Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Sharon Woods

Laingsburg, MI 48848
FBCI Involvement

Sharon Woods is the founding Principal and CEO of LandUseUSA, and is a certified Counselor of Real Estate (CRE). She has over 25 years of professional experience in market research, location analysis, land use economics, and downtown revitalization. She has also built a new approach to Target Market Analysis that measures the market potential for new housing formats and retailers based on the lifestyle preferences of migrating households.

Sharon’s expertise in real estate consulting, downtown reinvestment, and smart land use has led her to projects across the entire United States, and in a wide range of disciplines and roles. Her career includes senior positions at Fortune 500 retail corporations, in the field of market research and analysis. These jobs involved living and working in downtown Minneapolis (Target), downtown Cincinnati (Macy’s), and downtown Detroit (General Motors). Those experiences helped fuel Sharon’s passion for downtown districts as vibrant places for living, working and playing.