In 2007 Mr. Gladney founded Mosaic Urban Partners, a real estate investment and consulting firm. Mr. Gladney left the law and founded Mosaic because he passionately believed that people deserve an equitable approach to the revitalization of their neighborhoods. Since 2009, Mr. Gladney’s also been teaching entrepreneurship to graduate students at Georgetown, proving to that entrepreneurship skills are teachable and learnable—you don’t need to be a born entrepreneur or get an MBA.
Mr. Gladney started the Happier Better Lawyer community because there should be resources and a community for three types of lawyers: 1) Lawyers who want to stay in the law but leverage the tools of an entrepreneur to be a better, and happier, lawyer; 2) Lawyers who want to leave the law to become entrepreneurs; and 3) Future lawyers currently in law school who are contemplating their legal career.
Calvin Gladney is a real estate entrepreneur, author and professor who occasionally mentions he went to Harvard Law School when he forgets that he is a fully-recovered attorney who no longer practices. He is the author of the upcoming book, “Happier, Better Lawyer: Entrepreneurial Tools for the Frustrated Lawyer,” where he provides a roadmap and inspirational guide for lawyers. Mr. Gladney is the founding partner of Mosaic Urban Partners, a real estate investment and consulting firm which helps revitalize urban neighborhoods around the country. Mr. Gladney is also a nationally-recognized public speaker on the revitalization of cities and urban neighborhoods.
In past lives that he mentions only in bios, Mr. Gladney was the General Counsel of BRIDGE Housing Corporation, a private developer in San Francisco, CA, Senior Development Director and Counsel at the National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC), a quasi-public D.C. real estate corporation, and also spent four years of his life as a hard-working real estate associate at Latham & Watkins, an international law firm.
Mr. Gladney graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, received his B.S. from Cornell University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Gladney also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Masters in Real Estate Program where he co-teaches a class on real estate entrepreneurship. In his spare time Mr. Gladney…Mr. Gladney doesn’t have any spare time.