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Tools and Resources to Take Back Vacant & Abandoned Properties
Fall Quarterly Workshop

November 9, 2018

This workshop has been approved for Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
for American Institute of Architects (AIA) in the amount of four credits.

Friday, November 9, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Broadway Federal Building
339 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Tools and Resources to take Back Vacant & Abandoned Properties will focus on the identification, prioritization, and redevelopment of underused, vacant, and abandoned properties. Attendees will learn how to assess the redevelopment potential of a site from both a market basis as well as physical condition.

Attendees will learn how to work with their local government to properly plan for redevelopment both on a broad scale and within the Main Street district. Additionally, attendees will learn fundamentals of real estate financing including potential sources of funding to bring projects from ideation to completion.

Register below using the Sign Up button or download a printable flyer with registration form: Quarterly Workshop Flyer - Cape Girardeau

About the presenter:
Joe Borgstrom is an accomplished professional in the fields of Downtown Redevelopment, Community and Economic Development, Main Street and Placemaking. His 20+ year career includes executive management, project financial structuring and evaluation, fund development, foreign direct investment recruitment, program management, public speaking and consulting. He and his teams have used state and local incentives to leverage more than $2.2 billion in private investment into communities. 

Borgstrom is a principal in the consulting firm, Place & Main Advisors, LLC, which he cofounded with his wife, Kirsten Borgstrom. Place & Main Advisors, LLC specializes in Downtown & Economic Development and related implementation assistance services. Joe has been a featured keynote speaker at statewide downtown conferences ad trainings in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Arkansas, North Carolina and Delaware, multi-time presenter at the National Main Street Conference, and was a featured speaker at the White House Placemaking Summit. Joe was formerly the Director of Downtown & Community Services at MSHDA, which included the national award winning Michigan Main Street program.

You can pre-register for this event by clicking on the Sign Up button below.

Courtyard Marriott
400 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 637001

The Courtyard Marriott is the newly opened historic hotel in downtown Cape Girardeau within walking distance of all meetings and activities.
For reservations, contact Becky at cy-cape.dos@pmihotels.com or 573-275-4991 during business hours.
For additional hotel accommodations, go to visitcape.com.

Registration Fees through October 25, 2018:
    $100 per person for Missouri Main Street Members
    $200 per person for non-members

Beginning October 26th, add $25 per person.

All cancellations/refund request must be submitted in writing or via email. Cancellations after November 5th are not refundable.


Certain project costs have been underwritten by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Neighborhood Assistance Program and the USDA Rural Housing Service.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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