Developing Building Owners into Developers

Learning Approach: Concept Exploration

| Sheraton New Orleans, Napoleon A | Posted: Tuesday, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Combat blight and the disinvestment in your downtown by encouraging building owners to think with a developer’s mindset. Learn how to encourage property owners to invest in downtown buildings, what the public sector can do to stimulate investment, and what tools property owners can use to make projects work. This session will you teach downtown property owners to think more like developers and derive income from their asset.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how everyone can and must think with an entrepreneurial mindset!
  2. Understand what the public sector can do to help take away the risk from building owners and make investing more palatable.
  3. Help property owners learn to think more like developers and see their asset as a money maker and not a tax write-off.
  4. Find out what makes a real estate project work and demystify the development process


For more information contact:

Jeff Siegler, Heritage Ohio
Jeff attended Ohio Wesleyan University where he received his bachelors degree in economics management. While working for a historic tax credit developer In Richmond, Virginia Jeff completed his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in urban revitalization. Prior to becoming the director of revitalization at Heritage Ohio, Jeff worked as the director of the Lancaster Special Improvement District and Main Street Lancaster.

Lisa Patt-McDaniel, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Ms. Patt-McDaniel joined Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) in 2011 as Director of Community Development. In this capacity, she is responsible for growing a set of relations and products related to community development, including working with cities and in rural areas around housing issues such as vacant housing, leveraging local community development resources, and convening community development officials around common issues. She is also responsible for helping to raise equity with corporations in Ohio. Prior to joining OCCH, Ms. Patt-McDaniel spent over 20 years at the Ohio Department of Development working in the areas of community, economic and workforce development, ending her career there as the Director of the Department and a member of the Governor's Cabinet. Ms. Patt-McDaniel is a Certified Economic Development Professional (EDP) through the National Development Council. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from Miami University and a Master's of Public Administration from the John Glenn School of Public Policy at The Ohio State University.