Christopher Leinberger is a member of the LAI George Washington Chapter and was the 2017 Keynote Speaker for the LAI Baltimore Chapter in 2017 on The Momentous Shift in the Real Estate Market Toward Walkable Urban Places; How It is Changing Real Estate.

He is the recipient of the Lambda Alpha International 2020 Distinguished Richard T. Ely Educator Award.  This award is presented to the person who has achieved excellence within the academic world in the field of land economics or one of its constituent disciplines.  Mr. Leinberger has had an exemplary tenure as the Charles Bendit Distinguished Scholar & Research Professor; Chair, Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis at George Washington University.  The Award will be presented to Mr. Leinberger at the Land Economics Weekend in 2022.