Weller Development Company Hires Marc Broady as Vice President of Community Affairs
Broady to lead ongoing community initiatives for developers of Port Covington
Baltimore, Md. (September 5, 2019) – Weller Development Company today announced it has hired Marc Broady, Esq. as Vice President of Community Affairs. Broady brings over a decade of experience in civic and community involvement in Baltimore to Weller Development Company. He will report directly to CEO and Founding Partner, Marc Weller.
“Joining Weller Development Company and the Port Covington team as Vice President of Community Affairs is an exciting new chapter in my career,” said Marc Broady. “I’ve dedicated my work and time to serving the community in various capacities, and I look forward to elevating the efforts underway in South Baltimore.”
Broady will be responsible for leading the Port Covington Community Affairs Team, whose mission is to ensure that the transformational nature of Port Covington reaches beyond its physical boundaries. He will spearhead initiatives focused on workforce development programming, local hiring and apprenticeships, support for women- and minority-owned businesses, community partnerships, and more. Marc Broady will also be responsible for implementing community-related Developer commitments including compliance with the historic city-wide Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Baltimore and the SB6 Coalition Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) valued at over $135,000,000. This includes $39,000,000 in direct benefits to the six surrounding communities of Port Covington; $55,000,000 in other direct city-wide benefits including workforce development initiatives, education programs, college scholarships, recreation facilities, summer jobs for youth; and $6,500,000 in incremental costs for prevailing wages. Mr. Broady’s commitment to community development, combined with his legal background and experience, will be critical components to Weller Development Company’s ability to effectively collaborate with all stakeholders to positively impact the Port Covington project.
“Marc is an outstanding addition to our team,” said Marc Weller, Founding Partner of Weller Development Company. “The Community Affairs Team is an integral part of our continued work to deepen the connection between the Port Covington Development team and the community. With Marc’s dedicated track record in Baltimore and proven commitment to the City, we look forward to expanding community initiatives under his leadership.”
As Vice President of Community Affairs, Broady will maintain the crucial connection between Weller Development and communities throughout Baltimore City, including leading the partnership with the South Baltimore 7 (“SB7”) Coalition, an organization comprised of community leaders from Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Curtis Bay, Lakeland, Mt. Winans, Westport and Port Covington.
“SB7’s partnership with the Port Covington development team is pertinent to ensuring that surrounding communities can participate in and benefit from the development of Port Covington,” said Michael Middleton, chairman of the Cherry Hill Community Coalition and chairman of SB7. “I am confident that Marc Broady will be able to bring our visions for a vibrant South Baltimore to life.”
A Baltimore native, Broady received his juris doctor (J.D.) from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2016 and is a member of the Maryland Bar. He holds a bachelor of science (B.S.) in justice studies from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md. and currently resides in Baltimore.
About Port Covington & the Port Covington Development Team
Port Covington is a 235-acre master-planned, mixed-use redevelopment project, with a prime location on the waterfront in Baltimore City. As one of the largest urban redevelopment efforts in the United States, the redevelopment of Port Covington will have a fundamental and far-reaching positive impact on Baltimore, its economy and its future. At completion, this project is planned to include: up to 18 million square feet of new, mixed-use development; 2.5 miles of restored waterfront; and 40 acres of green space for Baltimore City. The Port Covington redevelopment is expected to generate thousands of new jobs, new businesses, better transit, more public parks, improved access to the waterfront, new space for manufacturing, fresh opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship and more for Baltimore City residents and its local workforce.
About Weller Development Company
Weller Development is a privately-owned real estate development firm led by Marc Weller, a senior real estate executive with over 25 years of experience developing and building residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate projects. Offering a unique and powerful range of expertise for all phases of development, Weller Development is the lead developer of Port Covington, a 235-acre mixed-use redevelopment project in Baltimore City that is one of the largest urban renewal efforts in the United States. For more information, visit www.wellerdevelopment.com.