Get up to speed on the latest trends in TOD - the growing marketshare, development strategies, financing, and creating successful mixed-use projects. Hear from the nation's leading TOD authority Chris Leinberger on business trends, new financing options, and the latest research on TOD success stories.

Hear from one of America's most successful TOD real estate developers Doug Firstenberg, Principal at Stonebridge, and the strategies he's been deploying to create exceptional and successful pedestrian-friendly projects, as well as how his firm is weathering the current crisis to maintain values and keep projects moving forward.

Hear from Andrew Trueblood, Director of the Washington DC Office of Planning about the many things the city has done to encourage decades of high quality TOD projects


Join this lively discussion with 3 of the nation's leaders in TOD for new insights:

  • TOD trends and real estate financing
  • The importance and great development value of rail station locations
  • DC's leadership in TOD and project design
  • Economics of TOD, changing markets
  • Development project successes
  • The current shutdown situation
  • DC's new Comprehensive Plan creating more density at rail stations
  • The reopening of the nation's capital



We are proud to welcome Chris Leinberger to headline our first TOD Webinar, part of our new Professional Interactive Webinar Series!

Christopher B. 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:

Chris Leinberger, GWU

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 Graduate 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.

Mr. Leinberger was named as one of The 100 Most Influential Urbanists of all time in a 2017 Planetizen poll.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, Coro Foundation Fellowship Program, and Harvard Business School. He and his wife live in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.



We are proud to welcome Andrew Trueblood to headline our first TOD Webinar!

Andrew is the Director of the Washington DC Office of Planning, the office overseeing all planning and development in the city of Washington DC - which has quickly become known as the TOD capital of America with the highest number of high-quality TOD projects in the nation.

Prior to that time, Andrew was the Chief of Staff at DC’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) where he guided economic policy development, including legislative and budget proposals and oversaw the operations of the 80-person agency. He also oversaw policy coordination among across 11 District agencies, including planning, housing, transportation, regulatory, and creative agencies.

This included work on Mayoral policy initiatives such as Opportunity Zones, the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative, the Housing Preservation Strike Force, the Mayor’s affordable housing initiatives, and autonomous vehicles and mobility innovation. Prior to that role, Andrew served as Deputy Chief of Staff at DMPED, where he assisted the organization with improving its use of data and advised on economic development policy.

Andrew holds a Master’s in City Planning from MIT and a B.A. from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Andrew Trueblood, DC Office of Planning


We are proud to welcome Doug Firstenberg to headline our first TOD Webinar!

A founding principal of Stonebridge, Douglas Firstenberg directs firmwide strategic planning, oversees landmark development projects, and plays a key role in major transaction negotiations. Under his leadership, Stonebridge has developed several of the Washington DC region’s most innovative and successful urban mixed-use properties, including breakthrough transit-oriented developments and public/private initiatives.

Mr. Firstenberg has more than thirty-five years of real estate industry experience, leading complex development projects totaling more than 10 million square feet and $4 billion in value. Mr. Firstenberg started his career with K.S. Sweet Associates, a Philadelphia-based real estate and investment firm where he was named partner. In 1993, he co-founded Stonebridge Associates in Washington, D.C., and led the transformation of the firm into an urban infill mixed-use developer.

Mr. Firstenberg graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts and currently serves in leadership roles of several industry and charitable organizations.

Doug Firstenberg, Stonebridge
Mr. Firstenberg is the lead developer of NoMa, a new multi-billion dollar neighborhood and new metro station in NE DC, behind Union Station. NoMa is considered one of TOD's great success stories!