John L. Renne, Ph.D., AICP, TOD Index Creator 

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The TOD Index was developed by Dr. John L. Renne. Renne is an Associate Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solution at Florida Atlantic University. He is an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University.   

Renne is also the managing director of The TOD Group® a real estate development, investment and consulting firm that specializes in Transit Oriented Development. The TOD Group® is the manager of the Denver Transit Oriented Development Fund® which owns and is the developer of the Clear Creek Transit Village in Denver, Colorado. 

Renne is the author of many articles, reports and editor of two books that address TOD, including Transit Oriented Development: Making It Happen (2009) and Transport Beyond Oil: Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future (2013).  He serves as the chair of the Transportation and Land Development Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, and he is actively involved with the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association.

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For more information, contact Dr. John L. Renne at or call 504-717-1744.

Tara Tolford, AICP, GIS Analyst

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Ms. Tara Tolford assists with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and report production for the TOD Index.  She holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans, with a dual specialization in transportation and land use planning.  Tolford has an appointment at the University of New Orleans.  She serves as the chair of the New Orleans Sustainable Transportation Action Committee, an association of transportation professionals, advocates, and educators that aims to promote economic vitality, environmental stewardship and healthy, interconnected communities across New Orleans by advising local, regional and state agencies on best practices for sustainable transportation.

Eric Greschner, J.D., Financial Advisor

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Mr. Eric Greschner is a financial advisor and consultant  to the TOD Index.  He is the founder, managing partner and is a Registered Investment Advisor and Wealth Manager at Regatta Research & Money Management.  Greschner was named by Goldline and listed in Forbes as one of the “Top 10 Leading Wealth Managers in United States, specializing in providing exposure to difficult to access but potentially alpha generating alternative investments and hedging downside risk.

Greschner worked on Wall Street as an institutional research analyst and market strategist for a leading firm. He is also an instructor with the U.S. Structured Products Association.

Eric is frequently interviewed by international, domestic, and local periodicals including Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s, Bloomberg, Morningstar, Thomson-Reuters, International Finance Review, Derivatives Week, Wall Street Transcripts, Risk Magazine, etc.

 He was also listed along with the founder of Vanguard, John Bogle, legendary commodity investor Jimmy Rogers, and the leader in social responsible investing, Amy Domini of the Domini mutual funds as one of the “Wall Street 50” in author Kim Curtin’s book: Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future.


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