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CI’s Fairfield County Owner’s Forum Goes Virtual

Hartford, CT – The Construction Institute’s annual Fairfield County Owner’s Forum will be virtual this year. The popular event is scheduled for Thursday, June 4 at 8:30 a.m.

2020’s panel of owners and developers will be discussing their current and future projects reusing existing spaces and revamping existing buildings to revitalize communities. With current economic pressures, capturing the value of underutilized properties and reusing existing building stock is crucial to revitalizing neighborhoods in communities of all sizes. This topic is more important than ever, as technology profoundly affects our economy in fascinating ways. Visit to register for the webinar.

Below is this year’s panel of speakers:

Gary Flocco

Gary Flocco is a partner at Corvus Capital Partners, LLC., the developer of Cherry Street Lofts in Bridgeport, a multi-phased mixed-use project. That development site consists of eight buildings on a city block that boasts a school and 350 residential units. Flocco is interested in diversified community development that creates workforce housing.

Clayton Fowler is a founding partner of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. Fowler has 40 years of experience in acquisition, development,

Clayton Fowler

construction, and management of commercial and residential projects. He is also a managing partner of Hoyt Street Properties, a 3,000-unit urban development with 2,300 units completed to date, and Spinnaker St. Louis, a large scale, historic preservation and adaptive reuse project in downtown St. Louis.

David Genovese

David Genovese founded Baywater Properties in 2001, following a 12-year career in real estate investment banking in New York and London. Prior to founding Baywater, Genovese served as co-head of real estate investment banking for Credit Suisse First Boston. Previously, Genovese served as a managing director in Bankers Trust Company’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group.

Courtney Hendricson

Courtney Hendricson has over 15 years of experience as a local economic developer with expertise in commercial real estate and business retention and attraction. Passionate about local government and its direct impact on residents and business, she oversees AdvanceCT’s (formallyCERC) services to municipalities, including economic and land-use support such as regulatory process improvement, commercial real estate analysis, and targeted business retention and recruitment strategies.

Kermit Thompson

Kermit Thompson represents School Construction, Grants and Review for the Department of Administrative Services, State of Connecticut. The Office of School Construction Grants and Review is responsible for the grant administration of all Connecticut public school construction projects seeking authorization for a state grant commitment, actively serving the 169 Connecticut municipalities, 17 regional school districts and six regional educational service centers in the project application process.

Matt Seebeck

Matt Seebeck, CSM is the senior general manager for the retail sector at Brookfield Properties. He is an experienced commercial real estate portfolio manager, team leader, team builder, and MBA with a demonstrated history of working in the urban and suburban facilities. In his career, Seebeck has overseen P&L, retained and grown income while reducing expense and integrating operations analytics, identified new retail experiences, managed municipal and governmental relationships, deployed capital, and managed debt and partner relationships.


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