M. von Nkosi, is also a licensed architect and the principal of Liquid Studios® (LS), an outgrowth of his parent company, The MXD Collaborative, Inc. founded in 1992. LS is a collective of like-minded independent practitioners and intellectuals operating from a "shared vision" to help communities optimize their potential. LS focuses on finding and implementing locally driven solutions (www.liquidstudios360.com).
Mr. Nkosi lead the design team that created the implementation plan for the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District in Atlanta, revitalizing this once troubled neighborhood into a sustainable community. In post Katrina New Orleans von directed $30-million of Disaster CDBG funds into a soft second housing program, funds for non-profit developers to boost housing production. In 2008 he lead a 35 person exchange – between Japanese Representative & New Orleans Leaders. In April 2009 he was a New Orleans delegate visiting Tokyo to share experience on disaster recovery. In 2017 solidified, a five-year agreement with NASA GSFC to help the space agency move NASA-patented technology into the marketplace by building entrepreneurs led by HBCU Students (https://tinyurl.com/ybef9mww).
He is a Duke University & University of Cape Town, South Africa ELP Fellow (2006) and a dedicated, accomplished leader and entrepreneur. He has optimized Smart Growth Strategies for municipalities through expertise in housing, land use policy, public/private development, strategic planning, safety (CPTED), equity issues, and civil society. He also designed, raised capital for, and brought the Mi Rialiti [my reality] Smartphone App platform as a part of his commitment to social justice and civil society (www.mirialiti.com).
Davorio Stevenson Treasurer
Davorio Stevenson is an Associate with CBRE's Houston Valuation and Advisory Service Group. Davorio is a recent graduate of the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. There, he was a leading member of the Masters Student Finance Association, a group that’s main objective is to connect the professional student organization with the leaders of the financial world. Notably, he is also a candidate of the CFA Institute’s Charter Financial Analyst program - one of the most recognized credentials...