From the Ground Up with Marc Weller

The team at Weller Development Company believes in the idea that "a rising tide lifts all boats ... more

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January 06, 2022 00:26:42
A Conversation with Tim Regan, President and CEO of Whiting-Turner | 7

A Conversation with Tim Regan, President and CEO of Whiting-Turner | 7

This week, Matt and Marc sit down with Tim Regan, the President and CEO of Whiting-Turner, one of the country's largest and most reputable construction companies. Tim and his team have worked with Weller Development on various successful projects, including Sagamore Pendry, and currently with Port Covington. Tim stays loyal to his values, which enabled him to carve out his path at Whiting-Turner. Raised in a blue-collar household in Northeast Baltimore, Tim learned the importance of humility and treating every day as a gift. His primary source of strength is his family, and he firmly believes the majority of his career's success stems from building it around his loved ones. His “rising tide” moment is to advise young professionals passionate about forming a successful career to show up, stay focused, make connections, and not be afraid to ask questions. ...

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December 10, 2021 00:32:29
Meet Dan Mullen, Founder and CEO of Future & Main | 6

Meet Dan Mullen, Founder and CEO of Future & Main | 6

Dan Mullen is a Detroit-based commercial real estate mogul whose innovative mind and creative expertise influenced Marc Weller and other real estate developers during a “meeting of the minds” that helped inspire Weller Development to bring Baltimore’s new Port Covington to fruition. Now the founder and CEO of Future & Main, a venture development group, Dan is adapting his company to the COVID-era workplace, expanding to new markets, and continuing his efforts to combine art, culture, and technology into public experiences. In this episode, Dan takes us through his extraordinary career journey, self growth, the impact he’s made in Detroit, and what drives his passion for creative development. His mission is to create experiences in cities that connect people to new opportunities, and describes his #RisingTide moment as always taking the initiative to help others and change lives through his work by creating access to jobs and seeing his employees thrive. ...

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November 17, 2021 00:34:59
The Secret to Restaurant Success with Steve "Monty" Montgomery | 5

The Secret to Restaurant Success with Steve "Monty" Montgomery | 5

Steve “Monty” Montgomery is a renowned Mid-Atlantic restaurateur, a leader, and visionary on Delaware’s culinary coast. Whether he's in one of his bars or out in the community, Monty is an instantly recognizable and celebrated face. His restaurants and bars have become town staples, the most notable being the famed Starboard in Dewey Beach. As the owner of Nicks Fish House in Port Covington, Monty has become a close colleague of Marc Weller & Matt Rienzo. On this episode of From the Ground Up with Marc Weller, Monty joins to discuss core values, commitment to community, and what it takes to be successful in the restaurant industry. Take a trip to the seaside as Monty shares a few of his own “Rising Tide” moments. ...

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October 07, 2021 00:34:30
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Creating Common Ground with Architect David Manfredi | 4

David Manfredi is a legend when it comes to the architecture, design and master planning of real estate development projects. From The Grove in Los Angeles, to Boston’s revitalized Fenway neighborhood, work in Boston Landing, and The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, David’s projects are impactful, inventive, inclusive and sustainable. His firm, Elkus Manfredi Architects, specializes in mixed-use placemaking that fosters community and creative innovation, as well as strategic workplace solutions that engage users and enhance performance. Their mission, to create common ground that brings people and communities together, is one that resonates with Marc Weller. In this episode, Manfredi shares how he got his start, his outlook on what makes projects successful and the current state of cities, along with a bit of advice for young professionals. It’s a conversation that every real estate development pro will enjoy! ...

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September 21, 2021 00:39:07
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A World-Class Mindset with Adrian Fenty | 3

Adrian Fenty is currently a founding managing partner at MaC Venture Capital, a former advisor at Andreessen Horowitz, and served as the Mayor of Washington, D.C. from 2007-2011. During his tenure as Mayor, he took on special interests and teachers' unions, fought for accountability in government and greater opportunities for children while also overseeing a dramatic reduction in violent crime. His courage reshaped the direction of the city and is much needed in our nation today.  Fenty provides his innovative approach regarding education and school systems as well as his thoughts on public housing and city revitalization.  In this episode, you will truly feel Fenty's passion for politics and reform, and his #RisingTide moment is a national inspiration.   ...

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August 25, 2021 00:29:46
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Meet Marc Broady, VP of Community Affairs with Weller Development Company | 2

Episode 2 from The Ground Up with Marc Weller features our show's first guest, Marc Broady, Vice President of Community Affairs with Weller Development Company.  Broady, a Baltimore native, has impressive experience in Community Affairs, having worked with the late Congressman Elijah Cummings and for Baltimore City Public Schools.  Broady joined the Weller Development Company team in September 2019 and has been leading Port Covington's integration into the SB7, the coalition of South Baltimore neighborhoods working together on community initiatives.  Broady catches us up on community efforts, and shares how his experience working with Elijah Cummings prepared him for this position.  You also don't want to miss his own #RisingTideMoment.  ...

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