Mobile Tour: Weinland Park - A Changing Landscape
Wednesday, November 8: 10:45am – 12:15pm
The Weinland Park neighborhood is being transformed through partnerships and investment. The Ohio State University, private developers, non-profit corporations and other community members are actively developing housing and creating economic opportunities. Come with us to explore this community, witness the transformation and visit the newly opened Terrace Place - a permanent supportive housing program in the heart of a significant mixed use development.
Beth Long, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Ms. Long joined Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) in August 2001. As a Senior Development Analyst, she provides ongoing underwriting, programmatic and technical assistance to government, for-profit and nonprofit development partners. Ms. Long specializes in working with the OCCH Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) portfolio and in underwriting and structuring new PSH developments. In addition, Ms. Long works on the preparation of applications for LIHTC, HUD-secured financing, tax-exempt bond financing, and gap financing programs for a variety of family, senior and special needs populations in rural and urban communities throughout Ohio. She manages these projects through the development and investment process. Ms. Long serves on the executive committee of the Ohio Community Development Corporation Association (Ohio CDC) Board of Directors and on the Balance of State Continuum of Care (BOSCOC) Board of Directors. Ms. Long has a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Philosophy from Miami University's Western College Program.
Erin Prosser, Campus Partners
As Director of Community Development, Erin is responsible for Campus Partners' neighborhood engagement with residents and stakeholders as well as Ohio State students, faculty and staff, and news media. She also facilitates the community development work of Campus Partners throughout the University District neighborhoods including the housing investment in Weinland Park and the commercial development along the High Street corridor. Erin joined the Campus Partners team in April 2010. Prior to Campus Partners, Erin was an Urban Planner with MKSK and a Long Range Planner for the Franklin County Economic Development and Planning Department. Erin is a Columbus native and resides in Italian Village. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Bowling Green State University in 2000 and her Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University in 2004.
Chad Ketler, Community Properties of Ohio
Mr. Chad Ketler has been with CPO Management since its inception in April 2003 and played key leadership roles in the post-acquisition turn-around of the Management Company and successful oversight of the $133 million rolling rehab of the portfolio. Promoted to Vice President of Property Management in 2008, Ketler has had increased responsibility for the company's direction and new acquisitions, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the business across all departments. He leads all new business integration and plays a key role in maintaining the mission-driven focus of the organization. With an eye for operational efficiency, Ketler has helped the organization achieve strategic goals related to organizational efficiency. Mr. Ketler has broad oversight of the organization, responsibility for building capacity for further expansion and is an active liaison with partners in the affordable housing industry. He serves on the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Compliance Advisory Committee and is currently the President of the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association (MAHMA). He is an active member of the Columbus Apartment Association (CAA), and represents CPO nationally through National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). Mr. Ketler's credentials include HCCP, (Housing Credit Certified Professional) and FHC (Fair Housing Certified).
Eric Wagenbrenner, Wagenbrenner Development
A Columbus native who has been involved in real estate since graduating from Otterbein College in 1991 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Eric joined his brother Mark Wagenbrenner at Wagenbrenner Development as Vice President and Partner in 2002. Prior to joining Wagenbrenner Development, Eric had worked 10 years as a commercial broker at NAI Ohio Equities, one of the largest full service commercial brokerage firms in Central Ohio. Eric has received prestige awards including the Columbus Board of Realtors (CBR) – Largest Transaction Award, and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) – Most Creative Real Estate Transaction. At Wagenbrenner Development, Eric has worked on several projects including the Gowdy Field Office Park, which is home to Time Warner Cable's regional headquarters, OSU Eye and Ear Institute and OSU Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, the former Columbus Coated Fabrics Factory now known as Grant Park, and the former Timken site, which is home to Rogue Fitness headquarters, and other infill brownfield sites within Central Ohio. Eric has also served as board member of the Central Ohio Community Investment Corporation (COCIC) aka Franklin County Land Bank since 2015.
Ryan Cassell, Community Housing Network