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CDFA Texas Conference
Austin, TX
April 23, 2015

Intro EB-5 Finance WebCourse
April 28-29, 2015
Daily: 12-5pm (EDT)

CDFA Colorado Conference
Steamboat Springs, CO
April 29, 2015

Yale CEFF & CDFA Energy Finance Webinar Series
1:00pm - 2:00pm (EDT)
May 5, 2015

CDFA Illinois Conference
Chicago, IL
May 13, 2015

CDFA Brownfields Project Marketplace
Daily: 1-5pm (EDT)
May 19, 2015

Intro Energy Finance WebCourse
May 27-28, 2015
Daily: 12-5pm (EDT)

CDFA California Webcast: Creative Economic Development Financing
1:00pm - 2:00pm (EDT)
June 3, 2015

CDFA Georgia Conference
Atlanta, GA
June 4, 2015

Advanced Bond Finance WebCourse
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June 10-11, 2015

CDFA Pennsylvania Conference
Harrisburg, PA
June 11, 2015

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Lake Buena Vista, FL
August 5-6, 2015

CDFA Summer School
St. Louis, MO
August 10-14, 2015

Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course
St. Louis, MO
August 10, 2015

Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance WebCourse
St. Louis, MO
August 11-12, 2015

Intro Tax Increment Finance Course
St. Louis, MO
August 11-12, 2015

Intro Bond Finance Course
St. Louis, MO
August 13-14, 2015

Intro Rural Finance Course
St. Louis, MO
August 13-14, 2015

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September 1, 2015

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September 17, 2015

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Detroit, MI
October 7, 2015

CDFA Washington Roundtable
Seattle, WA
October 13, 2015

CDFA Oregon Conference
Portland, OR
October 15, 2015

CDFA Kentucky Conference
Lexington, KY
October 22, 2015

CDFA South Carolina Conference
Charleston, SC
November 3, 2015

CDFA National Development Finance Summit
Charleston, SC
November 3-6, 2015

Intro Brownfields Finance Course
Charleston, SC
November 4, 2015

CDFA California Conference
Sacramento, CA
November 19, 2015

Intro Brownfields Finance Course
OverviewAgendaLocationRegistration
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Bank of America, Merrill Lynch BNY Mellon Bricker & Eckler LLP Bryan Cave LLP Business Oregon CohnReznick Frost Brown Todd, LLC Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP Ice Miller LLP KeyBanc Capital Markets Kutak Rock LLP MB Financial Bank, NA Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc. Seyfarth Shaw LLP Squire Patton Boggs Stern Brothers & Co. Stifel Nicolaus S.B. Friedman & Company U.S. Bank Wells Fargo Securities
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Overview

The Intro Brownfields Finance Course is the industry’s only comprehensive training curriculum that helps economic developers, policy makers and real estate professionals understand and master the financing strategies for the lifecycle of a brownfield property. During this course, attendees will walk through the entire brownfields redevelopment process from understanding the basics of brownfields and legal and regulatory challenges to unearthing the myriad financing tools available to both clean-up and build-up these contaminated or polluted sites.

Brownfields pose both perceived and real threats to the health, safety and economic future of many communities. These sites often come with lingering legal, regulatory and site control challenges on top of the underlying environmental hurdles and can become major roadblocks to economic development. Economic developers, policy makers and real estate professional from all sizes of communities are encouraged to attend to explore the financing tools available to projects as small as a gas station clean-up to larger adaptive reuse case studies of major legacy site contamination sites.

This course qualifies for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

By attending, you will:
  • Understand the basics of brownfields
  • Learn the history of contamination, brownfields development and redevelopment, and the clean-up movement
  • Examine the legal and regulatory landscape
  • Discuss barriers to clean-up, including financial, environmental, planning, site control, liability, etc.
  • Discover essential financing sources for clean-up and redevelopment, including tax credits, TIF, bonds, RLFs, and more
  • Evaluate the potential financing tools available and why they may or may not work
  • Consider build out strategies that incorporate image, community buy-in, developers, and land control
  • Discuss case studies from urban, suburban, rural, adaptive reuse, creative reuse, and historic developments
You will learn through:

  • Lecture
  • Real life case studies
  • Presentations from industry experts
Topics covered include:

  • Definitions, descriptions and terms in brownfield redevelopment
  • The basics and history of brownfield clean-up
  • Environmental, legal and regulatory barriers to clean-up and redevelopment
  • Clean-up financing programs, tools, resources and mechanism
  • Post clean-up financing methods, tools, programs and partnerships
  • Addressing misperceptions and image challenges
  • Layered financing models
  • Case studies – urban, suburban, rural, legacy, adaptive reuse and public-private partnerships
Who should attend?

  • Bond issuers
  • Economic development professionals
  • Community development professionals
  • Elected officials
  • Government and nonprofit finance officers
  • Corporate trustees
  • Legal counsel
  • Underwriters
  • Commercial bankers
  • Accountants
  • Financial advisors
  • Policy makers
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Agenda
The agenda for the Intro Brownfields Finance Course will be announced soon.

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Location

The Intro Brownfields Finance Course will take place during the 2015 National Development Finance Summit. This will be held at the The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel located in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC.

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel 
115 Meeting Street 
Charleston, SC 29401 
Phone: 843-577-2400

CDFA has arranged a significantly reduced room rate of $194.00 (plus tax and service fees) per night for a standard room (single or double occupancy). Hotel rooms are available from November 2-7 at the reduced rate if reservations are made before October 8. This rate is not guaranteed if reservations are made after the cut-off date or if the hotel is sold-out. Please reserve your room early. 

>>>Reserve Hotel Rooms Online

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Registration

The Intro Brownfields Finance Course qualifies for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

Register before September 4, 2015 for Early-Bird Rates.

Early-Bird RegistrationStandard Registration
Member$400.00$450.00
Non-Member$500.00$550.00

Register Today!
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