See who will be speaking at the 2015 LOCUS Leadership Summit

We’re excited to introduce some of the leading real estate executives who will be featured speakers at the 2015 LOCUS National Leadership Summit: Private Sector Solutions to the Affordability and Social Equity Crisis.

Our popular R.E.A.L. Talks (Real Estate Advocacy and Leadership Talks) feature the best minds in the public and private sector sharing innovative ideas and new approaches to walkable, sustainable real estate development. This year, our R.E.A.L. Talks speakers will focus on how to improve your company’s social and environmental bottom lines while increasing financial profits:

Egbert Perry is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The Integral Group LLC (“Integral”) and Chairman of the Board of Fannie Mae. He co-founded Integral in January 1993 with a mission to “create value in cities and (re)build the fabric of communities.” Pursuit of that mission has made the company a premier provider of sustainable real estate, facility and infrastructure solutions. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides community development, real estate development, investment management, program management, construction and property management services in mature and emerging markets across the United States and internationally. The company and Mr. Perry have received numerous awards, and are regarded nationally as innovators in the field of urban development and revitalization.
As President & CEO of JAIR LYNCH Development Partners, Jair Lynch is the principal-in-charge, assuming primary responsibility for firm management and project coordination. His commitment to developing a quality product and delivering superior service has produced distinctive urban mixed-use projects.
Jonathan Rose is the founder of Jonathan Rose Companies, a mission focused real estate development and investment firm that has completed over $1.5 billion of projects. The company’s mission is to repair the fabric of communities. The firm’s work touches many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build not only affordable and mixed-income housing, but also cultural, health and educational infrastructure.
Chryse Gibson joined Oaktree Development in 2010, bringing with her a unique blend of skills and expertise to support organizational development, finance, stakeholder relations, and business development. Gibson began her building career by earning her license as one of the first three women journeyman carpenters in New York City before entering a dynamic career with international organizations like OXFAM-Canada and Youth Challenge International, as well as founding the Women’s Future Fund.

Throughout the day, attendees can participate in our “off-the-record” sessions, a nothing-is-off-limits and thought-provoking conversation around the best solutions to reduce the rising cost of building and managing great walkable places as well as develop private sector-led, place-based tools to tackle issues like displacement, affordability, and social equity. This year’s “off-the-record” sessions will be led by the following:

CEO and Founder Mark Falcone launched Continuum Partners, LLC, in Denver in 1997 and has been a leading voice in the sustainable development movement both locally and nationally. Prior to founding Continuum, Mark held various positions with the Pioneer Companies, the real estate development firm founded by his father. He also worked with the Rouse Company’s Division of Office and Community Development in Baltimore, Maryland.
Paul Morris, President and CEO Atlantic Beltline, is responsible for the development of the most comprehensive revitalization effort in the history of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects in the United States. Trained as a landscape architect and urban planner, Mr. Morris has spent his 30-year career in strategic consulting and executive management roles focusing on transportation, urban redevelopment, natural resource management, public parks, and the development of corporate and institutional facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Mark Toro founded the Atlanta office of North American Properties in 1996 and since then has led the acquisition, development and redevelopment of more than 7 million square feet. An industry veteran, he has completed more than 60 projects, totaling 19 million square feet, in his 26 year career in commercial real estate. Toro is currently focused on building North American’s portfolio by identifying opportunities to acquire or develop retail, multifamily and mixed use assets, adding value by leading a select group of best-in-class professionals engaged in development, leasing, management, marketing and finance.

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The 2015 LOCUS National Leadership Summit will convene over 200 of the top real estate developers and investors to get smart growth deals done and create actionable solutions that advance walkable, sustainable development in cities and towns across the country.