In 2017, the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) hosted the Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop (NSCW) 2017 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey on May 25, 2017.  The conference brought together experts and attendees to discuss the most current and state of the art approaches and strategies that you won't hear anywhere else.  Our past events have been attended by representatives from government, higher education, professional organizations, and laboratories, as well as attorneys, developers, contractors, and consultants. 

The NSCW's goal is to break new ground, offer new ideas, and posit new concepts on the topics of sustainability, collaboration and leverage, contamination, resiliency, brownfields, technology, and their impact on community revitalization.  NSCW is like no other conference you've attended. PowerPoint presentations are sparse and image-only; speakers are concise, yet informative; and, there is plenty of time in each session for dialogue between attendees, speakers, and moderators.  Please join us on May 25, 2017 -  to be a part of the conversation.

Meet this year's esteemed Keynote Speaker:

Paul J. Commito, Vice President, Development, Brandywine Realty Trust

Mr. Commito, Vice President - Development for Brandywine Realty Trust, is a leader in utilizing best practices to create special environments that are transformative, green, and sustainable in urban land development. "Urban land use plays an important part in creating spaces that are live-work-play (sustainable)." - Paul Commito

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with large scale sustainable projects right here in our backyard, including Philadelphia and Camden. Brandywine owns, develops, leases and manages an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio. Learn about Brandywine’s “Vertical Neighborhood” approach, which is based on the company’s experience in smart city planning and development.  Find out how Brandywine shapes, connects, and inspires sustainable communities. 

Mr. Commito joined Brandywine in 2012 and currently serves as Vice President of Development. He has over 25 years of experience in the real estate development and construction industry. Prior to joining Brandywine, Mr. Commito was Chief Operating Officer of ACS Development Corporation, a Boston area real estate development, construction, and management firm. Mr. Commito’s previous experience includes the positions of Senior Vice President at AMC Delancey Group, Inc., and Assistant Vice President and Director of Acquisitions and Development for the Urban Division of Toll Brothers, Inc., where he was responsible for several of the company’s largest urban master-planned communities, including Naval Square in Philadelphia, PA and Maxwell Place in Hoboken, NJ. 

Mr. Commito serves on the Advisory Board for the Urban Land Institute; is a member of the founding committee for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; and assists in an advisory role with Habitat for Humanity in Trenton, NJ. 

Mr. Commito received his MBA from Western New England University, graduated magna cum laude from Boston College, and is a graduate of The Governor’s Academy.  You won’t want to miss this exciting keynote address and chance to interact with Mr. Commito. 

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