Steering Committee

The LOCUS Steering Committee guides strategic decision-making for LOCUS. This group of leading smart growth-oriented developers are responsible for prominent mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented developments across the U.S. Guided by LOCUS’ vision for equitable, walkable communities, the Steering Committee informs LOCUS’ advocacy platform and is an expert advisory group to Smart Growth America.

Steering Committee members provide strategic input to LOCUS on its advocacy platform and influence in the federal policy space. They also provide technical input on proposed and existing legislation while participating in outreach to federal, state, and local policymakers. Membership is by nomination or application. Individuals interested in a Steering Committee membership are welcome to self-nominate themselves on account of their leadership in smart growth and alignment with SGA’s north star. Please reach out to Jared Klukas at [email protected] for more information.

LOCUS is proud to include these real estate developers and investors as part of its Steering Committee:



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Jair Lynch, LOCUS President
President and CEO,
Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners
Larry Florin
President and CEO,
Burbank Housing
Robert Davis
Co-Founder, Seaside, FL and Partner,
Arcadia Land Company



David Grannis
Executive Director,
Zero Emissions Transit (ZET)

Alecia Hill
VP — Impact Investments
Federal Capital Partners (FCP)

Doug Landry
Senior Associate,



Christopher B. Leinberger
Founding Partner,
Arcadia Land Company
Shannon Morgan
Managing Partner,
Renovare Development
Catherine Sloss Jones
President and CEO,
Sloss Real Estate



Glenn Wilson
Founder and CEO,
Communities First, Inc.

Emeritus Members





Pres Kabacoff
President and Co-founder
HRI Properties


Past Steering Committee Leadership

A special thank you to past LOCUS Steering Committee leaders for their expertise and guidance:

Atlanta Beltline, Inc.
Bazzani Building Company
Bedrock Real Estate Services
Brookstone Capital Management
Cairncross & Hempelmann
Cherokee Investment Partners
Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation
Crescent Communities
Crosswinds Communities
CWD Real Estate Investment
Development Federal Reality Investment Trust
Domus Development
Forest City Enterprises
EBL & S Development
Hist:Re Partners, LLC
HRS Communities
JBG Smith
Jonathan Rose Companies
Lander Group
McCormack, Baron, Salazar
Midtown Detroit, Inc.
Renaissance Downtown
University of Pennsylvania School of Design

USAA Real Estate Company
ZRZ Realty