Redevelopment in Low-Income Areas of Baltimore

Event details:

12:00pm EDT on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
1:30pm EDT on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
University of Maryland BioPark
801 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore , MD 21201
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Bill Struever

Principal, Managing Partner, and CEO

Cross Street Partners

Bill will discuss redevelopment in low-income areas of Baltimore, including his firm, Cross Street Partners’, work in the transformation of Lion Brothers building (a finalist for the 2018 CREW Beacon award for community impact) and the Hebrew Orphan Asylum in West Baltimore, and the Hoen Lithograph building, Baltimore Food Hub, and the Perkins Homes public housing development in East Baltimore.

After the luncheon, attendees are invited to tour the Lion Brothers building, a short walk from our luncheon location.


Bill Struever is a visionary real estate pioneer who has spent his career finding creative ways to reimagine urban properties. Currently, he is a Partner and CEO of Cross Street Partners. The firm recently completed an $11 million redevelopment of the historic Lion Brothers Building at 875 Hollins St. near the University of Maryland Biotech Park. It is currently redeveloping a former vacant shell on the east side known as the Hoen Lithograph building into a "social entrepreneur," nonprofit office and innovation space at the cost of $25 million and is working to install a public art display of colorful lights beneath the Amtrak railroad trestles nearby. A couple of blocks away, Cross Street Partners is involved in converting a dilapidated city block with a hulking shell of a building into a $17 million food hub. His firm is also serving as a co-developer of the massive overhaul of Perkins Homes public housing and the redevelopment of Penn Station and surrounding blocks.

Bill’s former company, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Mr. Struever revitalized several landmark properties around Baltimore, including Clipper Mill, the Park Plaza on North Charles, Tide Point (home to Under Armor), Tindeco Wharf, Canton Cove, Brewers Hill, and the Can Company in Canton.

Mr. Struever has received numerous awards for his business leadership and devotion to urban communities, education, the environment, and arts. Among his many awards are the Urban Land Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Baltimore Sun's Marylander of the Year, Baltimore Business Journal's Businessperson of the Year, the Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and America's Outstanding Business Volunteer of the Year in 1986 by President Reagan.

He has served as Vice Chair to the Baltimore Board of School Commissioners, President of the Downtown Partnership, Chair of the Baltimore Metropolitan Private Industry Council and on the boards of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Greater Baltimore Council, Greater Baltimore Alliance and Greater Baltimore Technology Council.

Bill Struever received a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Anthropology from Brown University.




What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?


Street parking available and a parking garage on the corner of West Baltimore Street and Poppleton Street (1 N. Poppleton Street).  The garage takes cash only.  There is an ATM machine at The Harbor Bank of Maryland located at 800 W. Baltimore Street.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Mel Freeman

President, Baltimore Chapter