Although our team is small, they are mighty! Each and every member plays an integral part in carrying out our mission. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be introducing each team member so that you can get a better look into who they are both inside and outside of the office. This week we are introducing Ben Wieseman, our Director of Catalytic Development! As the Director of Catalytic Development for REV Birmingham, Ben is responsible for managing REV’s catalytic development team undertaking development projects owned and managed by REV and projects realized in partnership with private developers. He manages REV’s real estate holdings and works closely with its business development team to place clients and new businesses in spaces throughout the city. He manages and participates in projects with public and private entities seeking improvements in the public realm related to public art, infrastructure and real estate development.
TODAY IS THE DAY! REV Birmingham is celebrating 10 years of creating vibrant commercial districts in the City of Birmingham. Today is all about celebrating the past decade of success and all that we have accomplished. It all started ten years ago when two organizations – Operation New Birmingham and Main Street Birmingham – merged to create the one and only REV Birmingham. We have covered so much ground since then, from historic building rehab consulting all the way to our refresh of 20th Street North – and we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for us here at REV.
REV is turning TEN! Our birthday is swiftly approaching (it’s on November 15th in case you want to give us a happy birthday shoutout!) and we are spending the week leading up to it reflecting on the past 10 years. We have accomplished so much in just a decade, and we can’t wait to see what the next 10 years have in store for us. But for now, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of our favorite projects.
From Austin, Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana, learn why this family choose to move into the city center of Birmingham. We are interviewing people from all around the city and learning why they chose to move into Birmingham.