Thomas Kozlowski is well known for his work in creative large-scale real estate development. With a background in public real estate development, urban design, and architecture, he has been instrumental in the design and implementation of major urban, tourism, and public/private partnership projects throughout the world that creates innovative real estate value and defines a “sense of place.” In January 2008, Mr. Kozlowski founded EDG, a boutique tourism and destination development partner, working at the intersection of entertainment, planning, and real estate with offices in Los Angeles and Shanghai. EDGventures, an entrepreneurial arm, is focused on the creation of and investment into new innovative tourism products and venues. As CEO and President, his current work includes overseeing the planning, business strategy, positioning, and branding for the development of large scale tourism destinations, cultural heritage districts, new themed entertainment and resort developments, and new entertainment product development throughout China and Southeast Asia. Previously, Mr. Kozlowski was Director of Pre-Development and Development Management for Walt Disney Imagineering, where he created and led a California-based team to provide design and planning vision, imagination, and development management to facilitate the master plan implementation of the $2 billion USD expansion of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and the $3.2 billion USD Hong Kong Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong (HKSAR), China. Prior to WDI, Mr. Kozlowski was recruited to establish and head a design management group to oversee the planning, design, and implementation of Battery Park City and World Financial Center, the award winning mixed-use waterfront community in New York. As Director of Architecture and Design and Corporate Development Officer, he was responsible for overseeing commercial, residential, retail, open space, and environmental art programs. During his tenure, and while working jointly with some of the most prominent developers, architects and artists in the US, Battery Park City received over 20 planning and design awards. A former Hong Kong resident graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Kozlowski has lectured and taught throughout the US and actively advises US and Chinese government officials, developers, and architects on the means and methods of large scale, mixed use project implementation and public realm development.