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Members Only: Public Private Partnership Breakfast

June 8
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027 United States
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Members Only: Public Private Partnership Breakfast

What are current best practices for creating and executing effective public private partnerships in both urban and suburban communities? Join our expert panel as they share their insights on how the public sector and the development community can work even better together. Each attendee will receive a copy of the 2016 report by ULI titled “Successful Public/Private Partnerships: From Principles to Practices.”


Todd Triggs, Camden

toddtriggs_smallTodd Triggs is responsible for development activities for Houston, Austin, Dallas and Denver.  His primary responsibilities include overseeing all facets of developments from project inception through occupancy stabilization, including site selection, financial analysis, project feasibility, design and engineering, governmental approvals, and marketing.  Triggs has played a major role in completing real estate transactions for over 11,602 apartments in excess of $1.3 billion.

In 1997, Triggs joined Camden as Director of Research, responsible for analyzing economic information for the valuation of potential acquisition and development opportunities.  In 2001, Triggs was named Director of Real Estate Investments where he was responsible for managing the due diligence process on new development projects.  In 2008, Triggs was promoted to Vice President – Real Estate Investments.

Triggs began his career in real estate in 1992 with Guardian Savings and Loan in Houston, Texas, as a field manager in the Asset Management division.  In 1995, he joined Financial Federal Credit Corporation, an independent commercial finance company, where he was involved in managing a portfolio of commercial loans in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

Triggs is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Multi-Housing Council.  He is a current board member of the Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation. He also served as Chairman and Vice-Chair for the Midtown Management District from 2005 to 2013.

Triggs received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Houston Baptist University.

Jim Burnett, Office of James Burnett

jimburnett_smallJim Burnett, FASLA, founded the Office of James Burnett in 1989 and has dedicated his career to creating meaningful spaces that challenge the conventional boundaries of landscape architecture. To date, OJB has garnered more than 80 state and national design awards. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to his practice, Jim often works closely with design teams of highly regarded architects, planners, artists, and other professionals and a diverse range of clients. Throughout his career, there has been a particularly strong focus on designing landscapes that promote healthy living. Most recently, his efforts have focused on the transformation of American cities through the creation of active public spaces. Jim’s work in this area restores connections between disparate sections of cities, providing open space with a purpose through innovative programming initiatives.

The firm’s contribution to revitalizing communities has been recognized with consecutive ULI Urban Open Space Awards for Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City, OK (2015), and for Klyde Warren Park in Dallas (2014). Jim worked with the Annenberg Foundation on the creation of the Sunnylands Center and Gardens in Rancho Mirage; a sustainable desert garden that won the ASLA Honor Award in 2012. Other firm awards include the ASLA 2015 Firm Award as well as ASLA Honor Awards for the Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University in Houston, TX and the Reid Residence in Houston, TX. Jim was recently honored as the recipient of the prestigious 2016 ASLA Design Medal. The annual designation is bestowed upon Landscape Architects for their ongoing commitment to the profession and an exemplary body of work sustained over a prolonged period of time.

Allen Bogard, City of Sugar Land

allen-bogard2City Manager Allen Bogard has been with the City of Sugar Land for over 20 years and has served as city manager since 2001. He brings over 40 years of municipal experience to the position, with past roles in Keller, Winnsboro, Plano, and Dallas. Since becoming city manager in Sugar Land, his leadership as the organization works to implement the city council’s vision for Sugar Land has contributed to the city being recognized as one of the best and safest places to live in the country. Accomplishments and initiatives during his tenure as city manager include the creation of the award-winning Sugar Land Town Square, a growing economic development program and the relocation of the United States corporate headquarters of companies like Minute Maid, the recognition of Sugar Land Regional Airport as the #1 FBO in the Americas, and Sugar Land’s reputation for strong financial management, low taxes, a AAA bond rating and Best Places recognition.

In his time with Sugar Land, the city has more than doubled in population, seen the addition – and expansion – of First Colony Mall and Constellation Field, and become a burgeoning employment, educational and medical center, creating thousands of new jobs, as well as becoming an entertainment destination.  Recognizing the change and growth in population and demographics within the city, in 2008, he created the city manager’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Team, with whom he has worked to host “101” sessions for key staff in an effort to ensure the city is meeting the needs of all residents.
Most recently, residents and the City Council worked together to affirm the long-term Vision 2025 and Guiding Principles to guide Sugar Land as it continues to become a nationally recognized beautiful and inclusive community with growing economic, cultural, and entertainment opportunities.

Bogard has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Public Administration from North Texas State University. In 2005, his professional leadership and accomplishments were recognized when he received the “Administrator of the Year Award” given by the Texas City Management Association in recognition of his significant contributions to local government.

Prior Experience

  • City of Keller City Manager
  • City of Winnsboro City Manager
  • City of Plano Executive Director
  • City of Plano Support Services Director
  • City of Plano Public Works Assistant Director
  • City of Dallas Budget Analyst
  • City of Dallas Administrative Assistant

Professional Affiliations

  • President, Sugar Land Town Square Development Authority
  • Board Member, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone
  • Board of Directors, Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Corporation
  • Vice Chair, Texas Energy Center
  • International City/County Management Association
  • Texas City Management Association
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System Advisory Committee


  • North Texas State University, Master of Public Administration
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Bachelor of Arts

Elissa Hoagland Izmailyan, HR&A Advisors

elissa-hi_web_avbvqy_gvocrbAs the Managing Principal of HR&A Advisors’s Texas office, Elissa Hoagland Izmailyan leads community and economic development advisory projects throughout the southwest U.S. HR&A is a national real estate, economic, and policy advisory company that brings together the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to realize transformative urban projects. Elissa has served in multiple roles at HR&A since she joined the firm’s New York office in 2011, and has managed projects that include: creating an economic development strategy for San Antonio’s Eastside, a 21-square mile federally-designated Promise Zone; providing technical support for downtown revitalization in Waco; crafting a redevelopment partnership for a contaminated 40-acre transit-adjacent site in Denver; and developing a financial framework to support the repositioning of the Trinity River in Dallas as a destination park.

Elissa brings a deep personal commitment to the equity, vitality, and sustainability of American cities through her professional and civic life. She serves on the Advisory Board of Public-Private Real Estate Professionals, a professional development organization in New York City, and on the Greater Dallas Planning Council’s Public Spaces Committee.Prior to joining HR&A, she conducted economic analysis as part of the Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence; developed community engagement programs for New Mexico State Parks; and conducted policy research to support United for a Fair Economy’s advocacy efforts. Elissa holds a B.A. in Economics from Brown University.

Member $45
Under 35/Student/Retired Member $35

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