Luncheon Speaker Series: P3 in Ohio: Impacts, Trends and Future Projects

    February 18, 2020
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    City Club
    850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Cleveland, OH 44114
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    Join SMPS Northeast Ohio for a panel of public-private partnership (P3) professionals and a discussion of the impact of Ohio P3 projects, trends in the industry, and future projects. 

    Throughout the state, there is a focus on community impact projects, including the Cleveland lakefront, infrastructure, professional sports facilities, and new headquarters.  How do these projects happen?  What is their domino effect?  What do these projects mean to the cities in which they are located?  Our panel will discuss their experiences with the P3 model and how it’s being used throughout the state to bring projects to fruition.


    Alan S. Ritchie, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP

    Alan is partner and co-chair of Thompson Hine's Construction practice group and a partner in the Real Estate practice. Alan is also one of the founding members of the firm’s public-private partnership (P3) practice group. He served as developer/sponsor counsel on Ohio’s first transportation and infrastructure P3 projects.


    Ryan P. Sommers, CPA, Managing Director of Financial Services, Project Management Consultants LLC

    As managing director of financial services, Ryan Sommers identifies, secures and manages private and public financing opportunities for business expansion projects and real estate development. Ryan is currently managing a team responsible for 40+ projects throughout the country and $4 billion in development value including $650 million in public financing for public-private partnerships.

    Joshua Glessing, Vice President, Strategy, Haslam Sports Group

    Joshua Glessing joined the Haslam Sports Group in 2019 as the Vice President, Strategy. In this role, Glessing focuses on strategic business initiatives for the HSG portfolio of companies including the Cleveland Browns (NFL), Columbus Crew (MLS) and venture investing platform.

    Prior to joining HSG, Glessing was a Vice President in the Global Sports Finance and Advisory Group (Public Sector & Infrastructure) within the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He specialized in advisory and finance engagements related to sports franchises including M&A and stadium development projects. In this capacity, he represented ownership groups in the NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS and NBA. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2013, Joshua was with PFM Group advising states and local governments on large-scale capital projects.

    Rico A. Pietro, SIOR, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate

    Rico Pietro, Principal with Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate has been in the real estate industry for over twenty (20) years. Rico provides corporate real estate advisory solutions to his clients locally and on an international basis and specializes in creative brokerage, advisory services and marketing trends in the office, investment, and mixed use arena. His recent accomplishments include lead advisor for The “9” complex in downtown Cleveland and lead broker in assembling the land for the Gateway “nuCLEus” project. Rico’s headquarter work includes Dealer Tire in MidTown who occupied 180,000 SF in early 2017. Rico also was the lead broker for the sale of Terminal Tower in September 2016 for 38.5MM.

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    For parking options, visit Gateway District Parking. Please note that the City Club garage fills up quickly!


    $40.00 Member Ticket
    $30.00 Earlybird rate before February 13

    $55.00 Non-Member Ticket
    $45.00 Earlybird rate before February 13

    $350.00 Event Sponsor Ticket (1 Admission, private lunch, logo / verbal recognition)