Real estate place-making symposium April 3 in Dover

February 28, 2014

David J. Wilk, CRE, MAI, national chair of Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services for SVN International and northern Delaware partner with Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate, invites the public to a Place-Making Economic Development Symposium from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 3, at Dover Downs Hotel.

The event will consist of two panels with 10 speakers total, one focusing on marketing strategies that create place-making economic development and new demand for real estate, and the other providing information on corporate/university/government real estate’s connectivity to social value creation and innovation for communities. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will give the opening remarks.

The symposium will culminate with the announcement of several catalyst projects in Dover which have resulted from panelists “connecting the dots” between Wallops Island Spaceport; Dover Air Force Base; ILC Dover’s innovative products; Delaware River and Bay Authority’s regional infrastructure; a regional educational cluster including Delaware State University, University of Delaware, Wesley College, Delaware Tech, Wilmington University, Salisbury University, and UMES; and Delmarva’s food and agricultural supply chain.

The event is presented by Sperry Van Ness, Delaware State University’s Center for Economic Development and International Trade, and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. The registration fee is $95 and can be paid online. For more information or to register, go to or email David Wilk at

Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate, with offices in Salisbury, Md.; Annapolis, Md.; Bethesda, Md.; Wilmington; and Lewes, provides advisory, brokerage, consultation, and leasing services to clients in Maryland and Delaware, and asset and property management in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. For details, call 410-543-2440 or visit