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MetroCores: Creating and sustaining the places where jobs grow

RCLCO’s Gregg Logan

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Creating and sustaining the places where jobs grow

75% of the Houston region’s jobs are within 5 miles of its 25 major job centers.

- What is the role of polycentric job centers in the economics of a region
- Can we predict and nourish new centers (infill and greenfield) while ensuring existing core growth?
- How can connecting these job cores increase our global competitiveness?
- How can we provide workforce housing affordably connected to them?

Gregg Logan argues that the number, quality, and other characteristics of these cores influence all job growth and that it is essential to the region to sustain their quality, amenities, and infrastructure.

Date & Time: Wed, May 4, 2011 · 12:00-2:00 pm

Cost: $50 ($75 after May 2nd) · $400 for a table of 8

Location: The Westin Gallera · 5060 West Alabama · 24th floor, Monarch Room · Houston, TX 77056


Gregg Logan, Managing Director at Robert Charles Lesser & Co, (RCLCO) is an expert on economic development and large metro job cores. He will present his findings on Houston’s big job centers on May 4th as part of Houston Tomorrow’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Questions, need a table for 8, or interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please contact Vilas Bhuchar at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 713-523-5757.







Gregg Logan Biography
Gregg Logan is a Managing Director of RCLCO (Robert Charles Lesser & Co) with over 25 years real estate development and consulting experience. Gregg is the national leader of RCLCO’s Communities Practice Group, which consults with land owners, developers, investors, regional planning entities, cities, counties, and others on strategic planning, economic development, market and financial feasibility, and large scale regional visioning.

Gregg has conducted and supervised consulting assignments throughout the U.S. and abroad. Gregg is a member of the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has chaired several ULI district and product councils.

He is a contributing author of several ULI books, including Transforming Suburban Business Districts, Housing for Niche Markets and Developing Active Adult Retirement Communities, and he participated as a market specialist to help create ULI’s Ten Principles for Developing Successful Town Centers. He has served as a member or chair for several ULI Advisory Services Panels. Gregg has published articles and/or been quoted as an industry expert in The New York Times, San Francisco Examiner, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Real Estate Today, Urban Land, The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and Builder, with regard to a variety of economic development, land use and real estate related issues.

Gregg is a graduate of UCLA. He is currently teaching The Economics of Urbanism at Rollins College Hamilton Holt School in Winter Park, Florida, in the Masters of Civic Urbanism program.

Professional Affiliations
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Association of Florida Community Developers, Inc. (AFCD) International Economic Development Council

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