Learn about the new federal tax and regulatory climate at the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit

Tonight, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. While it remains to be seen exactly what his remarks will entail, the president is expected to highlight the most significant legislative action of his first year in office–the overhaul of the nation’s tax code.

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has huge implications for the development of equitable, sustainable, and multimodal communities. Whether it’s the declining value of federal housing and community development tax credits or leveraging brand new “opportunity zones,” there are new challenges to meeting America’s pent-up demand for walkable, urban neighborhoods.

This spring, LOCUS is offering a unique opportunity to learn more about this new federal tax and regulatory climate.

Register today for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods, taking place from April 22 – 24, 2018 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The two-day event will provide participants with the tools, strategies, and business connections necessary to successfully navigate the nation’s changing real estate and policy environment. We’ll explore best practices from developers and local leaders working to advance their triple-bottom line projects and move their communities forward.

This year’s conference will open with “Rebuilding Neighborhoods Post Federal Tax Reform,” a timely, interactive speaker session highlighting the responsible, equitable, and creative ways for private developers and investors to continue to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure and revitalize its neighborhoods. The session will be led by a talented panel of industry and public policy professionals. They are:

Emily Cadik
Director of Public Policy at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. 
Christopher Coes
Vice President of Real Estate Policy and External Affairs at Smart Growth America, Director of LOCUS
Annie Donovan
Director of Community Development Financial Institutions at US Department of the Treasury 
Richard Allen
Vice President of Development Management at HRI Properties
Gary Heidel
Chief Housing Investment Officer at the Michigan State Housing Development Authority 


The 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit is taking place at a critical moment in our nation’s history with the passage of sweeping tax reform and the potential for an infrastructure funding package that the president is likely to discuss tonight.

We hope you will join our members, top real estate industry leaders, and elected officials in April for this exciting and engaging event!


The 2018 LOCUS National Leadership Summit is made possible by the LOCUS Steering Committee: