Real estate developers convene to collaborate and advocate at 2013 LOCUS Leadership Summit

The second annual LOCUS Leadership Summit brought together over 50 leading real estate developers from across the country to meet with members of Congress, share ideas and learn from one another in Washington, DC this week.

Over the past two days attendees heard from leaders in Washington and the real estate industry about how public policymakers and real estate developers can work together to create more walkable, livable, economically strong neighborhoods.

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LOCUS on America's changing development needs at The Atlantic's Generations Forum

On Wednesday, May 22, LOCUS Managing Director Christopher Coes joined a panel discussion on America’s new infrastructure needs and livable communities as part of The Atlantic’s Generations Forum.

Moderated by Sommer Mathis, Editor of The Atlantic Cities, the panel also included Sarah Zanton of The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Sarah Rosen Wartell, President of the Urban Institute. Together they discussed how demographic changes in the United States are affecting the country’s development needs.

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Development-oriented transit: How value-capture launched DC’s newest neighborhood

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The 2013 LOCUS Leadership Summit was held on June 3-5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. A walking tour of NoMa was one of the many items in this year’s agenda.

At certain times of day, competition for an available bicycle can be fierce at the Capital Bikeshare station on the corner of 1st and M Street NE in Washington, D.C. That intersection serves as the unofficial crossroads for the city’s newest and fastest growing neighborhood, NoMa (short for “North of Massachusetts Avenue”), where a building boom is in full swing. On a typical weeknight, the sidewalks of NoMa brim with young professionals, who stop in at the new Harris Teeter grocery store or CVS pharmacy before heading to one of the nearby apartment buildings or the local Metro station. High above, the numerous construction cranes dotting the neighborhood serve as reminder that the frenetic pace of growth in the area shows no signs of slowing.

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Final agenda released — Last chance to register for LOCUS Leadership Summit

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In less than a week, leading smart growth developers and investors from across the country will gather in Washington DC for the second annual LOCUS Leadership Summit. With the Summit fast approaching, now is the last chance to join these leaders, as well as exciting speakers like Slate columnist Matthew Yglesias, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and USDOT Deputy Secretary John Porcari, by registering for this one of a kind event!

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Senator Mary Landrieu and LOCUS developer Pres Kabacoff to be honored with 2013 LOCUS Leadership Awards

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From left: Senator Mary Landrieu with LOCUS Fellow Walker Toma, Smart Growth America Chief of Staff Ilana Preuss and Pres Kabacoff at a meeting on Capitol Hill in 2011. Landrieu and Kabacoff will be honored with this year’s LOCUS Leadership Awards.

Louisiana will take center stage next week in Washington as LOCUS honors two smart growth champions from the Bayou State at its upcoming Congressional Reception.

As part of the second annual LOCUS Leadership Summit, the 2013 Leadership Award will be presented to Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu and Pres Kabacoff, CEO of New Orleans-based developer HRI Properties, for their work to promote smart, sustainable development in Louisiana and across the country.

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Registration is now open for the 2013 LOCUS Leadership Summit

2013 LOCUS Leadership Sumit

Real estate developers, investors and professionals are invited to attend the 2013 LOCUS Leadership Summit, taking place on June 4 and 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

This year’s Summit, titled “Bringing the Market to the Hill: Realigning the Federal Role in Real Estate,” will convene real estate professionals from across the country to connect with members of Congress and discuss how federal policies and investments can support more walkable, sustainable developments and lead to a growing economy.

Participants will hear from industry leaders and chief policymakers on a variety of topics including programs such as the New Markets Tax Credit and TIFIA, best practices for developing smart growth, and the role of policy reform in sustainable development.

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