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This important conference brings together leaders in Transit Oriented Development to showcase the latest in best practices for the design and development of TODs. Network with the leading developers, architects, planners, designers, place managers, transit agencies, rail experts, elected officials, and more.

Chris Leinberger to Headline Summit


Noted TOD expert Chris Leinberger is a land use strategist, professor, real estate developer, researcher, speaker and author, who balances business realities with social and environmental concerns. Mr. Leinberger is the:

  • Charles Bendit Distinguished Scholar and Research Professor and Chair at the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis of the George Washington University School of Business.
  • Founding Partner of Arcadia Land Company, a New Urbanism and transit-oriented development firm.

Mr. Leinberger’s career has included:
  • Managing Director and owner of RCLCo, one of the country’s largest real estate advisory companies,
  • Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program of The Brookings Institution, Washington DC,
  • Professor and founding Director of the Graducate Certificate in Real Estate Development at the University of Michigan,
  • President and founder of LOCUS, Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors, a program of Smart Growth America, advocating for walkable urban, mixed-income place development and management.

His books include The Option of Urbanism (Island), Strategic Planning for Real Estate Companies (ULI) and chapters in 17 other books, most recently, Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places (Island Press), Companion to Real Estate Development (Routledge) and New Urbanism and Beyond (Rizzoli). He has written for the Atlantic, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Nation, Washington Monthly, American Conservative, Urban Land, among other publications. He has been profiled by NPR’s All Things Considered and Marketplace, CNN, Washington Post, among others.

Congressman Seth Moulton to Headline Summit

Congressman Seth Moulton is serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district since 2015. A former Marine Corps officer, he is a member of the Democratic Party.

Seth Moulton was first called to service when he joined the Marines in 2001, days after graduating from college and months before the attacks on 9/11. As the leader of an infantry platoon, he was among the first Americans to reach Baghdad in 2003. He served four tours in a war that he didn't agree with - but he was proud to go, so no one had to go in his place.

Following his return from active duty with the Marines in 2008, Moulton attended a dual-degree program at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School, earning master's degrees in business and public policy in 2011. After graduate school, Moulton worked for a year as managing director of the Texas Central Railway, a transportation firm developing high speed rail in Texas.

Following this, Seth was called to service for his country again running for Congress on a platform of bringing a new generation of leadership to Washington, becoming the only Democrat to unseat an incumbent in a primary in 2014.

In the two terms since he was first sworn in, Seth has worked tirelessly to uphold his commitment to bipartisanship.

Brent Reynolds to Headline Summit

As CEO and Managing Partner of Nolan Reynolds International, Brent is primarily responsible for the firm's strategic growth and development activities within the United States and throughout Latin America. Brent identifies and creates opportunities that are aligned with the company's strategic plan of acquiring, financing, planning, permitting, and developing high-value projects.

Throughout his career, Brent has worked as project manager and developer of complex mixed-use commercial, residential, hospitality, and historic rehabilitation projects located on the East Coast of the United States and in select regions of Latin America.

Over the past sixteen years, he has been involved in over $1 billion dollars in real estate development and acquisitions, including 2 major TOD projects currently under construction in Miami along the Miami Metrorail line.

Brian O'Looney to Headline Summit

Mr. O’Looney serves as principal designer for many notable Torti Gallas & Partners mixed-use, transit-oriented projects. For more than 20 years, he has programmed, planned, and designed a variety of technically complex building types that seamlessly integrate a mix of uses. Mr. O’Looney is a leader in creating innovative housing grounded in the economics of construction and the marketability of building designs.

Additionally, he guides the design for many of the firm’s award-winning transit-oriented development projects and serves as the principal designer for a number of the firm’s current walkable urban building and planning projects.

After receiving his BA from Yale University in 1990, Mr. O’Looney earned his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Wisconsin in 1994. He is a Registered Architect in Washington, DC; Maryland; and Connecticut.

Washington DC is the national leader in TOD, and offers an incredible opportunity to learn from the multiple generations of TOD projects that have been built across the region.

The city is a living case study of a wide variety of TOD projects and their success over more than a decade of proven development. Participants will hear from the leaders who have designed and delivered many of the successful TOD projects. The TOD Tours will offer an opportunity to see the successful projects up close.

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This high level event is of great interest to a wide variety of industries and professionals who work within the field of transit oriented development - both nationally and internationally. Real estate developers, transit agencies, municipal and regional planning departments, urban designers, architects, investors and funders, policymakers, lawyers, building users, academics, consultants and advocates are all fundamental to the process of designing, building, and bringing life to TODs.

Project model center tour
Capitol Crossing currently under construction in DC





Chris Leinberger gives a TOD tour

Summit Venue

The Summit takes place at the Spanish Cultural Center - 2801 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009  More information

  • TOD Case Studies (Local, National)
  • Project Design
  • Principles of Placemaking
  • Importance of Catalyst Projects
  • Creating Café Districts
  • Project Funding
  • Joint Development
  • TOD Implementation
  • Urban Design and Form-Based Codes
  • Faster Approvals
  • Lively Tenant Mix
  • Getting Retail Right
  • Getting Parking Right
  • Marketing the TOD Lifestyle
  • Sustainability
  • Walkability Design
  • Station Architecture & Design
  • Bikeshare & Bicycle Networks
  • Integrating Affordable Housing
  • Project Tours
  • Special Networking Events