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WLI Coffee with Game Changer Kathleen Norris

May 7, 2019
8:45 am - 10:00 am
The Baldwin
655 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States


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Get to know some of Cincinnati’s most engaging leaders in this unique members-only series organized by ULI Cincinnati’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). In this series, Coffee with a Game Changer, featured leaders will participate in a conversation where members will hear both the challenges and highlights of their professional story.

Meet our game changer, Kathleen Norris, principal and managing director of Urban Fast Forward.

Kathleen is a specialist in urban real estate and revitalization. She made her entry into this practice area as Leasing Consultant for the Gateway Quarter, in Cincinnati’s historic Over the Rhine, where she developed the concept for a new destination retail center. In 2 years, she recruited more than 20 retailers and restaurant operators to Over the Rhine, creating one of the most popular new shopping and dining destinations in Greater Cincinnati. She has since become one of the most sought-after consultants and practitioners on real estate issues pertinent to urban revitalization, known for a creative approach paired with an understanding of and sensitivity to community issues.

At present Ms. Norris is a consultant on urban revitalization, comprehensive planning, and form-based code zoning revisions and works regularly with a range of local governments, economic development organizations, developers and community revitalization corporations on issues pertinent to urban real estate.

Ms. Norris is also a licensed realtor, and managing principal or her own firm, Urban Fast Forward. In that capacity, she is currently recruiting several high profile clients as well as a number of neighborhood business districts. She also represents some of Greater Cincinnati’s best independent restaurateurs and retailers as well as a select list of regional and national clients. Prior to becoming a realtor and consultant, Ms. Norris was an arts industry executive for more than 30 years, serving as CEO of performing arts companies in Cincinnati, New York and Sydney, Australia. She’s a fourth generation real estate professional, mother of two spectacular daughters and a native Cincinnatian.

This event is free to all WLI ULI members.

8:45 a.m. – Check-in and networking
9:00 a.m. – Program
10:00 a.m. – Conclusion

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