ULI Houston - Leadership Luncheon - Adaptive Reuse


2023-02-16T11:30:00 - 2023-02-16T13:00:00

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    Junior League of Houston 1811 Briar Oaks Ln Houston, TX 77027-3405 UNITED STATES


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private $75.00 $100.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $65.00 $90.00
    Retired $50.00 N/A
    Student $50.00 $70.00
    Under Age 35 $50.00 $70.00
    From 1970’s warehouses converted to trendy retail, restaurant and creative office space to outdated offices converted to luxury lofts, developers are getting more creative than ever with repurposing more of Houston’s aging real estate to meet their customers’ evolving demands . ULI Houston invites its members and guests to hear a great conversation about the unique opportunities and challenges in transforming buildings from one purpose to another.
    Our experienced panelists will talk about some of the following questions that they confront everyday:
    • How do you decide to convert a building from one type to another?
    • How are capital sources looking at adaptive reuse deals in 2022 and beyond?
    • How should we compare development and operating costs of adaptive reuse vs new construction?
    • What unique challenges do these conversions face from a building code and permitting perspective?
    • What consideration is given to impact to surrounding neighborhoods?
    • What are environmental impacts of repurposing old buildings?
    • What kinds of surprises are uncovered during construction?
    Michael "Mike" Pittman II, CCIM
    Director of Brokerage Services
    Cushman & Wakefield

    Michael “Mike” Pittman II, CCIM is a Director of Brokerage Services at Cushman & Wakefield. He has facilitated hundreds of commercial real estate transactions in the adaptive reuse & retail environments respectively.

    Mike is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. He has been quoted in numerous publications including Market Watch and National Public Radio and has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Houston, Prairie View A&M, Baylor, University of Texas and Houston Community College. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Pittman was Vice President of Real Estate at Urban Partnerships Community Development Corporation (UP CDC), a 501(c)3 non-profit real estate development firm, where he oversaw acquisition, leasing, and real estate development for the company's real estate owned assets including the award winning redevelopment of the East End Maker Hub.

    Mike received his BA from Prairie View A&M University where he was a NCAAA Division 1 Baseball Letterman. Mike also holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designation, commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement. Additionally, he’s a two time REDnews Emerging Leader of the Year Finalist and author of The Art of Implementation: How to do things you’ve always wanted to do. One interesting fact about Mike is that he won (3) cars on NBC’s The Price is Right

    Additional panelists information to come
    Amy Castellanos
    Senior Vice President, Development
    M2G Ventures

    Amy is a commercial real estate developer with over 16 years of experience in ground-up development and strategic repositioning of existing assets, totaling over 2MM SF in office, retail and mixed-use. She is responsible for the entire life cycle of the development process including underwriting, negotiating contractual agreements, directing design teams and consultants, working with construction mangers and contractors, marketing/PR and lease-up.

    As SVP of Development for M2G Ventures, Amy spearheads development efforts for the company. She focuses on leading the team with innovation top of mind and concentrates on adaptive reuse, hybrid industrial product and mixed-use in the urban core. A couple of notable projects include the completion of Proto Park, a 250,000 square foot 1960’s brick warehouse, into a first-class modern urban industrial project. Additionally, the redevelopment of 8908 Ambassador and 3101 Pinewood were a couple of other projects that rounded out a strategic assemblage. Amy is also currently managing the master planning and rezoning of large scale, mixed-use urban development

    Amy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. After spending five years in private wealth management and traveling all over the world, Amy realized that commercial real estate development was her calling and earned a full-time MBA in Real Estate Finance and Development from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Amy was recruited by Hines, specializing in mixed-use and office ground-up development. She also performed due diligence on acquisitions in the DFW metroplex in conjunction with the regional acquisitions team. Her favorite projects include a 450,000 SF office development located in Uptown Dallas and the predevelopment of Frisco Station, a 240-acre mixed-use development site. After nine years at Hines, she joined Regent Properties as Vice President to oversee their Dallas projects. She led the redevelopment of the former 85-acre Texas Instruments company headquarters and transformed it into a 1M SF multi-tenant corporate campus, complete with outdoor collaboration space, conference center, food-hall and wellness center.

    Prior to joining M2G Ventures, Amy served as a Partner for Rebees. Rebees is a place creation company specializing in the development of retail mixed-use destinations and concepts. Amy oversaw Sugar Land Town Square which encompassed 250,000 SF of retail. Her focus was redesigning the ground-plane by revamping the landscape and storefront architecture and curating a culture-building tenant mix.

    Outside of work, Amy and her husband, Luis, enjoy adventuring off the beaten path with their four children.

    Matt Coscio
    Director/ Shareholder

    Working at Harvey Builders has allowed Matt to developed an extensive knowledge in construction. At the leading general contractor in Houston, he has been able to complete complex ground up projects that have contributed to his success in managing larger projects, as well as building renovations and specialty projects. Since 2005 he has managed more than 50 projects totaling over 13,500,000 SF.

    Currently he is responsible for overseeing multiple projects and participates in all facets of preconstruction and construction services. Matt’s attention to detail, experience, and ability to conceptually build and budget projects enhance his preconstruction skills. His involvement early on in the project cycle through completion make him a valuable asset to any project team. His ground up construction resume paired with unique multi-faceted renovation projects has also allowed him to be a key resource for clients wanting to build adaptive reuse projects.

    Matt has spent his entire career at Harvey Builders after graduating from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Minor in Business.

    Maija Kreishman, AIA
    Michael Hsu Office of Architecture (MHOA)
    Maija Kreishman, AIA, is Principal at Michael Hsu Office of Architecture (MHOA), where she has been a critical member of the firm since 2007. In addition to managing a broad range of architecture and interior projects, Maija oversees strategic visioning, studio culture, operations, marketing and business development.
    Maija’s passion for food and travel has shaped her design perspective and developed in her a penchant for hospitality design. Prioritizing experience, her design approach seeks to engage and connect the user to a space by prompting a response to interiors, materials and furnishings.
    Maija holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin, where she has also served as a guest lecturer. Maija’s notable projects include MKT, Heights Mercantile, Montrose Collective, South Congress Hotel, La Lucha, da Gama, multiple Shake Shack locations, among many others nationwide.
    Steve Radom
    Founder and Managing Principal
    Radom Capital LLC
    Steve A. Radom is the founder and Managing Principal of Radom Capital. He formed the company in 2014 with the vision of creating a best-in-class urban infill redevelopment platform that passionately executes differentiated projects that are informed by the nature of their place. Since inception, the company has developed over 20 projects ranging in scale from small neighborhood retail redevelopments to larger ground-up mixed-use projects. The firm’s projects have received a multitude of awards and attracted best-in-class tenants.
    Steve is a member of the Rice University School of Architecture Watkins Advisory Council, the ULI Houston Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the Rice Design Alliance, the McCombs School of Business Texas Real Estate Center Advisory Council, the ULI Small Scale Development Gold Council, a founding member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston Commercial Real Estate Society and a Lifetime Ambassador of Texas Children’s Hospital. He was named the Houston Developer of the Year by REDNews in 2020 and included in the 2020 Houston Leaders and Legends list by Houston CityBook.
    Prior to forming Radom Capital, he was Vice President and Principal of Radler Enterprises, a family-owned business, an attorney for the New York-based law firm Skadden, and a tax consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers L.P.
    Steve received a Bachelor in Business Administration and Master in Public Accounting from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, along with a Juris Doctor degree with honors from The University of Texas School of Law. He is licensed in Texas as an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant (inactive).