Washington, D.C. — LOCUS is pleased to announce the selection of Douglas Landry, AICP, as the President of its Massachusetts Chapter. LOCUS (Latin for “Place”) is a national coalition of real estate developers and investors committed to sustainable, equitable, and walkable development in metropolitan areas across the country. LOCUS is a program of Smart Growth America (SGA).
“Doug brings to LOCUS Massachusetts years of experience working in both the public and private sector on high level land-use and development projects,” said Christopher Coes, Vice President for Real Estate Policy and External Affairs at Smart Growth America and Director of LOCUS. “His history of unwavering support for responsible triple bottom line development provides him with a unique perspective on how to align public policy to meet the market demand for walkable urban development in Massachusetts.”
Doug Landry is the Vice President for Real Estate Development at Tighe & Bond, a leading Massachusetts-based engineering and environmental consulting firm. In his current role, Doug is responsible for supporting the company’s portfolio of private sector clients throughout its footprint in the Northeast, including Massachusetts, where he has formed a strong network of regional and national clients, business partners, and public sector regulatory relationships.
“I’m very excited to help organize and lead LOCUS Massachusetts,” said Landry. “There are many voices in the public conversation about infrastructure, housing, and economic development issues in the Commonwealth, and I believe LOCUS can contribute a unique and complementary perspective to the dialogue.”
Doug received his Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He lives in Natick, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.
Doug’s experience in urban development and public policy spans 30 years. Earlier in his career, he served as the first Town Planner for Walpole, Massachusetts, and subsequently as Chief Planner of the Public/Private Development Unit for MassHighway (now MassDOT). The most recent 22 years of his career have been spent in leadership roles in planning and engineering consulting, working on a wide range of high-profile projects, including all facets of master planning, land development and transportation strategy, zoning and environmental permitting — for developers, corporations, institutions of higher education, and public sector clients alike.
Doug serves on the national Steering Committee for LOCUS, as well as the national Board of Directors of NAIOP (the Commercial Real Estate Development Association). He was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee of Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs. Doug is also a member of the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, and is an active participant with the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (MassEcon).