Distinguished Speaker Series- Lou Marquet
Louis G. Marquet has dedicated his life to the quest of creating extraordinary real estate development projects that elevate the built environment through thoughtful master planning and architectural design that incorporate innovative and sustainable construction techniques. Mr. Marquet’s vast experience in managing sophisticated real estate projects, and his extensive knowledge of construction methods and management, enable him to maintain close control of the budget while still delivering exemplary places. Most importantly, his development accomplishments leave a legacy for remarkable and responsible real estate projects that will positively impact the way people live their lives for generations to come. For over four decades, Mr. Marquet’s career has focused on place making. He is a real estate developer and consultant. He is a founder and principal of LeylandAlliance LLC, a company that develops and builds mixed-use communities based upon the tenets of new urbanism. As a highly sought-after development consultant, he uses his skills to help others achieve their development goals, including community visioning, entitlement management, project and program design development, and multifaceted construction management. Mr. Marquet began his career as a carpenter and has reached the summit of his profession with the creation of some of the nation’s most respected new urban projects. Mr. Marquet and LeylandAlliance have developed, planned, and built four signature new urban projects: Storrs Center in Mansfield, CT, where Special Design District Zoning was created in collaboration with the Mansfield Downtown Partnership which included the creation and implementation of Sustainability Guidelines; Hammond’s Ferry in North Augusta, SC; East Beach in Norfolk, VA; and Warwick Grove, in Warwick, NY, where Leyland was the first builder to develop a national demonstration PATH program with HUD. He has been responsible for leading these projects through planning, entitlement, design, and management of construction field operations. Mr. Marquet has also overseen the design and construction of many complex mixed-use projects, including the adaptive reuse of landmark properties in New York City; the development of new residential communities in both urban and suburban locations; office, residential and hotel construction; development of high-rise resort communities in Miami Beach; and construction of resort hotels in the Caribbean. Mr. Marquet is very active in his community and has been recognized for his volunteerism and leadership by the New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, New York State Lions Club, and other service and not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of The Congress for the New Urbanism, the National Town Builders Association, the National Association of Home Builders, The Urban Land Institute, and the Warwick Valley Rotary. He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.
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