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2nd Annual WLI Field Trip: Fort Wayne

November 1, 2018
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Hatch
6161 North Hillside Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220


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Learn about new development opportunities and network with colleagues on an excursion to Indiana’s second largest city.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc has identified “five bold projects” transforming the region, shown on this webpage and video.

We will tour and learn about the  following project sites:

  • Electric Works
  • Ash Building
  • Skyline Plaza
  • Metro Building
  • Boutique hotel
  • The Landing
  • The Riverfront
  • Hive

NOTE: This event will include a walking tour and construction activity. Attendees should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Tour Leaders  

John Urbahns
Executive Vice President of Economic Development
Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.
Prior to joining GFW Inc., John Urbahns was the director of community development for the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and performed numerous duties within the Division of Community Development. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental design, and a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He holds accreditation as a certified planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners. John previously worked as a planning and community development consultant and has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Engaged in the Fort Wayne community, John currently serves on numerous boards.

Jeff Kingsbury
Managing Principal
Greenstreet Ltd.

Jeff is Managing Principal of Greenstreet Ltd., an Indianapolis-based strategic planning and real estate practice that specializes in leveraging sustainable strategies in the redevelopment of urban places. Jeff’s experience includes over 25 years in the planning and development of urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the US. Having been a principal in the development and disposition of over $350 million in real estate, Jeff has consulted on planning, economic development, and regulatory issues for private sector clients as well as cities, counties, and non-profits in 16 states and two foreign countries. Jeff currently serves as chair of mission advancement for ULI Indiana. The founding chair of the Redevelopment and Reuse Council, he has served as chair of the Sustainable Development Council, a juror for the Institute’s Global Awards for Excellence, and an advisor for ULI’s Committee on Climate Change, Land Use and Energy. Co-author of the book Developing Sustainable Planned Communities (ULI, 2007), Jeff is a teacher and frequent speaker for Georgetown University, Pace University, Ball State University, University of Indianapolis, The Conservation Fund, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Association of Home Builders and ULI.

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7:30am – Depart The Hatch
9:30am – Arrive Ft Wayne
10:15am-11:15am – Electric Works tour (starting at 1020 Swinney Ave.) with Jeff Kingsbury, Greenstreet Ltd.
11:30am-1:30pm – Lunch at Proximo, featuring presentation by John Urbahns, Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.
1:45pm-3:30pm – Walking tours of multiple projects (see above) with John Urbahns, Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.
4:00pm – depart Fort Wayne
6:00pm – return to The Hatch


Women Members  – $90
Women Non-members – $120

Exception – Women in greater Ft Wayne who are new to ULI and don’t need transportation – please email uli.indiana@uli.org for information on how to register.

What WLI Members Are Saying 

“I highly recommend the WLI out of market trips. Last year’s trip to Louisville was phenomenal! Not only did I get to hear about great projects in Louisville and meet ULI/WLI members in Louisville, I also had the opportunity to bond with other Indiana WLI members. These trips are great to explore what’s going on in other markets and network with your peers locally and regionally.”
– Angela Wethington, J.D., CCIM, Scannell Properties

“The WLI Louisville field trip was a great way to connect on a deeper level with fellow women members from Indiana.  We were able to experience an amazing program together and enrich our professional and personal relationships.”
– Kelli Lawrence, Cityscape Residential

“The 2017 ULI Indiana field trip to Louisville was a wonderful experience! It was a great way to connect with women from our city through mutual interests, with an emphasis on growing business.”
– Carrie Sermersheim, American Structurepoint, Inc.

“The WLI field trips provide excellent opportunities to connect one-on-one with women leaders you might not meet otherwise. I enjoyed meeting other ULI Indiana members in an informal, fun environment that allowed us to connect both personally and professionally.”
– Molly Burns, F.A. Wilhelm Construction

Click here to view a list of attendees.

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