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Symposium Tickets Now Available: Greasing the Wheels on Office to Residential Conversions

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By The Streetsense Collective

Join DCBIA, DC BID Council, and Streetsense for an insightful exploration of the strategies and policies necessary to enhance the value proposition of downtown urban environments as places to live, work, and visit. Together with our panelists, we will delve into strategies for advancing office-to-residential conversions and navigating financing challenges and regulatory policies.


We will also discuss what it will take to transform formerly office-centric downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods through public and private investments. The discussion will offer tactical insights, expert speakers, and the chance to network with industry leaders. Join this no-holds barred discussion on how to grease the wheels of office-to-residential conversions both nationally and in our nation’s capital.


This event, hosted at Streetsense headquarters inside the historic Wonderbread factory, will begin with breakfast and networking followed by a panel discussion. 



March 28, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 



Streetsense HQ: 641 S Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 



Limited tickets are available for purchase here 



The discussion will be moderated by our Managing Director of Public Non-Profit Solutions, Larisa Ortiz, who is a former New York City Planning Commissioner and a nationally recognized thought leader in downtown public policy issues. From built asset considerations and financing challenges to regulatory policy and public realm investments, the conversation will focus on tactical insights into what it will take to “grease the wheels” on office conversions. Confirmed panelists include:


Nina Albert, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development


Gary Cohen, President and Chairman of Willco


Leona Agouridis, President and CEO, Golden Triangle BID 


Gerren Price, President and CEO, DowntownDC Business Improvement District 


Richard Lake, Founding Partner, Roadside


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