Brenda Solomito Basar brings clients nearly 30 years’ experience in both private and public sector land planning and development. Before founding SLP, Brenda worked as a planner for the City of Atlantic Beach in Florida and for the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning Development. As for her private sector experience, Brenda served as associate principal at ETI Corporation and at Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates (now A2H). She has headed countless high-profile projects in the private sector ranging in scale from a 2,000-acre mixed-use development to a 0.2 acre commercial development.

Recent related experience includes an I-69 land use corridor study for the City of Munford, Tennessee, and a land use corridor study for Veterans Parkway for the City of Millington, Tennessee. Brenda is a current member of the American Planning Association, West Tennessee Chapter, and the Urban Land Institute. She is also a member of Lambda Alpha International, a highly selective global land economics society for the exchange of ideas in land use and development and the Economic Club of Memphis.

Brenda is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha International and has been named by the Memphis Business Journal as a 2016 Super Woman in Business. Additionally, she has served on the Board of Directors of Dorothy Day House since 2015. Solomito Land Planning is a Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Locally Owned Small Business (LSOB).




  • Parkside at Shelby Farms (Memphis, TN)

  • Green Meadows Development (Munford, TN)

  • Nonconnah Parkway Area Comprehensive Land Use and Transportation Plan – 31.5 sq.-mile development area (Shelby County, TN)

  • Midtown Corridor/Old Binghampton Neighborhood – 34-block Midtown neighborhood (Memphis, TN)

  • TraVure – mixed-use hotel, office and retail development (Germantown, TN)

  • International Paper, Tower 4 (Memphis, TN)

  • Ballet Memphis – Midtown (Memphis, TN)

  • Smucker Plant Expansion (Memphis, TN)

  • Over 14 Walgreens stores in West TN and metro Nashville, TN area

  • Wolfchase Galleria Mall – 250-acre regional center (Memphis, TN)

  • DeSoto County Civic Center (10,000-seat auditorium and exhibit hall in DeSoto County, MS)


  • Hull Dobbs Ranch (682-acre mixed-use planned development in DeSoto County, MS)

  • Glen Farms Master Plan I-269 Corridor – 325+/- acres office, distribution retail and age-restricted residential master plan (Shelby County–Fayette County, TN)

  • Grand Casino (Tunica, MS)

  • Palmer Home for Children (MS)

  • McDonald’s (TN)

  • SunTrust Banks (TN, MS)

  • Paragon Banks (TN)