The Baker Program in Real Estate is excited to welcome Lou Marquet this Thursday evening to speak to students as a Distinguished Speaker. Mr. Marquet is a Principal at Leyland Alliance, heading its talented design and development team. He has been instrumental in setting new standards for construction innovation and environmental responsibility within the company.
Mr. Marquet has acquired broad experience over four decades in the real estate industry. This includes an array of construction 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; high-rise resort communities in Miami Beach; and resort hotels in Aruba. At Leyland Alliance, he led the team that was the first builder to develop a national demonstration PATH program with HUD in the Warwick Grove neighborhood, and the company developed Sustainability Guidelines for its Storrs project, working with the Mansfield Downtown Partnership. Most recently, the Storrs Center development received a nomination from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence. The project has been praised for building an urban center within a rural area, which does not happen very often.
Mr. Marquet prides himself on his community volunteerism and leadership, and has been recognized by the New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, Orange County United Way, and other service and non-profit organizations. He is a member of The Congress for the New Urbanism, The Institute of Classical Architecture, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Town Builders’ Association, The Urban Land Institute and the Green Building Council. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. The Baker Program is excited to hear from Mr. Marquet, and students look forward to learning from his experiences in developing for sustainability and community welfare.