Equity in Land Use & Leadership
July 27 – 29, 2022
Katie Wertz works with Ancora’s regional teams to explore issues and opportunities in the innovation ecosystems of new markets and with the firm’s anchor institution partners. With experience in consulting, community development, and real estate development, Katie has managed planning and redevelopment efforts across the country. She has over a decade of experience working with anchor institutions, public-sector partners, and philanthropic organizations. In her previous role at Greenstreet Ltd., Katie played a leading role in developing and implementing the Health District Master Plan in partnership with IU Health, attracting a pipeline of nearly $750M in mixed-use development. She led a team of planners and analysts to evaluate and index neighborhoods using market, demographic, and physical elements to determine priority funding needs that allowed the City of Indianapolis and partners to make targeted investments tailored to the needs of the community. Building on that work, Katie led efforts to analyze and index the economic mobility of neighborhoods across Indianapolis. A local CDFI used the index to guide funding for affordable and equitable housing solutions. Katie earned a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development and Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University. An active member of ULI, she volunteers with organizations that align with equitable development, food access, and youth.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
8:45am – 10:00am
Our expert panelists will share the history of real estate development in their respective midwestern communities.