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Resilient Businesses Make Strong Communities

HR&A’s Rebuild by Design team proposes innovative resiliency investments for businesses in the Sandy-affected region. In early April, HR&A’s multidisciplinary team submitted its final proposal for Rebuild by Design, focused on concepts that will enhance resiliency and economic vitality of the region’s coastal small business corridors and the neighborhoods that surround them. HR&A Advisors has [...]

Read More · April 8, 2014

HR&A’s Report on the NYC Tech Ecosystem Unveiled by Deputy Mayor Glen

The New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, Alicia Glen, unveiled HR&A’s study on the NYC Tech System. A consortium consisting of HR&A, the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), Citi, Google, and NY Tech Meetup released the study detailing the impact of New York City’s “tech ecosystem”. The study also [...]

Read More · April 2, 2014

Monocle Interviews John Alschuler for The Urbanist

Last week, Andrew Tuck of Monocle 24’s The Urbanist interviewed John Alschuler on HR&A’s role in shaping cities today. In his conversation with Mr. Tuck, Alschuler explains how HR&A participates in the global economy by advising its clients on issues that surface in neighborhoods and are solved in City Hall. Alschuler explains that the narrative [...]

Read More · March 26, 2014

Carl Weisbrod Appointed Chair of the NYC Planning Commission

HR&A is proud to congratulate our Partner Carl Weisbrod on his appointment as Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the City Planning Department. On Friday February 7th, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Carl Weisbrod as the Chair of the City Planning Commission and Director of the City Planning Department for [...]

Read More · February 12, 2014

HR&A Projects Recognized with American Planning Association Awards

We are delighted to announce that three of HR&A’s projects were recently recognized by the American Planning Association (APA) with its prestigious annual accolades: the New York Metro Chapter of the APA awarded the Strategic Plan to Reposition the Brooklyn Tech Triangle with the Meritorious Achievement Award, the Missouri Chapter of the APA awarded the [...]

Read More · January 2, 2014

HR&A Commends Landmark Public-Private Deal for MTA’s Fulton Center

HR&A congratulates the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for selecting the Westfield Group as master lessee of the $1.4 billion Fulton Center development in Lower Manhattan. The landmark agreement, approved December 18th by the MTA Board, leverages the expertise of one of the world’s leading mall operators to manage a world-class public space, and is the [...]

Read More · December 30, 2013

HR&A’s LA Office Expands and Relocates to Downtown LA

“HR&A has transformed its Los Angeles presence, broadening our services to clients we have proudly served for over thirty years. Stronger transactional and real estate advisory skills will expand our practice in Southern California, and the western states. Symbolized by moving our office downtown, HR&A will continue to contribute to the reinvention of urban life [...]

Read More · December 17, 2013

HR&A Study of Airbnb Economic Impacts Receives International Recognition

Airbnb, an online service for short-term vacation rentals, recently released HR&A’s study of the economic impacts of Airbnb rental activities in New York City. A follow-on to HR&A’s previous study of the company’s impacts in San Francisco, the study found that Airbnb generated $632 million in economic activity in New York in one year and [...]

Read More · November 27, 2013

Kaye Matheny Joins HR&A’s New York Office

Kaye Matheny, former Chief of Staff and Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, joins HR&A. HR&A welcomes Kaye Matheny as a Principal. Her deep experience with public-private development and urban planning will advance our clients’ economic development and public policy goals in New York City and abroad. Her [...]

Read More · November 18, 2013

Talking Transition: An Open Conversation About NYC’s Future

For the first time in 12 years, New Yorkers have a new mayor. So we’re getting together and we’re Talking Transition, transforming the typically closed-door transition process between Election Day and the Inauguration into an opportunity for New Yorkers to make their voices heard. HR&A is proud serve as the program manager leading the design [...]

Read More · November 11, 2013
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