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James W. Todd

James W. Todd

Envisioning the Future

Mr. Todd is a real estate advisor, developer and investor.  His experience includes residential, retail, office, industrial, recreational, and mixed-use communities.  In addition to community development, this includes construction and management of individual office, retail, residential and recreational properties.

As President of JWT, Inc, he provides consulting and advisory services for strategic planning of real estate assets.

His development experience includes communities and properties developed in the United States and Canada as President of three companies:  Gulf Reston, Mobil Land Development Corporation and The Peterson Companies.  Under the ownership of both Gulf and Mobil Companies, he was responsible for the development of the new town Reston, Virginia.   Mr. Todd received an Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence for his Reston development.

He is a Senior Advisor to The Peterson Companies, one of the largest private development companies in the Washington region.  The company has multiple investment and development properties in the Virginia and Maryland suburbs.  He is Managing Partner of TFP Investments, a private investment partnership. As a Life Trustee of the U.S. Urban Land Institute Mr. Todd participates in international real estate study tours and advisory panels.  Locations included Spain, South America, the Netherlands, Russia, Eastern Europe and China, as well as the United States:  San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Costa Mesa, Colorado Springs, Austin and Honolulu.


Professional Memberships

Life Trustee, Urban Land Institute; Past President, Northern Virginia Chapter of National Association of Industrial and Office Parks; past Board Member, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association


Advisory Commissions

Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission; Past Vice Chairman, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority; Washington Airports Task Force.


Foundations and Boards

Emeritus Board Member, Johns Hopkins University Real Estate Institute; Honorary Trustee, National Building Museum; Board Member, University of Virginia Foundation; Board Member, McIntire School of Commerce and past Board Member Darden Graduate Business School, University of Virginia.



Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration, University of Virginia.


Military Experience

U.S. Naval Officer, Destroyer Escort USS John Willis