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YLG Masters Class: Design and Engineering

March 28, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
226 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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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. If you register for the first class, you will receive 20% any subsequent classes!


Session 1: Design & Engineering : March 28th
Session 2: Permitting: April 18th
Session 3: Financing : May TBD
Session 4: Development : May TBD
Session 5: Operations: June TBD

Registration for the following sessions will come available as the dates and locations are confirmed


The first of the five-session Master Class will focus on the Design & Engineering aspects of the real estate development process. James Gray and David Odeh will take participants through the trade-offs they encounter in regards to the geotechnical challenges, layout of uses, types of mechanical systems, structural requirements, marketability of product types and the technology used to pull it all together into one plan. Come ready with questions to participate in an engaging discussion on Design & Engineering. Light refreshments will be provided. After the session concludes, we will continue the discussion and network at a nearby bar.



James Gray:┬áSenior Principal – Stantec

James spearheads many of the firm’s large, high-profile, mixed-use projects. In particular, he has played a leading role in the transformation of Boston’s Seaport District through such projects as 315 on A, Pier 4, Watermark Seaport, and One Channel Center, which represent more than 900 new residential units, 40,000 SF of new retail space, and 500,000 SF of new office space in the district. His passion for cities and understanding of commercial and multifamily real estate help him translate design visions into high performing assets that enhance their communities.


David Odeh: Principal, Odeh Engineers

David Odeh is a Principal at Odeh Engineers, Inc., a leading structural engineering consulting firm with offices in Providence and Boston. He has over 20 years of experience in the design and analysis of building structures throughout the United States, with particular emphasis in the development and application of digital design tools to structural engineering practice. David served as the President of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE in 2015-2016, andis a Fellow of SEI and of ASCE. He has served on the adjunct faculty of the Brown University School of Engineering in Providence for over 15 years, and teaches courses in structural analysis and design of buildings.


Pre-registration for this event is closed. On-site registration is available at the event. If you have any questions please email eliza.daeschler@uli.org




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