt and Securing Financing
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
More Networking!


The Hamilton Live
600 14th Street NW, near Metro Center
Washington D.C. 20005

Event Space: The Hamilton Live, F Street Entrance

Parking Information:
LAZ Parking Garage: 1455 F Street NW (just West of the Hamilton F Street entrance). Rates vary.

PMI Garage: (1.5 blocks from venue)
1 Hour: $14
2 Hours: $20

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Event Summary

When asked what the greatest challenge developers face when approaching a new project, the answer is generally unanimous across the board - construction costs. But what does that exactly mean?

From construction litigation to rising labor and material costs, conflicts in construction and on the rise - and both construction firms and developers are starting to worry. Who will step in to manage sites when project managers are not in abundance?

What materials can help to keep costs down - but still deliver an efficient, safe finished product? And how are companies creatively financing these projects so the development pipeline doesn't grind to a halt? Join Bisnow and DC's top developers, construction firms, financiers, and more as we tackle these tough questions and more. It's an event you don't want to miss! Join the fun on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #BisnowDC and don't forget to follow @BisnowDC!

For questions, recommendations, comments, or press inquiries please email our DC event producer, Elizabeth Baker


1. What exactly do we mean when we say construction costs

2. How are developers in the multifamily sector handling rising costs in construction labor, as well as the rise in the cost of construction materials?

3. With an unqualified labor pool pouring into the DMV, how long can developers anticipate projects being extended to?

4. When - and will - construction costs eventually stop rising, and what will be the catalyst to halt such growth? 

5. What strategies can developers take on to keep construction costs down, such as modular construction or innovative technology?