When: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Where: Hilton Waterfront Hotel – 60 Battery Street Burlington, Vermont

Parking: Parking is available in the garages behind the Hilton. Be sure to have the Parkmobile app downloaded on your phone.

Advertising and Sponsorship: Are you a part of the commercial real estate industry? Are your clients part of this industry? Partnering with White + Burke on this premier event gives you the platform to showcase your business in front of a captive audience of 300 Commercial Real Estate professionals. Contact us for a multi-tiered sponsorship package or for information on advertising in our conference booklet and event app.

Event App: Connect on a new level this year! After registering, you will receive an email from Whova. Download the Whova app today and begin connecting with all the participants, speakers, and sponsors at the Vermont Development Conference. Sponsored by

Request for speaker proposals: The planning committee is now requesting proposals for speakers and topics at the Vermont Development Conference. Please use this link and submit by June 7th. Please note that submissions received after this date may not be considered.

CEDs: Continuing Education Credits are not offered for this Conference. However, you are welcome to pursue this on your own and White + Burke will sign off on your participation.

Questions?: Email us

“PC is so proud to be a sponsor of the Vermont Development Conference – as we have been since its inception. I go to connect and discuss current issues, but the conversation doesn’t end with the conference. The network connections I’ve made at the VDC include people I call upon as we navigate this ever-changing world of commercial development and construction. Thank you to White and Burke for bringing this high-quality platform to Vermont every year.” -Matt Cooke, President / CEO, PC Construction

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Schedule Overview

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2023 Sponsors

2023 Planning Committee

Past Conference Schedules and Speakers


8:30 am             Registration Opens
9:00 am             Keynote 
10:15 am           Networking and Exhibits
10:45 am           Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm           Networking Lunch
1:15 pm             Concurrent Sessions
2:00 pm             Networking and Exhibits
2:15 pm             Concurrent Sessions
3:00 pm             Networking and Exhibits
3:15 pm             General Session
4:00 pm             Cocktail Reception



8:30 am Registration Opens

Be sure to use the promo code emailed to you to access free parking for the day. Sponsored by

9:00 am Morning Keynote Address
Grab a cup of coffee and kick off the day with this special presentation. Please note that breakfast will not be served this year. Coffee and light continental options will be available.

10:15 a.m. Networking and Exhibits
Top off your coffee and fuel up for the day ahead. Sponsored by:

10:45 am Choose from four concurrent sessions:

12:00 pm Networking Lunch
Pick up your preordered lunch and find a seat. Tables will be available in the general session room and the exhibit showroom. Use this time to catch up with your colleagues and clients and make new connections.

1:15 pm Choose from three concurrent sessions:

2:00 pm Networking and Exhibits
Take a break to grab a snack and some coffee.

2:15 pm Choose from two concurrent sessions

3:00 pm Networking and Exhibits

3:15 pm General Session
4:00 pm Cocktail Reception sponsored by:

Finish up the day with time to connect and reflect. Enjoy a complimentary drink from the bar and some light snacks. Stay to win a prize in the raffle!

“As a long-time attendee, a past panelist, and a repeat sponsor, I am once again pleased to support and participate in the Vermont Development Conference.  It’s really the only opportunity in our state for industry professionals including developers, builders, architects, engineers, lawyers, etc. to meet in one place to discuss both the challenges and opportunities in our areas of expertise.  We often lament the many hurdles that we encounter on projects; here is an opportunity to learn, contribute and effect change in our industry.” – Evan Langfeldt, CEO, O’Brien Brothers


Platinum Sponsors

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Gold Sponsors



Gail Henderson-King, White + Burke Real Estate Advisors
Shannon Lenzini, Downs Rachlin Martin
Steve Shaw, Weston & Sampson
Nathalia Ellis, Freeman French Freeman
Jen Stromsten, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
Ravi Bidichandani, PC Construction
Adam Seaver, M&T Bank
Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power