President and CEO, Smart Growth America
Calvin Gladney, LEED AP, is President and CEO of Smart Growth America (SGA) and is a nationally recognized thought leader on the equitable and sustainable revitalization of low-wealth communities. Prior to SGA, he was Managing Partner of Mosaic Urban Partners, a real estate advisory services and development firm. Mr. Gladney has worked in more than 25 urban cities as a strategic advisor on neighborhood revitalization strategies in the last 10 years. Mr. Gladney has been not only been a thought leader but an actual implementer — through Mosaic Mr. Gladney was part of the team that developed a new 31-unit apartment building and a separate two-story restaurant in Washington, D.C. In 2017, Mr. Gladney was also the Urban Land Institute’s Senior Visiting Fellow for Equity. Before establishing Mosaic, he served as Vice President of the Anacostia Waterfront Corp. (AWC), a D.C. quasi-public real estate corporation, and he also served as the General Counsel and Transactions Manager of BRIDGE Housing Corporation, an affordable housing developer throughout the State of California.
Mr. Gladney graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, received his B.S. from Cornell University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a Board member of the Center for Community Progress. He is also a member of ULI’s national Public/Private Partnership Council (Blue Flight). Mr. Gladney also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Masters in Real Estate Program where he teaches real estate entrepreneurship and a real estate market analysis class. In his spare time Mr. Gladney… Mr. Gladney doesn’t have any spare time. But he will make time for you. You can connect with Calvin on Twitter and on Instagram @SmartGrowthCEO.