The Brownfields Bootcamp training sequence brings subject matter experts together with newer professionals from diverse fields, including: economic development; environmental remediation; engineering; development; construction; law; lenders; regulatory departments; and more. Participants learn and connect as a cohort with topic experts to learn the fundamentals and start-to-finish best practices of brownfield redevelopment using real-world case studies, to help participants stay competitive and accelerate redevelopment projects.

Distance Learning Option: Sessions are available via live stream/videoconferencing for attendees outside of Minnesota, and for attendees who are unable to attend all sessions in person.

What You’ll Get:

  • Hands-on, practical training that will equip newer professionals with the skills and knowledge in a range of areas representing all facets of contaminated site remediation and redevelopment. An understanding of how developers, brokers, environmental professionals, attorneys, and regulators work together to complete a successful brownfield redevelopment.
  • Brownfield Bootcamp Insiders’ Guide of redevelopment resources and references.
  • Networking opportunity with diverse redevelopment sector professionals AND topic experts who are leaders in their respective fields.
  • Continuing education credits: 8 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits; Professional Development Hours (PDH) for Engineers, Geologists and Landscape Architects.
  • Certificate of completion (full course attendance required).


  • Course consists of six content sessions, three tours, and two social events.
  • Attendance of four content sessions required to receive certificate of completion (in-person or live stream participation).

Questions or need to be invoiced? Contact info@mnbrownfields or call 651-307-4371

Schedule:  All sessions start at 2:00 P.M. and finish by 4:30 P.M.

Brownfield Redevelopment Primer – September 19 – 701 Xenia Ave South, St. Louis Park, 55416 (WSB)

  • High level overview of brownfield redevelopment process & considerations: site selection, budgets, ROI
  • Legal issues involved in brownfield/redevelopment property transactions

Speakers: Monte Hilleman, St. Paul Port Authority; Sue Steinwall, Fredrikson & Byron

Site Investigations – October 24 – 4300 MarketPointe Dr, Minneapolis 55435 (Barr Engineering) Includes social hour and networking after session

  • Best approaches: Phase I/II do’s and don’ts, pre-demolition hazardous building materials surveys, how to successfully deal with geo-technical and site/layout challenges
  • Role of MPCA/regulatory process

Speakers: Ken Haberman, Landmark Environmental; Sheryl Filby Williams, Barr Engineering

Response Action Plans and Materials Management – December 6 – 700 Meadow Lane North, Minneapolis, 55422 (Mortenson)

  • Response Action Plans & managing clean-up on-site
  • How to succesfully navigate regulatory standards
  • Assurance letters & Institutional controls
  • Intro to SRVs/ISVs/HRLs

Speakers: David Liverseed, Mortenson; Chris Thompson, Braun Intertec

Site Tour & Social Reception – January 16, 2019 – 807 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, 55413  (Highlight Center & Able Seedhouse). Project tour by Hillcrest Development


Risk and Exposure – February 20, 2019 – 80 South 8th Street, 500 IDS Center, Minneapolis, 55402 (Gray Plant Mooty)

  • What is risk assessment? How to limit risk?
  • Exposure vs risk, exposure routes
  • Standards revisited: risk levels for soil/groundwater/vapor
  • Legal implications
  • Role of environmental insurance

Speakers:  Eric Hesse, Terracon; Rick Kubler, Gray Plant Mooty; Michael McGinn, JLT Specialty USA

Project Financing (includes site tour) – March 27, 2019 – Northern Stacks Dr, Fridley, 55421 (Northern Stacks)

  • Project finance plan, development costs vs. environmental costs.
  • End uses: how they drive the economics of redevelopment projects
  • Paying for it: public resources & grant application insider tips

Speakers; Paul Hyde, Hyde Development; Kristin Lukes, DEED; Eric Batiza, Colliers

Finalizing the Brownfield Project (includes site tour & social reception) – April 24, 2019 – 202 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102 (Oxbō & Seventh Street Truck Park)

  • Completing the project, process review.
  • How to communicate effectively with all parties: public, developer, city, broker, etc.
  • Leasing

Speakers: Kim Donat, Wellington Management; Richard Manser, OPUS; Kevin Carroll, City of Minneapolis CPED