Join Virginia Community Capital and the Virginia Economic Developers Association for a conversation with real estate developers Ed Walker and Dave McCormack on October 22nd at 12 pm. Known for their catalytic projects and innovative approaches to rehab and reuse developments, these two developers will share their experience with COVID-19, how it has impacted their current work, and how they are adjusting their approach to future projects.
About the Speakers
Through his work, Dave has recognized the nearly universal struggles of small-town America of identity, population, and economic development — and he is inspired to lead the charge of transformation. To initiate change, Dave created Waukeshaw Development, a successful real estate group in Old Towne Petersburg. Dave works with communities across Virginia and North Carolina to revitalize forgotten treasures. In doing so, he has launched two brewery brands, a popular coffee destination, and hundreds of apartments throughout the Commonwealth.
Waukeshaw achieves its goals by attracting traditional bank financing as well as seeking grants and other incentives. The group also works with an expert team of architects, CPAs, legal professionals, and consultants to syndicate state and federal historic tax credits.
Ed Walker is a community-oriented real estate developer who has founded a number of non-profit and for-profit organizations. His work typically seeks to strengthen communities through social entrepreneurship and the exploration of how communities collaboratively create the conditions necessary for positive transformation. His work is currently focused in Roanoke, Salem, Buena Vista, and Danville.
Ed attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Washington & Lee University School of Law. He served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard and as the Gleitsman Visiting Practitioner at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. In addition to his other projects, he teaches at Washington & Lee’s School of Law.
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