ULI Cincinnati: Real Deal at Factory 52


2023-06-07T15:30:00 - 2023-06-07T18:00:00

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    Factory 52 4590 Beech Street Cincinnati, OH 45212 United States


    Standard Pricing Until June 7 Members Non-Members
    Private $15.00 $25.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $15.00 $25.00
    Retired $15.00 N/A
    Student $10.00 $20.00
    Under Age 35 $15.00 $25.00
    If you work for a ULI Cincinnati Annual Sponsor with eligible credits, send an email to [email protected] to register without a fee.
    Join us on June 7, 2023 for a discussion surrounding Factory 52, a tour and some networking time at Hi-Wire Brewing. Factory 52 is the reimagination of a 26-acre brownfield redevelopment in the City of Norwood, a mid-town community in the heart of Greater Cincinnati. The site was the historic and original home of the United States Playing Card Company – an iconic designer and producer of playing cards, including the Bicycle Brand. After the company relocated to an alternate site in Greater Cincinnati, PLK salvaged the decaying complex and preserved four of the most iconic and beloved structures – the Clock Tower, Factory Building, Employee Dining Hall, and Power Plant Smoke Stack. Factory 52 is now the entertainment district in Norwood. Where generations of Norwood residents spent their formative years, Factory 52 is now an incredible shopping, dining, and entertaining hub complete with office spaces and residential apartment homes. All around you at Factory 52, an entirely new destination is coming together with endless possibilities at every turn. To explore. To discover. To make memories. To eat, drink, connect, play, work, and reside.
    Panelists include Mark Morrison, Chief Construction Officer with PLK Communities, Bill Baker, Managing Partner with MSA Design, Inc., and Adam Kuehne, President with HGC Construction.  The program will be facilitated by Michael Collins, Senior Vice President-Project Management/Owner's Representation with J.S. Held LLC. 

    3:30 PM - Check-in and networking
    3:45 PM - Program
    4:30 PM - Tour of Factory 52
    5:15 PM - Post-event happy hour at Hi-Wire Brewing

    Factory 52
    4590 Beech Street | Norwood 45212

    There is plenty of parking on the first floor of the Factory garage. 



    Mark Morrison

    Chief Construction Officer, PLK Communities

    Mark joined PLK in 2015 and successfully originated the company’s development division. He is responsible for leading implementation of all development projects. Mark specializes in residential and mixed-use asset types. He has developed or acquired thousands of housing units and has provided solutions to many complex land use problems through strategic expertise. Mark has an extensive background directing a variety of development projects in multiple states including multi-family rental communities, for-sale lifestyle communities, and senior living communities. He has represented ownership interests on asset operations, adaptive reuse projects, and public/private partnerships. In addition to this, Mark has negotiated note purchases involving foreclosure proceedings and other legal settlements.


    Bill Baker

    Managing Partner, MSA Design, Inc.

    Bill is the managing partner of MSA Design, a regional firm with a nation presence based in Cincinnati, OH. Bill has 25+ years of experience in design firm leadership including design, business development, human resources management, master planning, and project-specific management. Throughout a career practicing in the Midwest, Rocky Mountains, and Southeast he has worked on the design and construction of a variety of building types, with specialized expertise in the Sports & Recreation, Mixed-Use, Higher Education, Religious, Institutional, and K-12 markets.


    Adam Kuehne

    President, HGC Construction

    Adam is the President of HGC Construction, one of the regionals largest construction firms. As a 20+ year veteran of the construction industry, Adam has been with HGC Construction for the past 15 years, during which the company has experienced exponential growth and successfully diversified into new markets. As President, Adam is responsible for all HGC’s projects and strategic initiatives. He is committed to HGC values and enjoys partnering with and serving HGC clients to bring their visions to life. HGC has a solid reputation built on decades of hard work, quality projects, and integrity, and Adam is passionate about inspiring its teams to uphold this tradition.