Alexandra Stroud, Principal of Urban Focus, has over 20 years of experience as a real estate professional specializing in community engagement, project feasibility, financial analysis, project management and development. Ms. Stroud has worked in commercial, mixed use development and multi-family housing in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Alexandra Stroud has successfully supported the creation of over 30,000 units of housing and mixed use development. Ms. Stroud has managed the acquisition and entitlement process for complex acquisitions that have included federal and state agencies including FEMA, VDOT, HUD, various City Planning Divisions (Leesburg, VA, Arlington, VA, Washington DC, New Orleans, Louisiana, Alexandria, VA, Rockville, MD, Montgomery County, MD), Orleans Parish Sewerage and Water Board, various city utility agencies and other municipal agencies as needed. She has closed $300 million in loans and financing and sought both public and private predevelopment and equity financing.
Ms. Stroud has a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master in Architecture from Tulane University.
As the Founding Director of the Sustainable Real Estate Development Master’s program at Tulane University, Ms. Stroud developed a curriculum that combines sustainability and real estate development to teach master level students on the complexities of the development process. She continues to participate by teaching Introduction to Real Estate Finance and organizing guest speakers.