Case Study: St. Louis Region Breathes New Life into Former & Current Auto Plant Sites

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Thursday, May 27 – Discover how the St. Louis region’s resiliency, economic viability and locational advantages are evident in the successful redevelopment of former Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Assembly Plant sites and contribute to the continued activity underway at the busy General Motors Wentzville Assembly Plant.


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Mark Branstetter

Mark Branstetter

Partner, Panattoni Development Company

Mark Branstetter has over 25 years of experience in the design, development, financing, leasing
and sale of commercial real estate. As a partner for Panattoni Development in St. Louis and Indianapolis, Mark is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s activities in those markets. Overall, Mark has been involved in the development of approximately 10 million square feet of commercial real estate and 2,300 acres of land with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion. Mark is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Missouri Growth Association and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

Scott Haley

Scott Haley

Director of Development, US Capital Development

Scott Haley, Managing Director for US Capital Development, has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has directed and managed several million square feet of commercial projects and other real estate assets, including Leonardo DRS’ recently completed $34M facility in St. Louis and LKQ’s $32M North American Headquarters in Nashville. Scott, also acts as Executive Development Manager for the development of Fenton Logistics Park and oversees USCD’s National Corporate BTS platform. Scott has developed strong government relationships while working in the municipal planning and economic development arena.

Doug Rasmussen

Doug Rasmussen

President & CEO, Steadfast City Economic & Community Partners

Doug Rasmussen is an economic development professional, entrepreneur, thought leader and transactional consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the transportation/logistics, real estate, economic development and entertainment industries. Working with people from diverse backgrounds has given him the unique ability to navigate business and interpersonal issues and foresee long- and short-term trends and risks. In his own particular brand of hard-working expertise and steadfast commitment, Doug delivers maximum value to his clients.

As a specialist in the negotiation of business incentives and real estate development incentives, Doug assists companies, real estate developers and not-for-profit corporations in lowering their operating costs and securing gap financing for their capital projects. His expertise spans a broad range of development functions, such as: site selection, business and real estate incentives, business retention and expansion, economic and community development, and not-for-profit consulting.

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