SPEAKER

Brandon Palanker

Principal
GP Development
Dallas, TX

Brandon is a renowned thought leader on the subjects of downtown revitalization, mixed-use development and public engagement strategies. Over the past decade, Brandon was instrumental in garnering community support and municipal entitlements for over $10 billion of mixed-use development, representing over 10,000 residential units and nearly 20 million square feet of development potential. He was also instrumental in launching the nation’s first “Crowdsourced Placemaking” program, during his time leading public engagement for Renaissance Downtowns. Brandon recently moved to Dallas to join forces with Scott Polikov to form GP Development, a development platform that will leverage Brandon’s experience as a Master Developer of walkable urban-suburban downtowns with Scott’s proven ability to unleash economic and social value through integrating urban design, town planning, infrastructure and public-private financing strategies. He is a Board Member of the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University and the national Form Based Codes Institute, and serves on the Urban Land Institute’s Mixed-Used Development Council. Brandon has also long been an active member of LOCUS Responsible Developers, working with their Steering Committee on policy positions and recommendations and is a graduate of the National Charrette Institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.