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TCREW Luncheon: Growth and Transformation at Research Triangle Park

April 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-4

DATE

April 6, 2022

LOCATION

Embassy Suites, Cary, NC

TIME

11:30 AM

COST

Free For Members

$75 For Non-Members

Upcoming Event: Growth and Transformation at Research Triangle Park

Growth and Transformation at Research Triangle Park

Established in 1959, Research Triangle Park (RTP) was the first of its kind in the country – a highly-coordinated and successful real estate development effort aimed at locating business headquarters near world-class research and workforce talent. Today, RTP consists of 24 million square feet of built space across 7,000 acres in the center of the Triangle. In response to new demands, opportunities and challenges, RTP’s transformation continues with its Hub, Frontier, and Boxyard developments, bringing more than 2 million more square feet of built space in its first phase, and establishing the Park’s first 24/7 community to support its growing workforce.

Join TCREW in welcoming Scott Levitan, President and CEO, and Linda Hall, Executive Vice President and CFO, as they discuss how RTP is looking to the future.

Additional Event Information

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Networking

12:00 PM – 1:15: Lunch and Program

RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, March 30th by 5:00 PM

Featured Speakers

Scott Levitan, President and CEO

Scott Levitan was hired in August 2017 to lead the Research Triangle Foundation as its CEO & President. He has over 30 years of experience working in mixed-use development, with an emphasis on university-related research parks.

Prior to his current role, Scott was the Vice President of Forest City Realty Trust and Development Director for the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins and the New East Baltimore Community. There, he oversaw a $1.5 billion initiative directly adjacent to The Johns Hopkins University medical campus that includes life science research and office space, residential, retail, a new public park, and a community school. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of Real Estate Development for the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he oversaw all real estate planning and development activities for the Institute. During his tenure, he oversaw the development of Technology Square, a 1.6 million-square-foot institutionally sponsored but privatized development initiative in Midtown Atlanta.

Scott holds a master’s degree in urban design from Harvard University, a master’s in conservation studies from the University of York in York, England, and a bachelor’s in architecture from Louisiana State University. He is active in a number of real estate industry organizations, including the Association of University Research Parks, where he has served on its Board and taught an annual “BioParks 101” seminar.

Linda Hall, Executive VP and CFO

Linda Hall serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina. Linda has led the oversight and management of the Foundation’s finances, investments, human resources, IT, and operations for over 10 years.

In addition to the day-to-day fiscal management of the Foundation’s assets, Linda is heavily involved in the strategic financial positioning of the investments made in RTP and management of properties owned by the Foundation and its subsidiaries. Linda plays a key role in: the Foundation’s laboratory campus redevelopment; the Frontier RTP campus; the Hub RTP mixed-use development planning; and the acquisition, renovation, and leasing for nearly 700K SF of commercial office space.

Linda is a licensed CPA with the South Carolina Board of Accountancy, with over 25 years of experience in both public accounting and in private sectors. Prior to joining the Foundation in April 2007, Linda worked as a consultant in both Florida and North Carolina assisting mid-sized partnerships and corporations in financial, tax, and strategic business planning.

Linda currently serves on the NC IDEA Board, NC Advisory Committee for the Council for Development Finance Agencies, and the TCREW Executive Committee.

Event Sponsors

Highland Roofing Company
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Vari

Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-4
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Venue

Embassy Suites, Cary, NC
201 Harrison Oaks Blvd
Cary, North Carolina 27513