Business in a Post-Covid-19 World: Featuring Guest Speaker Zed Smith, COO Cordish Companies


"Team with the Dean" special guest is Zed Smith is the Chief Operating Officer of The Cordish Companies. He and the dean will talk about what the post-pandemic world might look like.

Have you thought about what the business-world might look like after COVID-19 subsides? Dean Dalziel is bringing our UBalt community closer together by offering a virtual conversation with speakers that have insights into what might unfold in the future of business.

FEATURED GUEST: Zed SmithChief Operating Officer of The Cordish Companies

About the Speaker

Zed Smith is the Chief Operating Officer of The Cordish Companies.  In this capacity, Mr. Smith oversees all aspects of the Company’s operating properties portfolio which include a number of high-profile entertainment, mixed-use and sports-anchored developments located in urban communities across the country, many of which have been transformative with regard to their economic and cultural impact.

Prior to joining The Cordish Companies in 2002, Zed was the founder and President of Urban Asset Management, a Baltimore-based real estate development firm that specialized in retail development in urban communities which included project work in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Zed began his real estate career with The Rouse Company in Columbia, Maryland.

Mr. Smith holds a B.S. in Accounting from Morgan State University, and currently serves on the Boards of the Urban Alliance of Baltimore, a youth development organization that empowers under-resourced youth to aspire, work, and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentoring, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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