Where Developers & Capital Connect

Ground-UP: Nashville 2024

WHERE

FOUR SEASONS, NASHVILLE

WHEN

OCTOBER 16-18, 2024

HOSTS

TED BROWN, RYAN HYMAN, & ROBERT WIEREMA

Where Developers & Capital Connect

You’re invited to Ground-UP: Nashville on Oct. 16-18, 2024, hosted at the Four Seasons Nashville by Ted Brown, Ryan Hyman & Robert Wierema. Ditching the traditional conference setup, Ground-UP is an exclusive event created for capital providers and commercial real estate developers looking to fill their future pipeline. With Nashville as the backdrop, attendees will be immersed in a highly curated experience, developing relationships for future deals with intentional and purposeful networking.

FEATURED GUEST SPEAKERS

RYAN “BIRDMAN” PARROTT

RYAN “BIRDMAN” PARROTT

FORMER NAVY SEAL SNIPER & EXTREME SPORTS ATHLETE

Birdman enlisted in the Navy after watching the Twin Towers fall on 9/11 and served eight years as a U.S. Navy SEAL. He is the Founder of two non-profits benefitting Veterans and First Responders, Sons of the Flag and Bird’s Eye View Project, raising funds in extreme ways.

DR. ERIC POTTERAT

DR. ERIC POTTERAT

HIGH-PERFORMACE PSYCHOLOGIST & RETIRED U.S. NAVY COMMANDER

Eric Potterat, PhD, is a high-performance sports and clinical psychologist who served as the Psychologist for the U.S. Navy SEALs for ten years. He is considered one of the leading experts in individual and organizational resilience and performance enhancement in high-risk, high-performance occupations.

DANIEL WERLY

DANIEL WERLY

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, TENNESSEE TITANS

Dan Werly joined the Titans in 2020 and has held several other roles, including General Counsel and Chief of Staff. He oversees the legal, strategic operations, and stadium operations departments for the Tennessee Titans and Nissan Stadium, including the development of a new multibillion-dollar stadium.

AGENDA

DAY ONE

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

11:00 am

Guest arrival and Ground-UP check in.

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Lunch and private concert at the Blue Bird Café.

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Intentional networking at the Four Seasons.

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Private dinner at Martin’s BBQ.

DAY TWO

Thursday, October 17, 2024

8:00 – 10:30 am

Private experience at Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium, including a stadium tour and development conversation with Titans COO, Dan Werly.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch at Mimo’s Restaurant at the Four Seasons.

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Intentional networking at the Four Seasons

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Mindset and resiliency training with Ryan “Birdman” Parrott and Dr. Eric Potterat.

6:30 – 9:30 pm

Dinner reception at The Twelve Thirty Club.

9:30 pm

Honky-tonk bar hopping on Broadway.

DAY THREE

Friday, October 18, 2024

7:00 – 9:00 am

Rolling breakfast available at Mimo’s Restaurant at the Four Seasons.

12:00 pm

Hotel check-out and departure.

EXPERIENCES

Tour and Development Conversation With Dan Werly at the Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium
Tour and Development Conversation With Dan Werly at the Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium
Private Concert at the Blue Bird Café
Private Concert at the Blue Bird Café
Private Dinner at The Twelve Thirty Club
Private Dinner at The Twelve Thirty Club
Intentional and Purposeful Networking
Intentional and Purposeful Networking

VENUE AND ACCOMMODATIONS

Guests will enjoy a two-night stay at the recently opened Four Seasons Nashville, just a few blocks from Broadway. Guests will enjoy five-star accommodations and views of Broadway and the Tennessee Titans stadium while tucked away from the partying for a peaceful night’s sleep. The Four Seasons will serve as Ground-UP’s home base, with some networking experiences within the hotel.

Four Seasons Nashville

160 2nd Avenue S
Nashville, TN 37201

PRICING

Price: $3,495 per person. The following is included in the registration fee:

  • Two-night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel
  • Meals, including lunch, dinner, and drinks on Oct. 16; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks on Oct. 17; and breakfast on Oct. 18
  • All experiences listed above

HOSTS

RYAN HYMAN

RYAN HYMAN

VICE PRESIDENT, LOCKTON

Ryan is a Vice President in the Fort Worth office of the Texas Series of Lockton Companies. He primarily serves as a client advocate, responsible for new business development, managing client relationships, and guiding the service team on strategy and client retention.

Ryan has a national network and client base of all asset classes for Commercial Real Estate Owners/Developers. In addition to traditional Property & Casualty risk management strategies, he has created a process to most efficiently evaluate ground-up development insurance. Ryan created and hosts a national series for owners/developers/capital called ‘Join Lunch Table’ to collaborate on real-time industry issues, with over 350 companies participating.

Ryan is a passionate father of a daughter and son and spends his non-working hours coaching his kids’ sports teams, wandering around in the mountains, and cheering for his TCU Horned Frogs.

ROBERT WIEREMA

ROBERT WIEREMA

PRESIDENT & PARTNER, LOCKTON

Robert is a leader in Lockton’s National Real Estate & Construction Practice and President of Lockton’s Midwest Series. He oversees client relationships, guides service teams, and advises on strategy. His clients include middle-market and large construction companies, real estate developers, and asset owners.

With a background in finance and economics and a history in the construction industry, Robert has a distinctive skillset to help his clients structure unique risk management strategies, including the use of captives, self-insurance, subcontractor default insurance, surety bonding, wrap-up solutions, project risk and more. He has delivered over $4.5B in work to his construction clients and developers through strategic introductions. He hosts a semi-annual CEO Dinner, construction industry networking events, and facilitates one-on-one discussions between industry leaders.

Robert and his wife, Anais, enjoy traveling and exploring their home city of Chicago. He is passionate about the outdoors and serves numerous conservation organizations aimed at preserving and restoring wetlands and prairies.

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