10 reasons to become a LOCUS member today

The 2016-2017 LOCUS membership season is right around the corner, but we’re still missing one thing — your voice!

With great opportunities to connect, advocate, showcase your work, and learn new ideas, there’s no better time to join LOCUS. Here are ten reasons to become a LOCUS member today.

1. Network with leading smart growth experts

LOCUS provides many opportunities to meet real estate investors, developers, transportation professionals, and government officials working on smart growth projects. Meet them in person at our annual Leadership Summit, regional LinkUps, and networking receptions, or connect using our online member directory.

2. Influence Congress

Federal policy has a huge influence on the real estate market, and Congress needs to hear from developers to make these impacts better. LOCUS unites developers to speak in a unified voice for better policy and programs at the federal level.

3. Showcase your projects

Want to highlight your accomplishments to the rest of the real estate industry? Whether your company recently completed a 10-story apartment renovation or broke ground on a new transit center, LOCUS can help you gain visibility by showcasing your projects on our website and during our events.

4. Get priority access to new research

LOCUS members get an advance look at our research, including reports like Foot Traffic Ahead and future editions of the WalkUP Wake UP call.

5. Get expert advice

Have a specific question regarding a project you’re working on? LOCUS members get a discount on our advisory services and technical assistance.

6. Access members-only web resources

In addition to our newsletters and email updates, LOCUS members have access to a members-only section of our website where they can connect with fellow members, see a database of upcoming RFP’s, and take advantage of educational resources.

7. Speak nationally

Enhance your professional reputation by speaking at our national conference. We also connect members to various forums across the country, where they can provide a smart growth developer’s perspective on issues of the day.

8. Learn from fellow members

As a LOCUS member you’ll be in the company of some the nation’s leaders in the industry—any of whom you can connect with and ask questions of, either online or in person.

9. Receive discounted rates to the National Summit

Enjoy discounted rates to our annual LOCUS Leadership Summit, the premier annual conference bringing together real estate developers, investors, elected officials and Washington thought leaders all in one place for education, networking, and advocacy.

10. Guide policy

As the chief advisory group to Smart Growth America on real estate issues, LOCUS and our members provide expert advice on a variety of technical and policy issues.


Our four unique membership types — Steering Committee, Developer & Investor, Affiliate, and Non-profit/Government/Young Professional — make it easier than ever to find a membership option that fits your career and professional goals.joinlocusbutton340