The redevelopment team, Footer Building Development, LLC, is a joint venture between Mike Joy of Joy Development, Erik Wishneff of Brian Wishneff & Associates and Bruce Firlie of JLD Construction.
Michael Joy & Joy Development has over three decades of experience in the mid-Atlantic states developing and building successful residential communities. From urban redevelopment to spacious luxury homes, Joy Development has been a pioneer in both transforming communities and preserving the structures that define the rich histories of those communities including historic mixed-use buildings in both Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland.
Brian Wishneff & Associates is a boutique tax credit financing and real estate development consulting firm that specializes in helping facilitate projects that are seeking to utilize tax credits and a variety of other funding sources. They have been involved in over $2 billion of development including $500M of tax credit equity investments. Started in 1995 and led by Brian Wishneff who has over 30 years of real estate, finance and economic development experience, they have facilitated investments through a variety of tax credit programs including Federal and State historic tax credits, Federal and State new markets tax credits, and renewable energy tax credits among others. BW&A specializes in tax credit syndication, the process of monetizing tax credits, and downtown project development and consulting.
Bruce Firlie, JLD Construction, is a Cumberland native, resident, and a general contractor. Recent projects include the Chessie Credit Union Building in LaVale and the Department of Juvenile Services Regional Headquarters in Cumberland. He was also the general contractor for the Liberty Street Lofts in Cumberland and the Lyric Building in Frostburg.
On October 18, the staff of the Maryland Historical Trust - Office of Preservation Services traveled to Cumberland to tour the Footer Building. Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Megan Klem - [...]