GBC Newsmaker Speaker Series: Re-inventing a Baltimore Landmark – Lexington Market 2.0

  • August 20, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lexington Market past and futureJoin the Greater Baltimore Committee and representatives from Seawall Development for a discussion on the redevelopment of the nation’s oldest continuously operating market.

Panelists include:

  • Thibault Manekin – Co-founder, Seawall Development
  • Jon Constable – Development Manager, Seawall Development
  • Pickett Slater Harrington – Community Engagement Lead, Seawall Development
  • Peter DiPrinzio — Director of Food and Beverage, Seawall Development

Thibault ManekinThibault Manekin helped start Seawall Development in 2006. Seawall was selected by the City of Baltimore to redevelop Lexington Market, the nation’s longest continuously operating public market. Seawall believes that all facets of the built environment should be used to empower communities, unite our cities and help launch powerful ideas that create important movements. For the last 12 years, the company has focused its energy and resources on providing discounted apartments for teachers, collaborative office space for non-profit organizations, workforce housing, community-driven retail, launch pads for chefs and creative space for charter schools.

In 2011, Manekin was honored by President Obama’s White House as a Champion for Change. Seawall’s projects have received numerous national awards, including: The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, United States Environmental Protection Agency – National Award for Smart Growth Achievement, Urban Land Institute – Jack Kemp Models of Excellence in Workforce Housing Award, and several Urban Land Institute – Wavemaker Awards.

In 2020, Manekin launched Larger Than Yourself, a collaborative space for brave people to share how they are helping small ideas become powerful movements.

Jon ConstableJon Constable currently leads the $40,000,000 redevelopment of Lexington Market for Seawall Development. Constable has been with Seawall since 2009, starting their property management company and moving into a lead developer role in 2011. His development projects have included The Baltimore Design School, Miller’s Square, Green Street Academy and R. House.

Constable holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont, and a Master of Science in Real Estate from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining Seawall, he worked for the Furbish Company in Baltimore on green roof solutions, leasing and marketing.

Pickett Slater HarringtonPickett Slater Harrington has been a board member, advisor, executive director, manager and program staff at organizations of various missions and sizes. He has served with several national nonprofit, social change organizations including the Children’s Defense Fund, the Urban League and Public Allies.

He has also worked as a senior consultant with the Community Building Institute; adjunct professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio; and manager of leadership development and effectiveness at Independent Sector.

Additionally, Harrington is the founder and managing principal of Joltage, a social change design firm that champions innovative solutions to social challenges by working alongside community members and institutions to focus on strengths and assets in order to design, invest and incubate locally-driven, sustainable projects and enterprises.

Harrington holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Social Work in community and organizations.

Peter DiPrinzio, SeawallPeter DiPrinzio is the Director of Operations of R. House and leads Seawall’s food and beverage projects, including Lexington Market and the DECO food hall. He is also co-founder of The Remington Chop, a Baltimore food festival. He has worked for events and restaurants including Dinner Lab, Cafe des Artistes, The Cherry Creek Arts Festival and the New York City Parks Events Office.



Event details:

When: Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10 a.m. (Registration closes at noon, August 19, 2020.)

Where: Virtual Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 6 p.m., August 19, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Cost: GBC members: $25, Non-members: $40

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Please submit your questions for the panelists in advance to Lisa Byrd at