Now accepting nominations for the 2020 LOCUS National Leadership Awards

LOCUS President Jair Lynch (L) and Director Christopher Coes (R) recognize Angela Mingo, Community Relations Director at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, with the Richard Baron Award for Affordable Housing at the 2019 LOCUS National Leadership Summit.

Do you know someone in the real estate industry building great walkable and inclusive places? Have they demonstrated exemplary public leadership by working to alleviate the racial and economic disparities that have been on full display this year? If so, nominate them for the 2020 LOCUS National Leadership Awards.

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This year, LOCUS will present three National Leadership Awards. Categories are:

Company of the Year

Project of the Year

Richard Baron Award for Affordable Housing 

To be eligible, nominees must be the owner/principal of a private, for-profit company or be a private, for-profit company, have a history of development near major centers of employment, public transit and/or transportation hubs, and conduct their business in a way that exemplifies the LOCUS mission to build neighborhoods that are more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for America’s future. Full eligibility and criteria are available here.

The 2020 LOCUS National Leadership Award recipients will be presented in October 2020.

In addition, National Leadership Award recipients will receive:

  • A complimentary one year LOCUS Steering Committee membership.
  • Spotlight profile feature in LOCUS’ monthly newsletter, distributed to our nationwide network and posted on our website.

The deadline to submit nominations is Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

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About the LOCUS National Leadership Awards

Since 2012, LOCUS has awarded National Leadership Awards to 27 individuals and companies. Among them are:

Taylor Street Apartments and Library
2019 Project of the Year

The Taylor Street Apartments and Library project is a 120-acre, multi-phase, mixed-income development project including a public library branch that will ultimately bring more than 2,400 residences to Chicago’s Near West Side. Taylor Street is the result of a partnership between Related Midwest, the Chicago Housing Authority, and the Chicago Public Library System. The Little Italy Chicago Public Library branch invites apartment residents and members of the community to take advantage of daily on-site events and programming such as lectures, workshops, and book clubs.

2019 Company of the Year

Cityview was founded in 2003 with a focus on urban infill development of multi-family housing. Since then, Cityview has taken a unique, holistic approach to uncovering and tapping into the ideal urban way of life. The company has dedicated itself to developing in transit-oriented communities with high walk scores, including affordability components in neighborhood design, requiring “triple bottom line” investment criteria, and focusing on environmental sustainability and LEED standards. 

Shannon Morgan, Managing Partner, Renovare Development
2018 Richard Baron Award for Affordable Housing 

The 2018 LOCUS Richard Baron Affordable Housing Award went to Shannon Morgan of Renovare Development for her commitment to developing and financing affordable housing for individuals and families.

For a full list of past LOCUS National Leadership Award recipients, click here.