Larry James is a real estate attorney in Faegre Baker Daniels’ Des Moines, Iowa office. He focuses on transactional real estate law, including platting, sales and leasing transactions, and entitlements. He works closely with developers on land development, historic tax credit and low income housing tax credit projects, as well as large multifamily and mixed-use developments.
In addition to his law practice, Larry is co-founder and Chair of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Iowa. ULI Iowa is working closely with the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the City of Des Moines, and downtown Des Moines businesses and residents on the Downtown Des Moines Mobility Plan. The plan, which will be completed in June 2017, will result in a redesign of downtown Des Moines’ street network to prioritize pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit while accommodating automobile drivers.
As Co-Chair of The Iowa Soil and Water Future Task Force, Larry leads a committee formed to address water quality issues tied to agricultural run-off. Made up of over 75 people, the task force captured dozens of voices from agriculture, businesses, academic institutions, conservation groups, environmental groups, and citizens through a series of stakeholder sessions, education opportunities and interactions across Iowa’s economic sectors to understand the needs and challenges of our soil and water health.