Lou is a builder with a passion for creating highly sustainable neighborhoods that set new standards for construction innovation and environmental responsibility. Leyland was the first builder to develop a national demonstration PATH program with HUD for its Warwick Grove neighborhood and the company developed Sustainability Guidelines for its Storrs project, working with the Mansfield Downtown Partnership.
Lou's experience over four decades includes a broad 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.
Lou has been recognized for his community volunteerism and leadership by the New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, Orange County United Way, and other service and not-for-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. Lou is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.