Calvin Gladney, LEED AP, is Managing Partner of Mosaic Urban, and is a trusted advisor to cities and non-profits seeking to sustainably regenerate urban communities.
Mr. Gladney is also a nationally-recognized public speaker on the revitalization of cities and urban neighborhoods.
Over the past three years, Mr. Gladney has served as a strategic advisor on projects with estimated development costs of over $1B and totaling more than 5M square feet of planned development. He is currently working on neighborhood revitalization projects in Detroit, Memphis, Houston, Jacksonville, Prince George’s County, MD and the District of Columbia. Mr. Gladney has also served as a strategic advisor to Mayor AC Wharton of Memphis and to former Mayors Dave Bing of the City of Detroit and Jean Quan of the City of Oakland and their respective economic development teams. Mr. Gladney has also worked on redevelopment, placemaking and TOD projects in emerging neighborhoods in Baltimore, MD; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the District of Columbia; London, England, Prince George's County, MD; and San Francisco, CA.
Prior to founding Mosaic, Mr. Gladney served as Vice President of the Anacostia Waterfront Corp. (AWC), a D.C. quasi-public real estate corporation where he assisted the CEO with the management of the Corporation and was the project manager for a master-planned, mixed-use redevelopment of 67 acres of City land.
Mr. Gladney also previously served as the General Counsel and Transactions Manager at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, a private developer in San Francisco, CA. At BRIDGE Mr. Gladney was the lead business person in the investment of $60M of CalPERS equity in multiple real estate development deals. He also provided strategic advice on the development or management of more than 2700 apartments throughout California. Prior to his tenure at BRIDGE, Mr. Gladney was the first Senior Development Director and Counsel at the National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC), a quasi-public D.C. real estate corporation. At NCRC Mr. Gladney helped select private developers for over $250M of residential and retail development projects.
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. He is also a member of ULI’s national Public/Private Partnership Council (Blue Flight) and a member of the Advisory Committee of ULI's Washington, D.C. District Council. Mr. Gladney also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Masters in Real Estate Program where he co-teaches a class on real estate entrepreneurship. In his spare time Mr. Gladney…Mr. Gladney doesn’t have any spare time.