BY EMMA PEPPER, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS, THE HUB
The Downtown Appalachia Redevelopment Initiative, a partnership between Natural Capital Investment Fund and the WV Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU, will offer a nationally recognized training on Main Street – Mixed-Use Real Estate Finance from the National Development Council on March 31 – April 2 in Charleston, WV.
A course overview webinar will be held on February 6 – click here to register for the webinar.
United Bank is the lead sponsor for this training.
Space is limited for this training and interested parties are being asked to submit applications to take part. Applicants must be active in central Appalachia and priority placement will be offered to people working on West Virginia-based projects. The training is valued at $1375, but is being offered free of charge thanks to sponsorship from United Bank and the Downtown Appalachia Redevelopment Initiative.
Applications are due on Friday, February 21. Email a copy of your completed application to Ray Moeller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Approved applicants will be notified by Friday, February 28.
West Virginia towns are at their best when their historic downtowns showcase their vibrant communities. Understanding how to finance mixed-used real estate development is a critical tool to help energize Main Streets with shopping, dining, culture, and entertainment.
Buildings put to use for opportunities like housing, small businesses and retail, local services like accountants and lawyers, arts and culture, and others are at the core of this kind of activity. Mixed-use real estate development allows for one space to have multiple uses.
The training looks at debt, equity and public/private financing tools available for this type of real estate development with a focus on the topics:
- Mixed-Use Development Challenges,
- Mixed Financing,
- Taxes & Real Estate Development, and
- Financing Tools.
Lunch will be provided. Travel scholarships may be made available on a limited basis.
Please direct all questions to Downtown Appalachia Program Lead Ray Moeller at email@example.com or 304-293-0390.