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YLG Master Class: Public Outreach

May 16, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
33 Arch Street, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02110 United States
Eliza Daeschler


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The Master Class is geared towards Young Leaders who have spent most of their career working in one area of the real estate development industry and are seeking to gain exposure in other areas from some of the leading professionals in the Boston area.

The Master Class is a five-course curriculum, but registration for each session is separate. Those who attend all 5 courses will receive a certificate of completion.

Session 1: Market Analysis and Site Selection: April 30th
Session 2: Public Outreach: May 16th
Session 3: Environmental Permitting: TBD
Session 4: Construction: TBD
Session 5: Marketing & Leasing: TBD

Registration for the next session will come available as the date and location are confirmed.

This year’s second Master Class will focus on Public Outreach. Pamela McDermott of McDermott Ventures and Karin Brandt of coUrbanize will focus on how they have engaged stakeholders for real estate development projects in Boston, Cambridge, the suburbs and Washington, DC.

What is public outreach?
What are the regulatory requirements for public outreach?
What are the benefits of public outreach?
What does public outreach look like?

Come ready with questions to participate in an engaging discussion on Public Outreach.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Karin Brandt, Founder and CEO, coUrbanize

coUrbanize is a digital platform that modernizes community outreach for real estate developers and municipalities. An urban planner by training, Karin created coUrbanize in 2013 to enable more effective community engagement throughout the planning and development process. City planners and real estate developers across the United States and Canada have used coUrbanize on over 300 projects to reach more community members, overcome NIMBYism, and build better projects faster.

Karin holds a master’s degree in city planning from MIT and began her career in urban development at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, where she co-edited Infrastructure and Land Policies. In 2018, she was selected as one of Real Estate Forum’s 50 Under 40 in Commercial Real Estate.


Pamela G. McDermott, Founder and CEO, McDermott Ventures 

McDermott Ventures is a marketing communications and public affairs firm specializing in real estate, partnering with private, institutional, not-for-profit, and public clients on a wide range of development, planning, marketing and branding assignments.  McDermott Ventures is Pamela’s fourth start-up entrepreneurial firm and builds upon her 30+ years of consulting experience.

Pamela has built a reputation as one of New England’s leading public strategists, based upon her expertise in public policy issues, community relations, and stakeholder communications, including all traditional and digital media.   She has provided counsel to Fortune 500 companies, national real estate firms, entrepreneurial ventures, health care and educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

Pamela received the Women of Finance, Investment and Real Estate from Banker and Tradesman, the real estate and finance publication of the Northeast. Pamela was named a recipient of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Award in Entrepreneurship, awarded to women in Greater Boston who have achieved excellence in business and management, and was named in “BOSTON” Magazine as one of “The Top 100 Women in Boston”.  She also received the New England Council’s Leadership Award to Women in Business and served two terms as President of New England Women in Real Estate (CREW).

 Member only
Young Leader (under 35) $45
Student (full time) $35
Register online before May 14th, 2019.

Click here to view a list of attendees.

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