LOCUS

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.

Check out the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit recap 

Our team

Christopher A. Coes
Vice President of Real Estate
Policy and External Affairs
ccoes [at] locusdevelopers.org
Monica Parikh
Deputy Director
mparikh [at] locusdevelopers.org
Kira Hibbert
Program Associate
khibbert [at] locusdevelopers.org
Mike Kingsella
Executive Director
Oregon LOCUS Chapter
mkingsella [at] locusdevelopers.org

A recap of the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit

The 2017 LOCUS National Leadership Summit took place at the historic National Press Club in Washington, DC, bringing together responsible real estate developers, investors, transportation professionals, and local leaders from across the country to talk about obstacles and opportunities in building walkable neighborhoods served by transit.

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The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: New York

Despite the demand for walkable urban places in New York, most real estate investment has been in the region’s core rather than in creating new walkable urban places or growing the region’s rail-served town centers. This represents a lost economic opportunity, and presents a real danger of a substantial affordable housing crisis if efforts to balance the region are not taken.

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