ULI St. Louis Presents: REDI Roundtable with Maxine Clark, Chief Inspirator, Delmar DivINe


2023-02-21T17:00:00 - 2023-02-21T18:30:00

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    Delmar Divine 5501 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO 63112 United States


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    Student FREE FREE
    Under Age 35 FREE FREE

    In this boutique event, REDI graduates are invited to a small group, roundtable conversation with Maxine Clark, Chief Inspirator of the Delmar DivINe, the $100 million mixed-use project that is turning the historic St. Luke's Hospital into a hub of nonprofit office and coworking, workforce housing, and shared resources.

    Maxine will share her insights into the real estate development process from her unique perspective. While her project may be of a slightly larger scale (ahem), her path as a new developer working in the St. Louis market will provide interesting insights into what works, what works well, and where the bumps happened along the road.
    This event is open to those individuals who have participated in ULI's Real Estate Diversity Initiative program only. (Thank you for honoring this request.) 



    Maxine Clark

    Clark-Fox Foundation & Delmar DivINe

    I am a longtime retailer getting my start at the May Dept Stores where I moved up to ultimately be the president of Payless ShoeSource. In 1996, I left to start my own business but had no idea what that was at the time. I knew it had to bring back the fun to retail especially for kids. In 1997 I opened the first Build-A-Bear Workshop store in St. Louis, MO. Today, 25 years later we have almost 500 stores worldwide and over 225 million stuffed animals have been sold! I retired from Build-A-Bear and passed the reigns to a new CEO in 2013 and have since been working with minority and women entrepreneurs as well as community development. My latest project is the reimagination of the former St. Luke's Hospital on Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis, MO into a mixed used nonprofit office/ mixed income apts and retail space. The entire campus is about 475,000 sq ft and Phase 1 is 310,000 is now complete. Check out www.DelmarDivIne.com. It is an amazing transformation of a neighborhood eyesore into a bdridge to a beautiful future for this long neglected neighborhood.