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The Art of the Deal: Van Aken District

The Art of the Deal: Van Aken District

Have you ever asked yourself, “how did that deal get done?”  We’ve got the answers.  

Join CREW Cleveland for a discussion on the Van Aken District project. Led by an expert panel moderated by McDonald Hopkins Public Law Practice Group Chair Teresa Metcalf Beasley, learn who the players were, what roles they played, and how they worked to overcome obstacles and find success as they prepare to embark on Phase II of this transformative project that changed an under-utilized part of Shaker Heights into a vibrant neighborhood.


  • Laura Englehart – Director of Economic Development, City of Shaker Heights
  • Evan Hirsch – Principal, Singerman Mills Desberg & Kauntz Co LPA
  • Mackenzie Makepeace – Development Director, The Max Collaborative