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Join industry leaders and AIAI members for breakfast and an interactive conversation specifically tailored to the needs of owners. This pre-conference session is designed for those beginning to explore P3s to gain a better understanding of where they can be applicable. Learn about when P3s do and do not make sense to advance, the major considerations that need to be made when choosing this route, how the model can save money and time when dealing with system repairs and maintenance, and some crucial first steps.
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Jackie L. Robinson is the Founder and Chairman/CEO of ALL NET Development Inc. A standout basketball player at UNLV, Robinson was drafted by the Houston Rockets. He won an NBA Championship with Seattle SuperSonics, and also played for the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls before retiring from professional basketball. Robinson was the owner and operating manager of the Las Vegas Silver Bandits, a semi-professional basketball team in the International Basketball League (IBL), and the Las Vegas Slam of the American Basketball Association. As Chairman/CEO and Operating Manager of RLW Inc., Robinson was the 52nd largest minority employer in the United States with 3500 employees and more than a half-billion dollars in sales.
Join our panel for an exclusive look inside the first minority-owned resort on the Las Vegas Strip from owner and basketball star Jackie Robinson and his design partner, Cuningham. A non-gaming resort on a 27-acre site at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, ALL NET Resort and Arena will be one of the most significant minority-directed developments in the United States. You'll learn about the innovative emerging technology and environmentally friendly design used to create the 23,000-seat, multi-purpose indoor arena and its corresponding luxury hotels, exclusive retail, world-class dining, convention, theater, production studio, and nightlife.
Financing a new facility or existing facility refurbishment now involves increasing costs, while current facilities more frequently find themselves dated and less competitive compared to the tech-forward/ecofriendly facilities entering the space. Entities financing new projects or modernizing existing facilities can more significantly benefit now from creating and utilizing adjacent revenue streams. This panel will examine innovative approaches to creating incremental revenues from various parts of a project, utilizing and building auxiliary facilities as additional revenue streams, and engaging other forms of site development around the facility via private partners (or P3s) in the process.
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas Master Plan is a groundbreaking megaproject that will transform the center into a state-of-the-art facility with competitive ballroom and meeting spaces, while simultaneously creating a new invigorated and active Dallas district. The Master Plan focuses on developing a destination with a walkable-mixed-use district, a multimodal transit hub, and an attractive open-space street network. Additionally, the study area includes a historic arena, a cultural center and the opportunity to develop 30 acres to support new mixed-use development and opportunities to generate revenues to fund local improvements. The Convention Center includes the potential to double annual convention attendance, facilitate 100,000 construction jobs and 5,000 long-term jobs, generate up to $2.5 B in property taxes and $50 B in spending over 30 years.
Is your project a good Public-Private Partnership candidate? Join AIAI experts as they explore what makes a good P3 project and what to consider as you are bringing your project to market.
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The popularity and interest in live entertainment has never been greater. A vibrant live music scene can be a key driver of economic development and a valuable community asset that contributes to a strong local culture. Join us for an informative conversation with Jordan Zachary, Co-President of U.S. Concerts and a chief business strategist at Live Nation Entertainment, to learn more about the future opportunities for the development of music venues.
The benefits of multipurpose venues have been well established and the music industry is on fire. These venues across the country have delivered results to developers, operators, and other private- and public-sector partners, particularly with COVID-restrictions in the rearview mirror. Hear from Live Nation, the world's leading entertainment company, about real-life experiences, from inception through operations of multiple venues and their surrounding mixed-use districts. We'll cover how a need was identified, how a deal came together, how each side benefits, and other dynamics.
From supply chain constraints, to sustainability requirements, to inflation, to life post-COVID, the successful development of a performing arts center in today’s ever-changing environment requires owners to reimagine the facility’s project life cycle and purpose through innovative design, financing, fundraising, construction, and long-term operations and maintenance planning. Smart owners are utilizing P3 endeavors to manage risk, leverage resources, and provide better outcomes.
In this panel discussion, various stakeholders in development/acquisition, capital markets, and ownership representatives of these facilities to discuss the opportunities and challenges in developing these large convention-oriented hotels in various markets across the U.S. Topics that could be covered would include: smart planning, feasibility/market studies, brand evaluation, critical site evaluation factors, sizing/facility factors, financing, engaging public commentary, economic impact, and how to best shape the overall project to increase the chances of success. In general, what does the development critical path look like and what are the most important considerations to ensure an accretive project in the future.
The Rio Nuevo District in Tucson has created a valuable revenue opportunity for venues and civic assets, as well as seeding redevelopment projects. Johnson Consulting has been assisting the Rio Nuevo District in Tucson, AZ for many years with TIF projections and strategy development. An example of this is their recent work for the Fox Theatre, which was looking to expand their footprint to include greater space for functions prior to theatre performances. Fox Theatre was seeking a $20M addition and the revenue generated from the Rio Nuevo District is helping fund the expansion. Private dollars were not identified at the time of the Rio Nuevo investment in the Fox project. Indeed, RN had to come in first to secure the property, release the Theater from outstanding debt, and move forward with both the purchase and the launch of a capital campaign. The public contribution gave supplemental validity to the project and assisted in fund raising and grant development for the balance of the project. Representatives from the Fox Theatre, Rio Nuevo and Johnson Consulting will discuss how other municipalities may be able to develop a strategy for redevelopment and to raise capital to finance such projects.
The redevelopment of Seaport on San Diego Bay will transform the City of San Diego by creating world-class access for the public to the waterfront. Design elements include public gathering spaces, new public views of the bay, fourteen acres of open space, multiple public piers, natural habitat, and a public beach. The development will be inclusive and sustainable, while creating a significant economic impact for the city and county. The presentation of the redevelopment efforts for Seaport will discuss the design elements, including the great public spaces to be created on the waterfront and the proposed private development. The many challenges to be overcome for the redevelopment of Seaport will also be discussed. Fully realizing the potential of the redevelopment will require public participation, and the proposed public participation will be discussed.
We'll address the types of risk, and best practices for allocation and mitigation to ensure project success.
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More cities are developing mixed-use destination districts surrounding an event venue. However, many of these sports or convention facilities are not busy enough to keep croweds coming consistently to support restaurants, bars and retailers. To create activity throughout the week and into the evenings year-round, the most sustainable districts are adding smaller entertainment venues with capacities of 500-4,000 to generate 50-100 additional event days per year. Some have multiple venues to reach all types of audiences and generate even more consistent activity. Learn what is working to keep the impact flowing.
Join all conference delegates for this can't miss networking opportunity! Light fare and drinks will be served.
Hundreds of building projects are underway across the country as sport and tourism industries continue a historic boom — the industry generated over $90 billion in economic impact in 2021. Join our panel of experts as we explore the vital role of sports tourism projects in bolstering local economies and strengthening communities. We will examine the intersection of design vision, owner vision, and feasibility, unraveling the complex dynamics that shape successful sports tourism projects. Our panelists will share their experiences and insights on the key factors that contribute to the integration of these projects within local context, aligning stakeholders' visions and ensuring their feasibility. We will also discuss how destinations can lead the way in facility planning, development, and management, and their top predictions for the future of sports tourism.
What business considerations must an owner review before starting the P3 process? This panel will discuss the elements that must be considered as the owners out the business case for a P3 and share ideas on how to effectively communicate it to the community at large.
While LA has been hailed as the entertainment capital of the world, DTLA did not share the same reputation until the City identified the LA Convention Center area for redevelopment focused on an arena, convention center expansion, hotel and entertainment district. When the LA Kings were purchased at bankruptcy court, the City’s plans started to become reality. Since opening, Staples Center’s served as the primary catalyst for development in DTLA. In 2005, LA Live broke ground on a former temporary parking lot just north of the venue. It’s estimated that in the two decades since Staples Center opened, the facility has had a $32B economic impact on the city and has helped to create a cultural hub transforming DTLA into a thriving entertainment mecca. Learn from industry experts at the forefront of the DTLA transformation as they discuss the strategies and best practices that made it possible. Gain valuable insights into the larger trend of sports, hospitality and entertainment districts that is sweeping through the nation. From the power of fan experience to creating community hubs driving economic growth, our panelists will provide a wealth of insight into this growing trend.
Mega-projects can transform communities--but they carry risks. Lawsuits, economic downturns, funding shortages and community opposition can be deal killers. In Chula Vista, CA, a team of public and private partners sought to transform the city's 535 acre bayfront with a Gaylord Hotels resort and convention center, public infrastructure and a public park. Learn how the team used innovative risk-mitigation strategies to consolidate community support, prevent lawsuits, protect public treasuries and secure bond funding. Team members will share the nail-biting experience of financing more than $1B immediately post-pandemic, with interest rates rising and the economy in distress. Their efforts succeeded, and the mega-project is now under construction.
Following the great anticipation and excitement around the opening of the brand new Seattle Convention Center Summit Building in January 2023, this session will provide insights into what it takes to build an innovative, world-class mixed-use facility in the core of a major US city and, moreover, during a world pandemic. We will share stories and lessons learned about the convention center's envisioning, approval, and execution process. From the extensive and complex entitlements process involving multiple city agencies, local authorities, and community groups and stakeholders to the financing and economic impact on the local economy.