Skip the crystal ball. Ten reasons to attend the DAMC Annual Meeting on October 16

Every year, the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC) board of directors opens its annual meeting to the public, and every year the board selects a programmatic theme of special interest. This year, the DAMC Annual Meeting is taking a deep dive into the topic of long-term commercial development in Arlington. You won’t want to miss it.

DAMC board chair Nanci Johnson-Plump, vice president for CBRE Brokerage Services, said, “Our board wants to engage our city leaders and citizens in an informed conversation about urbanization and revitalization."

“Arlington is in a transition mode,” continued Johnson-Plump, “and is uniquely positioned to capture many development and re-development opportunities that are commercially driven. For instance, the market is clearly showing an overall shift back to the urban core. This is consistent with our vision for Downtown Arlington and is a timely topic for our annual meeting.”

  1. Commercial development decisions made today set the course for tomorrow. That’s just one of the ten reasons for you to attend the 2015 DAMC Annual Meeting. Here are the other nine:
  2. The annual meeting is open to everyone. The DAMC board of directors really wants you to know and understand the work that they do on behalf of downtown. And they really want to hear what you think about it. Really.
  3. You’ll get the inside scoop. “Our presentation of the 2014 annual report will blow you away,” said Tony Rutigliano, DAMC president and CEO. “Plus we’ll share information about DAMC programs and activities on the horizon.”
  4. Is Downtown Arlington the next Sundance Square? You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Johnny Campbell, President and CEO of Sundance Square in Ft. Worth, and several other commercial development aficionados who will be participating in a powerhouse panel. Campbell will be joined by Frank Bliss, President of Cooper & Stebbins; Paul Payne, President of Fort Worth South; Denton Walker, Senior Managing Director of Trammell Crow Company; and Kirk Williams, Managing Director of Cypress Equities.
  5. Street cred. Michael Backman, Vice President of Mason Joseph Company and former Ft. Worth HUD director, will moderate the aforementioned panel.
  6. Just the facts. DAMC has partnered with CBRE, the world's largest commercial real estate services firm serving owners, investors and occupiers, to conduct an analysis of Arlington and several peer communities. 
  7. Killer keynote. Robert Kramp, director of research and analysis for CBRE, and Lauren Paris, senior research analyst for CBRE, will present the research findings mentioned above in a way that’s compelling, timely and relevant.
  8. It’s about Arlington. The focus of the panel and of CBRE’s research findings will have direct implications not only for Downtown Arlington but the entire City. Policy makers, policy influencers and interested citizens: you won’t want to miss it.
  9. It’s about Texas. Arlington is the third-largest city in North Texas and seventh-largest in Texas. Lessons learned in Arlington ring true throughout the Lone Star State.
  10. It’s about you. You live here. You work here. Your kids go to school here. It matters.

Click here to register for the 2015 Downtown Arlington Management Corporation Annual Meeting. Tickets are $45 per person.

In addition, DAMC offers event sponsorship opportunities:

Event Partner: $2,000

  • 1 premium table: 8 reserved seats
  • Company recognition included on on-line registration page/website
  • On-site event presentation screen display (logo)
  • Company name logo on all announcements regarding the event
  • Company logo in the program
  • Recognition at event
  • Table sign recognition

Table Sponsor: $1,000

  • 1 premium table: 8 reserved seats
  • On-site event presentation screen display (logo)
  • Company logo in the program
  • Recognition at event
  • Table sign recognition

Table Reservation: $400

  • 1 preferred table: 8 reserved seats
  • Table sign recognition