Announcing the winners of the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Awards

For the past five years, LOCUS has presented our annual LOCUS Leadership Awards to developers and investors who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to public leadership, smart growth development, and who have furthered our mission of advocating for sustainable, walkable urban development. We received an unprecedented number of nominations this year and are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Awards.

thomas-obrien Stanford Carr, LOCUS 2017 Developer of the Year

LOCUS 2017 Developer of the Year
Stanford Carr, Stanford Carr Development, LLC

LOCUS is proud to recognize Stanford Carr, Founding Partner and Managing Director of Stanford Carr Development, as the 2017 LOCUS Developer of the Year. This award goes to a company or individual who has shown exceptional leadership in smart growth development by creating outstanding quality of projects and services, supporting the real estate industry through LOCUS and allied smart growth organizations, and advocating for local, state, federal policies that promote greater vibrant walkable neighborhoods. LOCUS commends Stanford Carr’s accomplishments in architectural design and community development.

LOCUS 2017 Company of the Year
North American Properties

North American Properties, LOCUS 2017 Company of the Year

We are proud to recognize North American Properties as the 2017 LOCUS Company of the Year. Based in Atlanta, GA, North American Properties is dedicated to projects that transform the community and create lasting value for residents. North American Properties has contributed outstanding work in creating transit-oriented development and smart growth projects. LOCUS commends North American Properties in transforming the development landscape by creating economically viable and ecologically sustainable communities of extraordinary character and enduring value, such as the Atlantic Station development in Atlanta, GA.

Richard Baron Affordable Housing Award

Each year the Richard Baron Award is given to an outstanding developer working to build attainable housing and ensure equitable outcomes. We are proud to present the 2017 LOCUS Richard Baron Affordable Housing Award to Buwa Binitie of Dantes Partners LLC for his commitment to developing and financing “luxury affordable housing” for individuals and families.

Honorable Mention

We received an unprecedented number of nominations this year for developers and projects from across the county and are pleased to honor Larry Bijou of Bijou Properties the 2017 LOCUS Developer of the Year Honorable Mention.

Attend the Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2017 LOCUS Leadership awardees. The LOCUS Leadership Awards will be presented on April 24, 2017 as part of the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. The Summit will bring together real estate developers, investors, and public officials from across the country for high-level networking and peer-to-peer education. Register today and join us at the awards ceremony.