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Transit Oriented Development

The TOD Group offers expertise in the growing field of Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a style of development which incorporates a mix of residential and commercial uses and is designed to maximize walkability and accessibility to public transport. TOD is characterized by a high quality urban environment, which often includes restaurants, cafes, luxury retailers, professional office space, and residences. Many of these developments are often referred to as "New Urbanist" or "Traditional Neighborhood Developments."

Transit Oriented Development

TOD is a real estate investment concept gaining national attention for its ability to yield and sustain exceptional returns. In the 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 editions of Emerging Trends in Real Estate, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute rated TOD as the top real estate prospect for the future. They noted that parcels of land near rail stations which exhibit a mixed-use, high quality urban environment appreciate faster in up-markets and hold their value in down-markets. Over thirty studies across the United States have shown that land value premiums increase with accessibility to rail stations, when complemented by density, good design, and a mix of land uses. The proximity of land to transit stations generates up to a

Percent Increase in Land Value

30%+ premimum to land value. Some studies have shown this premium over 150%.

35 30 25 20

Land Value Premium in TODs

15 10 5

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Distance from Station

The TOD Group Services

The TOD Group is looking for TOD opportunities along a spectrum of services catered to the specific needs of each client.

Consulting: The TOD Group will provide fee-based services to public and private sector clients to maximize TOD potential Investing: The TOD Group provides investors the ability to benefit from the top-rated investment in real estate Development: The TOD Group will work with the public and private sectors to develop properties into TODs

Investment Opportunity

- TOD is the way of the Future Emerging Trends in Real Estate (2008) states:

"In 2008, U.S. real estate markets face greater downside risk in a repricing environment precipitated by tightening credit markets and increasing concern over a slowing national economy" (p. 1). The report picks TOD, Infill, and Green Development as "Phenomenal Over the Next Decade" (p. 15). "Congestion mounts everywhere and people get sick of losing time in traffic jams and cardependent lifestyles. Higher gas prices, global warming issues, and pollution just add to frustration levels. Condominiums, apartments, and retail near light- rail or subway/train stops become "increasingly attractive," almost can't miss" (p. 15)

TOD has been rated as one of the highest risk-adjusted returns in real estate.

The TOD Group

Dr. John L. Renne, Ph.D., AICP ­ Managing Director

John is an international TOD expert. He is the author/editor of Transit-Oriented Development: Making It Happen (forthcoming Ashgate publishers 2009) which is the first international book on Transit Oriented Development. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Urban Planning and Regional Studies at the University of New Orleans where he also serves as the Associate Director for a transportation research center. John has advised the State of New Jersey, the State of Western Australia (Perth), and the State of New South Wales (Sydney) on TOD planning and policy. John worked as an Associate Director with the EG Property Group in Perth, Western Australia, a fund specializing in TOD in Australia. He received his Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University focusing on TOD and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). John has completed the core curriculum of a Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University. John worked as a professional urban planner in Colorado from 1997 ­ 2000. He graduated as the valedictorian with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver and has a Bachelor in Environmental Design with Honors in urban planning from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has published multiple articles in international journals on TOD and related topics. His articles have appeared in Transportation Quarterly, Transportation, Journal of Urban Health, Journal of Public Transportation, World Transport Policy & Practice, and Urban Design International.

Mr. Eric Greschner, J.D. - Director

Eric is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Regatta Research & Money Management which was named to the Top 400 Wealth Manager Superstars in the country for the last two years in a row by Bloomberg magazine. He worked on Wall Street as an institutional research analyst and market strategist for a leading firm. Eric provided analysis to clients such as Oppenheimer, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity Investments, institutional pension funds, and hedge funds, etc. He also played an integral role in advisory meetings and conference calls with portfolio managers of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, 1838 Investment Advisors, etc. on stock market strategy and individual stock selection. Eric developed and tested stock market trading models, including models for several hedge funds, as well as one for Fidelity Investments. He has taught courses at Tulane University College, been a commentator for several radio stations, including WWL and WGSO 990 AM and has been quoted in national and local financial publications such as Money Magazine, Wall Street Transcripts, Times-Picayune, etc. Eric is a member of the International Association of Financial Planners and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Association of New Orleans. Eric is also on the Board of Trustees for the Houston Grand Opera.

The TOD Group

Ms. Kara Mattini Renne - Director

Kara is an economic development and community planner at the Regional Planning Commission ­ the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater New Orleans area. Kara pursued a Research Masters by Training at the Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy at Murdoch University. Kara's interdisciplinary studies included issues related to fostering vibrant communities, and her thesis focused on corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investing. During her graduate studies, she worked with the State Government of Western Australia in the development and execution of a community engagement with the mining town Newman. Ms. Renne possesses both a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Paul Richard, CPA - Director

Paul R. Richard, Jr.,CPA is President of RDG Properties, LLC, a commercial real-estate development company. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Louisiana and a member of the Louisiana CPA society with 17 years experience. Mr. Richard worked in public accounting servicing several commercial/residential development/management real estate companies. He is also experienced in tax and accounting matters of REIT's, Family limited partnerships, LLC's and real estate holding companies. Paul received his BA in business administration/Pre-law and his BA in Accounting from LSU. After departing public accounting, Paul joined Platform Crane Services, Inc. as controller. He quickly became VP/CFO and a member of the board of directors. During his tenure, he jointly grew PCS from 2 million in sales annually to 30 million. As President of RDG Properties, Mr. Richard actively manages multi-million commercial real-estate developments through all phases. He also has experience in construction and design.

The TOD Group

Mr. Peter Rodrigues - Director

Peter is the executive project manager at Roger & Sons Concrete, Inc., a leading concrete company in the New York region. Peter has over six years experience in construction management and has successfully managed over $500 million of commercial and public works construction. Peter is currently the Project Executive for Four World Trade Center. Peter previously worked in construction management and engineering in Puerto Rico, Colorado and California. At these locations, he managed the construction of a new Hyatt Hotel, a 1.5 million sq. ft. luxury mall, and a new genetics research & development laboratory for Genentech. He has completed over 3 million square feet of high rise construction in the last 2 years. Working around the country has given Mr. Rodrigues great insight into the subtleties of each regional construction market. Peter's educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering and a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Management with emphasis in Real Estate Development. He obtained both degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Peter's Master's thesis was entitled "Real Estate Development Opportunities in the A/E/C Industry" which analyzed low risk development markets that large construction companies could operate in as both the developer and builder.

Mr. Darin Short - Director

Darin received a Bachelors of Science in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University. Since 1994, Darin has been a self-employed River Pilot and Captain, responsible for piloting unlimited size ocean vessels on the Mississippi River between New Orleans, Louisiana and the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Advisory Board

Dr. Edward Blakely

In January 2007, Dr. Blakely was appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans to head the recovery effort following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina as the Executive Director of the Office of Development and Recovery Administration. Dr. Blakely has served as a key policy advisor to the Mayor of Oakland, advisor to the Los Angeles Public School District, and was a key leader in the recovery of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. He was appointed by President Clinton as Vice Chair of the Presidio Trust where he played a key role in the development of the former army base to a profitable civic facility. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Planning Association, the Nature Conservancy, and Fulbright Association. Dr. Blakely was appointed and is on leave as the fourth Chair of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Sydney in 2003. Before taking the Sydney Chair, Dr. Blakely was the Dean of Management and Urban Policy at the Milano Graduate School at the New School University, New York. Previously he was Lusk Professor of Economic Development and Dean of the School of Urban Planning at the University of Southern California. He served as Chair of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley for 10 years where he was also co-director of the Institute for Urban and Regional Development. He has directed several research centers in the United States at leading universities and his research funding has averaged over US$2 million per year for the past 20 years. Dr. Blakely is the author or co-author of 8 books and more than 150 scholarly articles. He also serves on the boards of successful real estate firms, including a 543-acre mixed-use project in California known as Dos Lagos, which combines a mix of residential uses with upscale shopping, dining, entertainment, live-work lofts, business and resort hotels, an 18-hole championship golf course and office space centered around two signature lakes, the namesakes of Dos Lagos.

Professor Robert Cervero

Professor Cervero is the leading international expert on TOD. He has published several books and hundreds of articles on the topic. His TOD books include: Developing Around Transit: Strategies and Solutions that Work (Urban Land Institute 2004), the Transit Metropolis (Island Press 1998), Transit Villages in the 21st Century (McGraw-Hill 1997) and America's Suburban Centers: The Land Use ­ Transportation Link (Unwin-Hyman 1989). Professor Cervero has been an advisor and consultant on transport projects in many countries, most recently in the United States, China, Colombia, Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. Over the past five years, Professor Cervero has been a regular instructor of transportation planning courses for the National Transit Institute and the World Bank Institute. In 2004, he was the first-ever recipient of the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning Research. He also won the 2003 Article of the Year award from the Journal of the American Planning Association. Professor Cervero serves on many boards and committees of professional and academic organizations.

Advisory Board

Professor Peter Newman

Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University. He serves on the Board of Infrastructure Australia, which advises Australian governments, investors and owners of infrastructure concerning nationally significant infrastructure projects, policy and regulatory reforms, options to develop and provide efficient national infrastructure, the needs of users, and financing mechanisms. In 2001-2003 Professor Newman directed the production of Western Australia's Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. It was the first state sustainability strategy in the world. In 2004-2005 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning issues. In 2006 ­ 2007, Professor Newman was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville where he completed two new books on resilient cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change (forthcoming Island Press 2009) and Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems (Island Press 2008). Professor Newman invented the term `automobile dependence' in his 1989 book Cities and Automobile Dependence (Ashgate) to describe how we have created cities where we have to drive everywhere. For 30 years since he attended Stanford University during the first oil crisis he has been warning cities about preparing for peak oil, including the importance of transit oriented development. His best selling book, Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence (Island Press) was launched in the White House in 1999.

Ms. Marilee Utter

Ms. Marilee Utter is President of Citiventure Associates LLC. The Denver, Colorado-based real estate advisory firm was established in 1991 to focus on public-private transactions, and specializes in mixed-use projects that transform communities and build economic vitality. Marilee brings particular expertise in transit-oriented developments (TOD), mixed-use, failed mall sites, and large-scale master-plans. In addition to experience as a banker with (now) Wells Fargo Bank and private developer (with Trillium Corporation managing the revitalization of Denver's Central Platte Valley railyards), she previously established the Office of Asset Management for the City and County of Denver, and the Department of Transit-Oriented Development for the (Denver) Regional Transit District. With this unique background, Marilee has become a nationally known speaker, writer, and advisor on innovative approaches to community redevelopment and urban issues. On a national basis, her engagements have included Phoenix, Minneapolis, Roslyn VA, Seattle, Houston, West Palm Beach, and Colorado Springs. She is currently working on TOD's in Charlotte, NC, Austin, TX, Santa Fe, NM, and Thornton, CO. Marilee holds an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School, a certificate in State and Local Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School, and a designation from the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE). She is a national Trustee for the Urban Land Institute and Past Chair of the Colorado District Council. In addition, she serves on the Board of many community organizations, including the Metropolitan State College of Denver Foundation and the Center for Visual Arts.

6001 Federal Boulevard


Rocky Mountains

Denver International Airport

6001 Federal Blvd


Downtown Denver

6001 Federal Boulevard

6001 Federal Blvd

Regis University

3.5 miles to Downtown Denver

FasTracks & Federal Boulevard

6001 Federal Blvd.

Denver TOD Market

· Homes within mile of transit in Denver have appreciated by an average of 17.6 percent over the past two years as compared to a regional market decline of 7.5 percent (Denver Post, Oct. 29, 2008) · New offices are leasing well so long as they are located near a rail line (Denver Post, November 5, 2008) · Denver has been rated highly, especially for mixed-use TOD in Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2008.

6001 Federal Boulevard

Federal Blvd. ­ 42,300 cars per day

Views of Mountains and Water

21.11 Acres

7,164 s.f. office building generates approximately $48,000 per year 2,400 s.f. shed and outdoor storage generates $18,000 per year

Possible Access to Lake

Access to Clear Creek and Bicycle Path

Future RTD Train Station 2 Stops to Downtown Denver I-76 ­ 56,700 cars per day

Fireclay Lofts, 32nd and Blake Street, Denver - $375,000+

Bradburn, 120th and Federal - $1,500 rent ­ 1,360 s.f.

Park Hill Village, I-70 and Colorado - $200,000+

Dry Creek Crossing, Denver Tech Center - $380,000 ­ 1,123 s.f.

Vallagio, Inverness - $375,000 ­ 1,385 s.f.

Metropolitan at Lincoln Station - $1,500 rent ­ 1,200 s.f.

For More Information


John Renne, Ph.D., AICP Managing Director The TOD Group 504.717.1744 [email protected]

This presentation is being furnished solely for the purpose of enabling prospective investors to determine whether they wish to proceed with further investigation of The TOD Group and the Company in connection with a potential investment. This is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision and does not attempt to present all the information that prospective investors may require for purposes of making an investment decision. The Company anticipates providing prospective investors with a Private Placement Memorandum as well as the opportunity to ask questions, receive answers, obtain additional information and complete their own due diligence review concerning the Company, The TOD Group, and the offering of the Preferred Membership Units prior to entering into any agreement to purchase Preferred Membership Units. All information included in this is submitted to you on a strictly and permanently confidential basis, except as expressly agreed in writing by the Company.


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