Explore How Visionary Leadership Transforms Communities
As we’ve experienced throughout our careers, the vision for diverse communities is linked to economic development, and we often turn to the leadership within our jurisdictions to pursue our community’s evolution. Join us to hear from a few visionaries and learn how their leadership took communities to new heights.
Marc Weller is a senior real estate professional with over twenty years of experience in the residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate market. He has previously owned, directed, and managed many aspects of real estate enterprises, including development and construction companies. Mr. Weller is an experienced business manager with a consistent track record of successfully employing best business practices to reduce operating costs, increase production, and bring development projects to successful completion.
Mr. Weller founded and established Sagamore Development with Under Armour Founder and CEO, Kevin Plank, to redefine Baltimore through the acquisition, development, and programming of land in Port Covington. He organized and staffed the business enterprise and acquired over 250 acres of waterfront properties through multiple large-scale transactions. Since its inception, Sagamore Development has evolved into a full service real estate company with a full offering of services and expertise including acquisition, development, construction management, and property management.
Jake Day is the newly-elected Mayor of Salisbury. Born and raised in Salisbury, he was elected to the City Council at the age of 30 and unanimously elected President on a platform of placemaking, positivity, and high quality revitalization. Since Jake’s election, Downtown Salisbury has been experiencing a renaissance and the City has made major new investments in bike infrastructure, streetscape, design processes and economic development.
Meanwhile, communication, collaboration and community spirit have reemerged as norms in the Capital of the Eastern Shore. Jake served as founding Director of the Center for Towns – a community design and engagement program serving the towns of the Eastern Shore. Jake has served as national President of the American Institute of Architecture Students and Editor-in-Chief of CRIT, a journal of architecture. A Richard Upjohn Fellow, he served on the American Institute of Architects national Board of Directors.
In September 2013, Anthony Rodgers co-founded the private equity buyout group, Antson Capital Partners. Antson focuses on acquiring small to middle market companies and their associated real estate in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Prior to co-founding Antson, Anthony spent nearly 20 years in a variety of executive leadership positions for A&R Companies. A&R is a private, family owned, diversified real estate development firm focused on the Baltimore-Washington market. A&R’s portfolio includes residential, commercial, and mixed-used development ranging in value from $1 million to $152 million. The company has led the development of real estate with an aggregate value of more than $900 million. As Executive Vice President, he oversaw the real estate development and construction division, as well as its financing and investment structures.
The Vision to Leadership Panel is slated for Monday, May 2nd from 9:45-10:45 a.m. If you are unable to attend the conference in its entirety, view our ” a la carte” registration options.