Learn from seasoned private and non-profit developers on how small-scale development occurs and what you can do to help make it happen in your historic district. Hear how a project goes from idea to completely rehabbed, how a building makes money, and how developers interact with the regulatory environment. Zoning, tax credits, and underwriting oh my! By the end, you’ll be thinking like a developer.
Kevin Krulewitch, Principal, Real Estate Alternative, LLC. Kevin has directed the redevelopment and new construction of over $35 million dollars of real estate since 1987. A graduate, with honors, from Boston University, he is a non-practicing CPA with over 35 years of public and private accounting experience. Kevin and his development partners have received numerous awards acknowledging their redevelopment efforts ranging from in-fill housing to sensitive historic rehabilitation. As a consultant, Kevin supports projects and works with local and national developers on project financing, financial modeling and real estate development matters. He has served on numerous boards and philanthropic committees including the Board of Directors of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, Hill District CDC (Pittsburgh, PA), Preservation Action, and many other historical and cultural organizations.
Seth Walsh, Executive Director of the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (College Hill CURC), A native of St. Joseph, Michigan, Seth moved to Cincinnati to attend Xavier University. Seth was elected Student Body President while at Xavier, which led to him getting more involved in the Greater Cincinnati community and ultimately deciding to put down roots in Cincinnati after graduation. In 2016, Seth took on the role of Executive Director of the College Hill CURC, a non-profit community development corporation located in the diverse and historic College Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati. College Hill CURC works closely with residents, neighborhood associations, business owners, and strategic partners to revitalize the Hamilton Avenue Business District to improve the surrounding community. Recent growth in the organization has led to them owning 31 buildings, over $83 million in development with another $56 million lined up in coming years working to bring the district back to life.