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It is becoming an increasingly common tale: Churches are facing a challenging combination of factors including older and dwindling congregations combined with aging buildings with increasing deferred maintenance. Increasingly faith groups are seeing their real estate holdings as both a liability and an asset.
In this panel discussion three speakers will share their experience in creative redevelopment projects aimed at optimizing existing real estate within the faith community. The speakers represent three different perspectives: the perspective of the Church, the developer, and a consultant.
Bishop John Chapman, Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
The 9th Bishop of Ottawa with recent experience redeveloping a historic property downtown Ottawa.
Drew Sinclair, SVN Architects
Licensed architect and community planner, with experience within the faith community.
Rodney Wilts, Windmill Developments
Partner in a real estate development company, with experience working with Churches and other non-profits in redevelopment strategies that maximize environmental, social and financial benefits.