Schweitzer + Associates


Judi Schweitzer, MRED, AMDP, CGBP - Founder and President, Chief Sustainability Advisor

Judi is a pioneer in designing and applying innovative green and sustainable community development solutions for real estate policy, acquisitions, entitlements, development and construction  relating to master-planned communities, resorts, lifestyle and mixed-use commercial projects.  She founded Schweitzer + Associates, Inc. to apply her 25+ years of experience and knowledge in complex multi-faceted real estate developments, to the challenges facing the real estate industry today.  Judi is seen as an industry expert and is entrusted by industry organizations, public, private and non-profit entities to review and design policies, programs, and solutions that are transformative in the marketplace. 

She leads and assembles multidisciplinary consulting teams with cutting-edge expertise to help clients navigate the dynamic and often confusing world of sustainable development.  With her clients, Judi creates projects that are innovative, high performance, environmentally responsible, sustainable, beautiful and valuable.

Judi’s ongoing research contributes practical solutions and insights to the industry’s understanding and quantification of the value proposition of green and sustainable developments.  She is developing proprietary tools that will enable true cost pricing, and total cost accounting/valuation that addresses total costs and benefits, both market (economic) and external (global impacts) for various stakeholders in development and design decisions.

Judi has designed and taught the inaugural Sustainable Real Estate Development Course through the Master of Real Estate Development Program at USC, and is in the process of helping to design a new Sustainability Certificate program for Truman State University who is a preferred provider for Boeing Corporation.

Judi is a sought after lecturer and speaker on Sustainable Real Estate Development and Sustainable Economics; she has published a variety of articles on the subject and is the co-author and major contributor to Urban Land Institute’s best selling book; Developing Sustainable Planning Communities.


Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate (AMDP) Graduate
Alumni Advisory Council Member, Class IV Leader
AMDP Around the Globe - Alumni Newsletter Assistant Editor

National Charrette Institute - NCI Charrette System Program Certificate

University of Southern California 

Master of Real Estate Development (MRED)  
Graduate and MRED Adjunct Professor in Sustainable Real Estate Development

Truman State University
Bachelor of Science in Economics, Business Minor

University of California – Los Angeles
Environmental Interior Planning and Design - Coursework

San Diego State University
Fine Arts - Coursework

Current Appointments & Industry Leadership

State of California – Building Standards Commission
Green Building Code – Governor Appointed Position
Technical Advisory Committee Member

California Energy Commission/US DOE

Project Advisory Committee, Chula Vista Research Project

Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Full Member:  Sustainable Development Council - Vice Chair 
Orange County/Inland Empire - Sustainable Communities Initiative Council Member

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate Development (AMDP) Alumni Advisory Board Member
Harvard Newsletter Assistant Editor

USC – School of Policy Planning and Development 

Master of Real Estate Development – Sustainable Real Estate Development Course Designer and Adjunct Professor

Truman State University

Sustainability Initiative Designer and Head visionary
Truman/Boeing Sustainability Certificate Contributor

Prior Appointments & Leadership

Building Industry Association Orange County (BIA/OC)

Quality Construction Sustainable Building Committee - Prior Member

Home Builder’s Council (HBC)
Director and Board Member of Orange County Chapter 
Government Affairs Committee Member

American Institute of Architects/World Congress of Architects AIA/UIA First Sustainable Conference
"Declaration of Interdependence for a Sustainable Future"

US Green Building Council 
Member of LEED-ND Corresponding Committee