Steering Committee

The LOCUS Steering Committee guides strategic decision-making for LOCUS. This group of leading smart growth-oriented developers is 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.

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





Alecia Hill, LOCUS Chair
VP — Impact Investments
Federal Capital Partners (FCP)
Brian Falls
Real Estate Developer
The Urban House
Nadine Fogarty
Director of Transit-Oriented Development



Debbie Frank
Director of Transit Oriented Development
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Lance Gilliam
Founder & Managing Partner
Concentric Community Partners

David Grannis
Executive Director
Zero Emissions Transit (ZET)



Catherine Sloss Jones
President and CEO
Sloss Real Estate
Doug Landry
Senior Associate
Jair Lynch
President and CEO,
Jair Lynch Real Estate Development



Natalie Mason
Executive Vice President of Development
Capital Square
Shannon Morgan
Managing Partner
Renovare Development
Glenn Wilson
Founder and CEO
Communities First, Inc.

Emeritus Members





Robert Davis
Co-Founder, Seaside, FL and Partner,
Arcadia Land Company
Christopher B. Leinberger
Founding Partner,
Arcadia Land Company


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 Realty 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