Calvin Gladney

Calvin Gladney

Managing Partner, Mosaic Urban Partners, LLC
Washington, District of Columbia

Calvin Gladney, Managing Partner of Mosaic, is a public-private partnership strategist, real estate developer, and trusted advisor to organizations seeking to sustainably transform urban communities. Over the past three years, Mr. Gladney has served as a development advisor to projects with estimated development costs of over $1B and totaling more than 5M square feet of potential development. He has served as a development advisor through ULI to the City of Detroit’s Mayor and economic development team on revitalization issues facing the city. Mr. Gladney has also worked on urban redevelopment and Transit-Oriented Development projects in emerging neighborhoods in Baltimore, MD; the District of Columbia; Prince George’s County, MD; Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA.

In addition to his development advisory work, Mr. Gladney and Mosaic are currently working with Donatelli Development to develop a new two-story restaurant in two blighted storefronts, and a new mixed-use, mixed-income apartment building in the Petworth neighborhood of the District of Columbia. 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 Chief Executive Officer with management and was the project manager for a $1B mixed-use redevelopment of 67 acres of City land.

Mr. Gladney also previously served as General Counsel and Transactions Manager at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, a private developer in San Francisco, CA where he was the lead business person in the investment of $60M of CalPERS equity and 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.

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 member of Urban Land Institute’s national Public/Private Partnership Council (Blue Flight) and a member of the Executive Committee and Regionalism Councils 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 real estate entrepreneurship.