Brownfield & Opportunity Zone Bootcamp
A dynamic, deeply substantive development event designed to explore the critical path to successful, sustainable long term investment in disadvantaged and chronically underinvested communities designated as “Opportunity Zones.”
Brownfield & Opportunity Zone Bootcamp Programing
Brownfield Listings is proud to present a robust and diverse Opportunity Zone event at the University of Illinois at Chicago, featuring:
Educational Program

Robust day builds from basics of real estate redevelopment up to advanced topics including public programs, best practices, pitfalls & possibilities.

Pitch Competition

Live competition will put real people with real projects in front of leading experts to judge who has the most compelling OZ investment opportunity.

Site Marketplace

Pitch Competition contestants, applicants, attendees and non-attendee landowners can add their sites to the event marketplace.

Technical Assistance

Attendees can apply to receive limited 1-on-1 help in Q&A sessions with public and private sector experts, including many event speakers.

The Chicago Brownfield & Opportunity Zone Bootcamp (BOZ Bootcamp) is a must-attend event for:


  • Real estate investors and developers

  • Communities, corporations and landowners

  • Professionals working in real estate redevelopment, economic development and community development

  • Public sector staff working in local, state or federal government positions relevant to redevelopment and reinvestment in OZs

  • Anyone motivated to learn more about real estate redevelopment and leveraging greyfield, brownfield, landfill and Superfund redevelopment to maximize the once-in-a-generation land use opportunities afforded by the new OZ regime.

Featured Speakers
Check back for more featured speakers soon!

Joseph P. Galvan

U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development Midwest Regional Administrator
President and CEO of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County 
Senior Attorney Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Justice
Co-Founder/CEO Brownfield Listings
U.S. EPA Region 5
Executive Director, Calumet Collaborative
Delta Institute
Miller Canfield
Director, Environmental Affairs Northwest Indiana Forum
Visible City
President, Hydrotechnology Consultants, Inc.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Delta Institute
Delta Institute
Tentative Agenda
Final schedule subject to change.  Additional details coming soon!
Tentative Program
Final program subject to change. All presentations & materials used in the program will be shared with attendees, in addition to handouts and takeaways distributed during the event.
Venue UIC Student Center East (3rd Floor)
The entire BOZ Bootcamp is taking place in the beautiful facilities of the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Student Center East building on the 3rd floor. Parking is available across Halsted St.
Download detailed directions for getting to the BOZ Bootcamp here >>
Pitch Competition & Site Marketplace Site Sign Up
No cost to apply or participate! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to tune up your pitch with leading OZ professionals and perhaps win a share of publicity, prizes and actionable project interest!
Add your potential OZ projects to the Site Marketplace and apply to participate in the Pitch Competition here >>
Testimonials from Past BL Development Events
Brownfield Listings has a long history of organizing ground breaking events that produce tremendous value for participants through our uniquely blended, action-oriented programming and power of the vast, diverse global BL ecosystem made up of 25,000+ of the most innovative and capable real estate professionals in the world.
Buy Tickets
Contact us below regarding group packages for 7+ attendees! Or email directly to info@brownfieldlistings.com!
Organizational Partners
The Chicago BOZ Bootcamp is made possible through the dedication of these capable partners:
Sponsoring & Exhibiting Available Now!
For more information, download the kit below, contact us further below or email directly to info@brownfieldlistings.com
Download the kit for the BOZ Bootcamp with sponsor & exhibiting info here >>
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