At RDUSA we believe that it often takes
Respectful Disruption to bring about Positive Change


In 2008, Donald Monti had an epiphany to create a
triple-bottom-line development model based on social, environmental and economic responsibility.  This vision resulted in the creation of Renaissance Downtowns an East Coast Based Company committed to Social Impact Investment.  In an effort to amplify Don’s vision in January 2018, Don created Renaissance Downtowns USA (RDUSA) bringing with him the same set of core values that he so deeply believes in.

As a self-proclaimed recovered developer, Don promises that he will never return back to the development days of “Suburban Sprawl.” He brings over 30 years of diverse experience covering all aspects of the real estate spectrum with the Company’s sole focus now centered around Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) alongside a commitment for Social Returns on Investment (SROI).

At RDUSA, our passion is centered around a commitment to Invest in IMPACT Real Estate Development. Emphasis on Social Returns on Investment is now viewed by many decision makers as a “mandate” as opposed to an “option.”


To create healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities for people from all walks of life while adhering to our Triple-Bottom-Line principles of social, environmental and economic responsibilities.


To collaborate with Community Stakeholders and Municipalities to co-create Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in order to maximize Social Returns on Investment.


Center around the belief that “If You Do Good, You’ll Do Well” and are embedded in the DNA of every member of Team RDUSA.

To stay true to and uphold our Mission, Vision and Values RDUSA has developed a Core Revitalization Methodology that fully respects community-driven redevelopment of suburban downtowns located in proximity to major metropolitan areas throughout the country.

Social Responsibility:

  • Commitment to provide Social Returns on Investment (SROI)
  • Commitment to provide Equitable
    Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD)
  • Commitment to provide Attainable Housing
  • Commitment to provide Healthy land use

“if you do good, you’ll do well”

Environmental Responsibility:

  • Commitment to implementation of
    Climate-Smart strategies
  • Commitment to reduce greenhouse
    gas emissions and carbon footprint
  • Commitment to a sustainable built environment
  • Commitment to protect & preserve water

“act now or pay later”

Economic Responsibility:

  • Commitment to implementation of Social Impact Investments (SII)
  • Commitment to community-driven
    economic development
  • Commitment to economic sustainability
  • Commitment to job creation & local businesses

 “a stimulus package in the works”

Renaissance Downtowns USA LLC


Donald Monti

President & CEO

Karen Carroll

Director of Operations

Dr. Martin Cantor


Louis Giacalone

Architecture & Planning

Kimberly Farrell


Michelle Brennan

Research & New Business Development

Neil Takemoto

CSPM, Community Outreach

Gerhard Mayer

Architecture & Planning

Siris Barrios

Community Outreach

Kevin DeVito

Visual & Analytical Technology

Peter Ding

Visual & Analytical Technology

Ethan Elkins

Visual Technology

Gerard Giosa

Transportation Logistics

Jamie Schwartzman

Creative Strategist

Chris DeMartino

Video Productions

Mike Fusco

Technology Management

Raul Salinas

Legal Counsel

Jerry Ruiz

Legal Counsel

Luiz Aragon

Municipal Affairs

Robert Ardolino

Federal Grants

Renaissance Downtowns LLC

In 2008, Donald Monti founded Renaissance Downtowns LLC, an East Coast based Development Company and Crowdsourced Placemakers LLC, a Community Outreach Firm to create award-wining projects while adhering to the principles of Triple-Bottom Line Social Impact Development. Today, Mr. Monti serves as Chairman of the Board of Renaissance.

Donald Monti

Chairman of the Board

Sean McLean


Michele Skobla


Howard Stein

Legal Counsel

Brian Ziegler

Legal Counsel

Daniel Deegan

Legal Counsel

Darren Monti

Project Manager

Andrea Bonilla

Director of Engagement & Communications