Join us as we look at the creative and diverse ways that Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) are impacting commercial real estate within their jurisdictions. Our panel comprising leaders of three distinct districts will discuss how they operate, what their priorities are and how they help shape their local real estate markets through a variety of strategies including advocacy, placemaking, community building and neighborhood identity.
Lisa Zahner (moderator) is an economic development and real estate professional who helps create thriving commercial districts and neighborhoods by leveraging her nearly 20 years of combined experience in commercial real estate, project management, local businesses, and government. Lisa is Director of Retail Leasing at Urban Group Real Estate and a CREW SF member.
Karin Flood (panelist) has been the Executive Director of the Union Square Business Improvement District (USBID) for the past seven years. The USBID enhances the experience of Union Square through the provision of clean and safe services as well as marketing and advocacy programs to maintain its standing as a premier San Francisco destination.
Cathy Maupin (panelist) has served as the Executive Director of the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD) for the past 10 years. The YBCBD advances the quality of life for residents and visitors in the Yerba Buena neighborhood by fostering a safer and more secure community, enhancing environmental quality and beauty, and reinforcing the viability of its economic base.
Andrew Robinson (panelist) is the first Executive Director of The East Cut Community Benefit District, San Francisco’s fastest growing neighborhood. Robinson works to ensure that the district’s public realm, community amenities, and services keep pace with the area’s rapid transformation, including major recent developments such as Salesforce Transit Center and Salesforce Tower.
COST: $85 Members | $105 Nonmembers
LOCATION: The City Club of San Francisco | 155 Sansome St, 9th Floor, SF
Register by June 17, 2019
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