Following a four-year stint with industry leader Perez and its associates and architects, Lloyd partnered with urban planner Robert Tannen from 1985-1988, working on several historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects and a historic hotel renovation. Also, Lloyd consulted exclusively with world-renowned retail developer The Rouse Company (TRC) from 1985-1992. TRC, founded by Jim Rouse, is credited with creating the "festival marketplace," which became the forefather to today's mixed-use in-town developments. The regeneration of the urban marketplace (once referred to as "Festival Marketplaces") began Lloyd's love for inner city "people places" and mixed-use developments as new town centers and nuclei for subsequent redevelopment. Lloyd served as design manager for three urban marketplaces: the Riverwalk in New Orleans, Jacksonville Landing in Florida, and Underground in Atlanta.
In 1992, Lloyd served as a development team member responsible for master planning and conceptual design for Disney's Boardwalk and hotel development in Lake Buena Vista, FL.