ULI Northern New Jersey Fireside Chat : Diversifying the Pipeline & Building Equitable Communities with Baye Adofo-Wilson, Esq.


2022-11-09T17:30:00 - 2022-11-09T20:00:00

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    Minuteman Smokehouse & Grill 990 Mt. Kemble Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960 United States


    Early Pricing Until September 30 Members Non-Members
    Private $55.00 $75.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $50.00 $70.00
    Retired $55.00 N/A
    Student $25.00 $35.00
    Under Age 35 $35.00 $75.00
    Private $65.00 $90.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $60.00 $80.00
    Retired $65.00 N/A
    Student $30.00 $40.00
    Under Age 35 $45.00 $90.00

    Please join us as we listen to Baye share his story, with good food, beverages and a roaring fire! Registration limited to the first 50 respondents.


    Baye Adofo- Wilson is a real estate developer, lawyer and consultant with an expertise in arts and cultural districts, sustainability, affordable and mixed-income housing development. He serves as the CEO of his real estate development and consulting firm, BAW Development, LLC, where he focuses on developing transformative, residential and mixed-use projects in urban communities. He is Of Counsel to Post Polak, PA focusing New Jersey Redevelopment Law and Opportunity Zones. 

    Currently, BAW Development, LLC, in partnership with RPM Development, are the designated developers of the Hinchliffe Stadium Community Restoration Project, in Paterson, N.J.--a $76 million-dollar project which includes 75 senior housing units, a restaurant/exhibition space dedicated to the professional baseball Negro League, a 314 space parking structure and the restoration of Hinchliffe Stadium, a 7,800-seat stadium that was once the home of the New York Black Yankees. 

    Baye Adofo-Wilson was Deputy Mayor/Director of Economic and Housing Development (EHD) for Newark, NJ. While Baye was at EHD’s helm, Newark had unprecedented development, including over $2 billion dollars of development, annually, with 2000 units of housing built, three million square feet of commercial and industrial development, respectively. 


    * Cost includes fireside chat, dinner, 2 complimentary drink tickets & s'mores!

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    Tai Cooper

    New Jersey Economic Development Authority

    As Chief Community Development Officer at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), Tai is responsible for leading the NJEDA’s communications and enhanced engagement strategy. This includes strengthening ties with policy-makers at the federal, state, and local level as they look to advance strategies, research and data that will help drive equitable and inclusive economic development policies and programs, with a specific focus on innovating and generating greater social impact. Tai joined the NJEDA in February 2019. Immediately prior to that, she was the Deputy Chief Policy Advisor to Governor Murphy and led New Jersey’s Federal Opportunity Zone initiative. She previously served as Chief Policy Advisor to Mayor Ras Baraka, where she provided policy analysis and project management across municipal agencies, with a focus on public safety, community engagement, philanthropy, and government innovation. Tai also had key roles in both Mayor Baraka’s campaign and transition teams. Tai began her political career as a Senior Aide to Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey), where she was responsible for managing numerous issues, including economic development, jobs/employment, education, banking and urban affairs. After working for Senator Lautenberg, Tai served as the Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Orange, New Jersey. A Newark resident, Tai earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Planning from The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree in urban planning from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.