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Guest Speaker: Owen Metz

Senior Vice President & Mountain West Development Leader Development & Acquisitions

As a senior vice president and Mountain West development leader, Owen Metz is responsible for all facets of new project development, acquisition and financing. His daily responsibilities include leading new acquisition opportunities, determining project feasibility, overseeing design and construction, structuring partnerships and negotiating with lenders and investors.

Since joining Dominium in 2006, Metz has worked on the acquisition, renovation and/or construction of numerous apartment communities across the country. He has also worked on four different historic adaptive­reuse developments. Further, he has been involved in Dominium becoming the replacement general partner on several distressed apartment communities. In aggregate, Metz has helped add more than 6,000 apartment units to the Dominium portfolio since joining in 2006.

Most recently, Metz played the lead role in the successful closing on the redevelopment of the Upper Post at Fort Snelling at Bdote, dubbed the Upper Post Flats. The Upper Post Flats is a long-term partnership with the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to save 26 historic military buildings that were Minnesota's very first National Historic Landmark. When completed the community will target the 191 apartment homes to military veterans and their families.

Since taking on a production role with Dominium in 2013, Metz has closed on 24 properties totaling nearly 5,000 apartment homes at a development cost of more than $1 billion.

Metz is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Business with a bachelor's degree in both real estate and finance. His professional affiliations include the UW Real Estate Alumni Association, Lambda Alpha International and the Urban Land Institute.

Metz is a founding contributor to the Dominium Foundation, which contributes to important housing and social service organizations in the communities where Dominium operates. 

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