Panelists will discuss the benefits and burdens of density at the upcoming Building Boston 2030 forum on October 21.

The event, hosted by the Sawyer Business School’s Center for Real Estate and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, will be moderated by NECN Business Editor Peter Howe.

Speakers will Include

Kenan Bigby, Vice President of Trinity Financial

Bigby is the lead project manager on the completed Newport Heights HOPE VI redevelopment in Newport, Rhode Island, where he helped develop 299 units of mixed-income housing on the former campus of the distressed Tonomy Hill public housing development. He also structured a complex financing package for the construction of 62 affordable units in Dorchester as part of the Trinity Terrace project.

Before joining Trinity, Bigby worked in affordable housing development and management. He has managed several supported housing programs and overseen properties to ensure compliance with state and federal housing quality standards.

Sheila Dillon, Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston

As a member of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Cabinet, Dillon advises the Mayor on housing policy, small business development, legislation, and neighborhood issues. As DND Director, she oversees the management of the five program divisions, including the Boston Home Center, Neighborhood Housing Development, Office of Business Development, Real Estate Management and Sales, and Supportive Housing. This work includes managing a staff of 150 and a budget of $83 million.

Frederick Kramer AIA, president, ADD Inc.

A passionate believer in the power of teamwork and collaboration, Kramer brings a heightened focus on design vigor to ADD Inc. Guided by his active involvement in the practice, he is responsible for the firm’s vision, strategies, and performance. Kramer's particular expertise with large mixed use projects combines with his strength in complex permitting and approvals to deliver a valuable perspective to our clients.

Paul McMorrow, Associate Editor, CommonWealth Magazine

McMorrow comes to CommonWealth from Banker & Tradesman, where he covered commercial real estate and development. He previously worked as a contributing editor to Boston magazine, where he covered local politics. He got his start as a staff writer and later news and features editor at the Weekly Dig. McMorrow writes a frequent column about real estate for the Boston Globe’s Op-Ed page, and is a regular contributor to BeerAdvocate magazine. His work has been recognized by the City and Regional Magazine Association, the New England Press Association, and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.