ULI Philadelphia: Land Use Policy and the Housing Shortage in Delaware [IN PERSON]


2021-10-21T09:00:00 - 2021-10-21T11:00:00

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    Tonic 111 W 11th ST Wilmington, DE 19801-1230 UNITED STATES
    There is both a local and national housing crisis that some land use policies have helped create and exacerbate. Our panelists will explore local housing challenges in the state of Delaware, such as zoning ordinances and NIMBYism, and the tools and opportunities we have to meaningfully address these challenges for the betterment of our communities.
    Online registration for the in person program has closed. A limited number of on site registrations will be available. To register for the virtual version of this program, click here. 


    NOTE: For the interim, ULI Philadelphia requires all attendees to wear masks, provide proof of vaccine, and complete a health assessment the day of the event. ULI is using a market-leading app utilized by many large venues and airports, which will enable all attendees to upload their proof of vaccination and complete their health survey. More information will be provided to all registrants prior to the event. Learn more.



    Ted Williams

    President, Landmark Science & Engineering

    Ted C. Williams is a registered professional civil engineer in Delaware and Pennsylvania. He has over 44 years of comprehensive experience in planning, site design and project management of various types of residential, commercial, office, institutional, industrial and large, mixed-use land development, transportation and construction projects. He specializes in traffic impact studies, transportation engineering, site design and stormwater management for private and public clients in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. He has extensive local knowledge regarding zoning codes, land use matters, and has been successful with agency processing, public hearings and plan approvals. Mr. Williams is President and chairman of Landmark Science & Engineering, a 34-year-old Delaware site/civil engineering, environmental and land surveying consulting firm. He leads a technical staff of 30 from the headquarters in Newark, DE and branch office in Aberdeen, MD. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, with a Transportation concentration, at Drexel University in Philadelphia in 1990. Mr. Williams was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and as Delaware Engineer of the Year in 2020. He currently serves as Chairman of Delaware’s Council on Transportation (COT) and as Trustee of ACEC Business Insurance Trust (BIT). He is the Immediate Past-President of Committee of 100 and has served as National Chairman of ACEC and Chairman of the state’s Transportation Trust Fund Task Force.


    Charuni Patibanda

    Economic Development Director, New Castle County

    Charuni Patibanda serves as New Castle County Economic Development Director. Patibanda’s work as a senior advisor to the County Executive focuses on continuing to make the County a great place to start, grow, and expand business. She will bolster the County’s ecosystem for enterprise by coordinating the County’s support for entrepreneurship competitions and business incubator opportunities, and continue growing relationships with the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, Delaware Division of Small Business, and state and local Chambers of Commerce. Patibanda oversees several current New Castle County economic development initiatives in progress, including the New Castle County Airport request for proposal process and helping New Castle County build back better after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining New Castle County, Patibanda most recently co-founded, and served as president of The McOsker Group, a consulting firm which develops political strategies for a variety of hospitality, media, outdoor advertising, healthcare, and development clients. She also served in associate attorney roles with Sheppard Mullin and Glaser Weil, both in Los Angeles, where she focused on land use, government contracts, and regulatory matters in the region. Patibanda advocated on a broad range of economic development projects for her clients and worked closely with local elected officials and staff to shape municipal ordinances and public policy issues, including home-sharing, police reform, and other measures affecting the business and workforce environments. While the bulk of Patibanda’s professional experience comes from west coast firms, her roots are firmly planted in New Castle County. She is a graduate of the Tower Hill School and a former student at Skyline Middle School. Patibanda received her law degree from Emory University and her combined master’s and bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.


    Mike Hoffman

    Attorney, Tarabicos Grosso, LLP

    Mike practices primarily in the areas of land use, zoning, and land development. Having previously represented several Delaware municipalities on a wide range of issues, including land use matters, Mike has a keen understanding of the administrative process and a proven ability to manage sophisticated and sensitive matters. He has extensive experience in all aspects of land use, including property due diligence, community outreach, hearings before legislative and administrative bodies, and all phases of the entitlement process from conception to completion. Mike’s land use practice primarily focuses on projects in New Castle County, the City of Wilmington, and the City of Newark, although he has handled projects in several other jurisdictions throughout Delaware. He also currently serves as legal counsel to the Board of Public Works for the City of Lewes, a municipal utility provider.


    Joy Barrist

    Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

    Joy A. Barrist offers a full range of commercial real estate law services involving the finance, acquisition, sale, lease and development of complex multimillion-dollar real estate projects throughout Delaware, around the country and internationally. She regularly represents banks and lending institutions, private equity firms, investors, developers, owners, landlords, and tenants. Joy consistently represents both lenders and borrowers in various types of commercial real estate financing transactions, including acquisition, development and construction lending. Her experience also includes CMBS and mezzanine debt transactions. She handles finance and other real estate matters for all asset classes including multifamily, hospitality, office, retail, industrial, mixed-use and medical. Joy represents financial institutions as lead lenders and participants in syndicated loan transactions. Her practice also includes the representation of lenders in workouts, financial restructuring, loan sales and the purchase of loan pool portfolios. In addition to real estate finance, her experience extends to asset-based finance (including equipment, inventory and receivables financing), working capital lines of credit and various other complex commercial loan facilities. Joy’s practice also includes representations with respect to other real estate and general business matters such as easements, lot purchase agreements, sale and purchase of business assets and ownership interests in business entities, the formation of Delaware entities and the rendering of legal opinions in finance and other commercial transactions. She is a frequent speaker on topics of commercial real estate and in particular, real estate finance and construction lending. The current edition of Chambers USA includes her among listed Delaware real estate practitioners, noting Joy "as someone who is 'incredibly responsive, insightful and asks the right questions.'" Joy is the vice practice group leader of the firm's Transactions and Corporate Counseling Group as well as co-chair of the firm's Women's Initiative.