ULI SE Florida/Caribbean: The Business Case for Resilience in Southeast Florida Webinar

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Join us November 17th to learn about our new report, The Business Case for Resilience in Southeast Florida

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Speakers

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Alec Bogdanoff

Principal & Co-Founder, Brizaga

Alec is Principal Scientist and Co-Founder of Brizaga, leading communications, outreach, and science for the company. He founded Brizaga to focus on assisting businesses and communities in becoming more resilient to the effects of sea level rise and long-term environmental changes. He has nearly two decades of political experience, including managing campaigns, and extensive experience in science communication. Alec has addressed the Climate Solutions Caucus and Florida legislature on the financial implications of sea level rise. He holds a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program in Oceanography, and a M.S. and B.S. in Meteorology from Florida State University. Alec’s research specializes in large-dataset creation and manipulation, satellite remote sensing, air-sea interaction, turbulence, and ocean modeling. Alec served as a John A. Knauss Sea Grant Fellow for a United States Senator on Capitol Hill focusing on ocean, environmental, climate, and fisheries policy. He also previously worked for a startup company focused on flood risk, managing much of the day-to-day science and operations for the company. While at MIT, he led the Science Policy Initiative, which assisted scientists and engineers in learning how to effectively communicate science to policy-makers and the general public. Additionally, at WHOI, he was involved in the Broader Impacts Group that served to facilitate integrating the science and scientists in Woods Hole with the local community. At Florida State, Alec served as the Science Outreach Coordinator for the North Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. With a motivated group of officers, the chapter spearheaded making Florida State the first National Weather Service certified StormReady university in the state of Florida.

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Scott MacLaren

President, Stiles

Scott MacLaren was promoted to President of Stiles in 2016 as part of the company's long-term succession plan. As a member of the company's executive leadership team, he is focused on day-to-day operations and overall strategy. He plays an integral role in driving Stiles' future pipeline of activity, including development, acquisitions and third-party services. Since joining Stiles in 1999, Mr. MacLaren has held roles of increasing responsibility in all aspects of sales, financing, acquisitions and asset management, and has directed numerous ground-up development projects. He is highly experienced in the development and redevelopment of neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-use projects as well as the acquisition of value-add commercial properties and new land inventory. Most recently, Mr. MacLaren served as President of Stiles North Carolina Operations, in which he developed and executed the company's growth strategy in North Carolina as well as select Southeastern US markets. His team is credited with successfully establishing the Stiles brand and reputation throughout that region while building a pipeline of development projects. He also previously served as Senior Vice President of Stiles Real Estate Investments, in which he focused his efforts on the pursuit of new retail and multi-family development opportunities throughout Florida. Prior to joining Stiles, Mr. MacLaren worked in the finance division of Sony Corporation. He is a licensed Florida real estate salesperson and graduate from the University of Florida with both an undergraduate degree in Finance and an MBA. Mr. MacLaren has been actively involved in numerous professional and community organizations, including Urban Land Institute, University of Florida Real Estate Advisory Board, Jack and Jill Children's Center, American Heart Association's Broward Heart Walk, Habitat for Humanity, Boca Raton Planning and Zoning Board, the Soccer Association of Boca Raton, and St. Joan of Arc Church.

Speaker

Katharine Burgess

Vice President, Urban Resilience, Urban Land Institute

As Vice President of Urban Resilience, Katharine Burgess leads the Urban Land Institute's Urban Resilience Program. Through research, advisory services, convenings and outreach, ULI’s Urban Resilience Program provides ULI members, the public, and communities across the United States with information on how to be more resilient in the face of climate change and other environmental vulnerabilities. At ULI, she has authored and co-authored recent reports on climate resilience, real estate and land use including Climate Change and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making, Harvesting the Value of Water and Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate. An urban planner, she has fifteen years of experience practicing in the US, UK and Germany, with global project work across the US, Europe and Asia. She began her career managing post-Katrina hurricane recovery charrettes commissioned by the States of Louisiana and Mississippi and the City of New Orleans, and subsequently worked in masterplanning and land use consulting. Her research work has included landscape performance research for the Landscape Architecture Foundation, as well as international urban policy research for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship program. She holds an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics and a BA from Williams College.

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John Seiler

Chair, South Florida Business Council

John P. "Jack" Seiler is a principal lawyer of Seiler, Zaden, Rimes & Wahlbrink and served as the 41st Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was elected mayor in 2009 and re-elected in 2012. He previously served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008 representing District 92 which is located in Broward County, Florida. He also served as council member and mayor in Wilton Manors.