Casius Pealer, President
Director of Tulane University, Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development

Casius Pealer is Director of Tulane University’s Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) program and is the Shane Professor of Practice in the School of Architecture. Trained as an architect and a real estate attorney, Casius has over 20 years of community and economic development experience, including in private practice, local government, and the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, Casius served as Assistant General Counsel at the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) and as a private attorney representing public housing authorities across the country.

In addition to being a regular speaker at professional conferences nationally, Casius is a former Chair of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing Committee and Vice Chair of Next City, a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world. He has been published in the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, the AIA Journal of Architecture, and Affordable Housing Finance Magazine.

Casius is licensed to practice law in New York State and Washington, DC, and he holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Master of Architecture from the Tulane School of Architecture. Casius has lived in New Orleans for over fifteen years, and he and his wife Libra have two daughters.