LOCUS, Latin for “place,” is a national coalition of real estate developers and investors who advocate for sustainable, equitable, walkable development in America’s metropolitan areas.

Across the country demand is high for real estate in sustainable, walkable urban places. Yet too often, public policy hampers developers’ ability to build the development that would meet this demand. LOCUS brings together real estate developers and investors from across the country to change policy at the local, state, and federal level and to build neighborhoods that are more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable for America’s future.

2018 LOCUS New England Summit

October 23-24, 2018
Boston Society of Architects

Boston, MA

This fall, real estate developers, investors, and local elected officials from across New England will meet in Boston to share ideas, create new business deals, discuss smart growth issues, and prepare for the future of smart growth development across the region at the 2018 LOCUS New England Leadership Summit on October 24, 2018.

This full day conference will feature a talented line-up of speakers discussing new federal tax incentives, Opportunity Zones, market trends for walkable urban places in New England, planning for coastal resilience, and more.

The New England Summit will also feature an exclusive President’s Dinner on the evening of Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Join us for a lively night of networking and dealmaking opportunities at Cinquecento in the South End by purchasing your President’s Dinner ticket today!

For more information, contact LOCUS Massachusetts Director Elijah Plymesser at [email protected]org.

A LOCUS tool for exploring Opportunity Zones

Last December, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new community development program aimed at encouraging long-term private capital investment in America’s low-income urban and rural communities. Introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC), the federal Opportunity Zones program provides three scalable tax incentives for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds dedicated to investing in distressed communities.

To help ensure the new program delivers on its promise to improve lives by improving communities, we created the LOCUS Opportunity Zone Navigator, an easy-to-use, interactive tool for the individuals and organizations interested in real estate, policy, and business, economic, and community development activities in America’s newly designated Opportunity Zones.


Registration now open for the 2018 LOCUS New England Summit

Register today for the 2018 LOCUS New England Leadership Summit, happening October 24, 2018 at the Boston Society of Architects in Boston, MA.

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Now available: 2017 Federal Financing Toolkit

Now available: 2017 Federal Financing Toolkit

The 2017 Federal Financing Toolkit features 90 federal financing opportunities that are designed to help real estate developers and investors as well as local elected officials achieve their development goals.

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