6 episodes

The team at Weller Development Company believes in the idea that "a rising tide lifts all boats." And on land, cranes have that same potential, to lift and transform cities, from the ground up. With over 40 years of joint experience developing and building residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate projects, real estate pros Marc Weller and Matt Rienzo offer a unique and powerful range of expertise for all phases of development.
Put on your hard hats as Marc and Matt lead lively discussions on development trends and projects with guests from across the industry. Plus, listen in for a special segment called the #RisingTideMoment to hear real-world real estate examples that are truly lifting the industry and communities.
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Weller Development Company is currently the lead developer of Port Covington, a 235-acre mixed-use neighborhood under development in Baltimore City that is one of the largest urban revitalization efforts in the United States.

From the Ground Up with Marc Weller Weller Development Company

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The team at Weller Development Company believes in the idea that "a rising tide lifts all boats." And on land, cranes have that same potential, to lift and transform cities, from the ground up. With over 40 years of joint experience developing and building residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate projects, real estate pros Marc Weller and Matt Rienzo offer a unique and powerful range of expertise for all phases of development.
Put on your hard hats as Marc and Matt lead lively discussions on development trends and projects with guests from across the industry. Plus, listen in for a special segment called the #RisingTideMoment to hear real-world real estate examples that are truly lifting the industry and communities.
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Weller Development Company is currently the lead developer of Port Covington, a 235-acre mixed-use neighborhood under development in Baltimore City that is one of the largest urban revitalization efforts in the United States.

    The Secret to Restaurant Success with Steve "Monty" Montgomery | 5

    The Secret to Restaurant Success with Steve "Monty" Montgomery | 5

    Steve “Monty” Montgomery is a renowned Mid-Atlantic restaurateur, a leader, and visionary on Delaware’s culinary coast. Whether he's in one of his bars or out in the community, Monty is an instantly recognizable and celebrated face. His restaurants and bars have become town staples, the most notable being the famed Starboard in Dewey Beach. As the owner of Nicks Fish House in Port Covington, Monty has become a close colleague of Marc Weller & Matt Rienzo.
    On this episode of From the Ground Up with Marc Weller, Monty joins to discuss core values, commitment to community, and what it takes to be successful in the restaurant industry. Take a trip to the seaside as Monty shares a few of his own “Rising Tide” moments.

    • 34 min
    Creating Common Ground with Architect David Manfredi | 4

    Creating Common Ground with Architect David Manfredi | 4

    David Manfredi is a legend when it comes to the architecture, design and master planning of real estate development projects. From The Grove in Los Angeles, to Boston’s revitalized Fenway neighborhood, work in Boston Landing, and The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, David’s projects are impactful, inventive, inclusive and sustainable.
    His firm, Elkus Manfredi Architects, specializes in mixed-use placemaking that fosters community and creative innovation, as well as strategic workplace solutions that engage users and enhance performance. Their mission, to create common ground that brings people and communities together, is one that resonates with Marc Weller.
    In this episode, Manfredi shares how he got his start, his outlook on what makes projects successful and the current state of cities, along with a bit of advice for young professionals. It’s a conversation that every real estate development pro will enjoy!

    • 34 min
    A World-Class Mindset with Adrian Fenty | 3

    A World-Class Mindset with Adrian Fenty | 3

    Adrian Fenty is currently a founding managing partner at MaC Venture Capital, a former advisor at Andreessen Horowitz, and served as the Mayor of Washington, D.C. from 2007-2011. During his tenure as Mayor, he took on special interests and teachers' unions, fought for accountability in government and greater opportunities for children while also overseeing a dramatic reduction in violent crime. His courage reshaped the direction of the city and is much needed in our nation today. 
    Fenty provides his innovative approach regarding education and school systems as well as his thoughts on public housing and city revitalization.  In this episode, you will truly feel Fenty's passion for politics and reform, and his #RisingTide moment is a national inspiration.  

    • 39 min
    Meet Marc Broady, VP of Community Affairs with Weller Development Company | 2

    Meet Marc Broady, VP of Community Affairs with Weller Development Company | 2

    Episode 2 from The Ground Up with Marc Weller features our show's first guest, Marc Broady, Vice President of Community Affairs with Weller Development Company.  Broady, a Baltimore native, has impressive experience in Community Affairs, having worked with the late Congressman Elijah Cummings and for Baltimore City Public Schools.  Broady joined the Weller Development Company team in September 2019 and has been leading Port Covington's integration into the SB7, the coalition of South Baltimore neighborhoods working together on community initiatives.  Broady catches us up on community efforts, and shares how his experience working with Elijah Cummings prepared him for this position.  You also don't want to miss his own #RisingTideMoment. 

    • 29 min
    Building Port Covington | 1

    Building Port Covington | 1

    We kick off From the Ground Up with Marc Weller with a deep dive on the man himself and how Weller Development Company was established. Matt Rienzo and Marc Weller dig into Marc's past of how the Buffalo native moved to the Baltimore area, his belief in the City, and the world-renowned projects he's worked on along the way.  The team also discusses the narratives around Port Covington and the positive transformations the project is making in Baltimore City.  Be sure to listen for our #RisingTideMoment to hear about the recent community-building successes.

    • 27 min
    Introducing: From the Ground up with Marc Weller

    Introducing: From the Ground up with Marc Weller

    Introducing a new podcast from Weller Development Company. With over 40 years of joint experience developing and building residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate projects, real estate pros Marc Weller and Matt Rienzo offer a unique and powerful range of expertise for all phases of development.
    Put on your hard hats as Marc and Matt lead lively discussions on development trends and projects with guests from across the industry. Plus, listen in for a special segment called the #RisingTide Moment to hear real-world real estate examples that are truly lifting the industry and communities.
    Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Weller Development is currently 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.

    • 5 min

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