Roundtable series in six cities this spring will discuss federal real estate issues and their solutions


LOCUS members at 2012′s Leadership Summit.

LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors is proud to announce a new series of industry roundtable discussions about improving the federal government’s role in today’s real estate market.

The discussion series will gather leading real estate developers and investors from across the country to address the federal government’s role in real estate, and create solutions to align federal involvement in real estate to better support walkable development across America.

The series will build on the findings of Federal Involvement in Real Estate: A call for examination. The report, released in early January, highlights the disparities in federal real estate spending and priorities. According to the report, the federal government spends or commits approximately $450 bill each year across a wide range of real estate programs.

The first roundtable in the series will be held in Detroit, MI on February 6, 2013. The event will bring together LOCUS’s National Steering Committee members in Michigan and members of the real estate development community in the state, to discuss reforms LOCUS is leading in Washington to change the role of the federal government in real estate development, and solicit input on how federal investments can better support redevelopment in Michigan.

Additional roundtables will be held in several states throughout the spring. Real estate developers and investors are invited and encouraged to participate. To learn more about the series or to inquire about hosting a roundtable in your city, email us at locus@smartgrowthamerica.org.

We look forward to seeing you this spring.

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