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Luncheon Speaker Series: Changing Cleveland's Landscape

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

As we continue to see development happening around our mighty city, here’s your chance to find out what’s next and how these developers are changing Cleveland neighborhoods that once were desolate. You’ll hear from some of the most active developers using creative ways to connect communities and what challenges they may face.

Moderator: Ben Trimble, Senior Director of Real Estate and Planning  |  Ohio City



Pete Snavely, Jr.,  Vice President of Development  |  Snavely Group

In his role as vice president at Snavely Group, Peter focuses on placemaking and community development. He is a passionate, forward-thinking leader who aims to build strong, connected neighborhoods through civic-minded collaboration. Pete’s responsibilities include overseeing the company’s real estate holdings in Ohio and Colorado as well as identifying strategic underutilized neighborhood assets that can be repositioned to create social and economic value. Peter manages acquisition, design, stakeholder outreach, governmental approvals, financial structuring, leasing, construction and property management. 

Michael Panzica, Principal  |  Hemingway Development

Mr. Panzica has been in the commercial real estate industry for more than ten years and has structured the acquisition and development of projects totaling more $500 million. His primary focus is sourcing of projects, the financial analyses on development and acquisition initiatives and determining the economic feasibility of these potential opportunities. He is responsible for initial due diligence, financial structuring of transactions, sourcing of debt, and on-going due diligence through closing. In addition, Mr. Panzica has worked to obtain financing through New Markets Tax Credits and State and Federal Historic Tax credit programs for complex urban projects.  

Select Projects  

Church + State | Cleveland, Ohio 

Link59 | Cleveland, Ohio 

The 9 | Cleveland, Ohio 

Cuyahoga County Headquarters | Cleveland, Ohio 

La Collina Apartments | Cleveland, Ohio 

Joe DiGeronimo, Vice President  |  Precision Environmental & ProCut

Joe is Vice President of the 3rd Generation, Family Owned, Independence based construction business - Precision Environmental & ProCut. He is active in the local construction industry association, and serves in the following organizations: CEA Board & AGC Cleveland President, AGC Ohio Board, Build Ohio, ACE, Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation, St. Basil the Great Parish, and St. Michael School. In all that he does, Joe is most proud to be married to Colleen and to be the father of 5 great kids.

Select Project: Cleveland Athletic Club Historical Restoration

Our family is ¼ of the Development Team for this project, along with the Bobeck Family-led Great Lakes Financial, Ned Weingart, Don Taylor of Welty Building Co, & New York based Whitestone Realty. The Cleveland Athletic Club (CAC) Historical Restoration is converting the former CAC into a residential, office, & retail community. Opening later this year, the CAC will feature boutique commercial office space located in the restored historic 7th floor ballroom, 1st floor retail, & 165 apartments with amenities including a rooftop deck, demonstration kitchen, and fitness center complete with a 20 meter indoor pool on the 12th floor, all located in the heart of downtown. The CAC redevelopment will continue the momentum, adding vitality along a key stretch of Euclid Avenue between Playhouse Square & E 9th, which has been dormant in recent years. For further information, please find recent article written by Freshwater Cleveland 



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The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
When: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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