November 27, 2017
Baltimore Homecoming is Looking to Reconnect Expats with the City
Baltimore city will have its own homecoming in 2018. A new project is looking to draw accomplished folks who are originally from Baltimore or have close ties back to the city. They’ll return for a weekend called Baltimore Homecoming from Oct. 3-5, 2018. “The event will showcase Baltimore’s vibrant arts and culinary scenes, expose guests to the city’s remarkable innovators and entrepreneurs, and encourage discussion about the city’s challenges – and the bright future we can build together,” its website states.
The effort is being spearheaded by a nonprofit which was co-founded by Nate Loewentheil, who worked as a liaison to Baltimore in the Obama administration, and JM Schapiro, CEO of Continental Realty. A 40-member organizing committee includes Under Armour founder Kevin Plank, Wes Moore and JHU President Ron Daniels among its members.
Continental Realty Corporation (CRC), headquartered in Baltimore and founded in 1960, is a full-service commercial real estate investment and management company. The privately-owned firm owns and manages a diversified portfolio of retail centers consisting of over 3.5 million square feet of space, as well as apartment communities featuring nearly 10,000 apartment homes. Positioned throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, the value of the portfolio exceeds $1.5 billion.