Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Downtown Development Update Launches Roundtable's 41st Season



Jeff Buell, Principal of Redburn Development, will be the featured speaker at the first Albany Roundtable of the 2019-20 season on THURSDAY, October 10. The luncheon will be held at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany, and is open to the public.

Buell, along with his partners John Blackburn and Tom Rossi, is rehabilitating nearly 500,000 square feet in downtown Albany including the former Kenmore Hotel and Steuben Club on North Pearl Street; the former Knickerbocker News building at 16 Sheridan Avenue; the former Kennedy Garage at 43-47 Columbia Street; the parking garage with spiral ramp at 111 North Pearl Street; and 39 Columbia Street on Tricentennial Park. They have developed more than $100 million in properties in mostly urban areas in the last five years.

Buell previously served as owner of Sequence Development; Development Executive at United Group of Companies; and worked six years for the City of Troy in economic development and communications positions. He holds a B.A. in Communications and History from the College of St. Rose in Albany.

The Albany Roundtable will also present its prestigious New Patroon Award to Soul Fire Farm in Grafton for their efforts to end racism and injustice in our food system, and to bring diverse communities together to support sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health and environmental justice.

 The luncheon has two corporate sponsors: Harris A. Sanders, Architects, P.C., an architecture planning, design, and construction administration firm that has been servicing the architecture needs of Capital Region clients for over 60 years; and NAI Platform Realty, NAI Platform is a multifaceted real estate brokerage specializing in office, industrial, land, retail, investment, nonprofit, and multi-family services.

The cost for the luncheon is $20, which may be paid at the door. The Roundtable also offers its guests the option of paying in advance with a credit card at www.albanyroundtable.com. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30.

Reservations for the October 10 luncheon are required by Monday, October 7 and may be made online, by calling 518-992-5360 or by sending an e-mail to albanyroundtable@gmail.com.

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