on Oct 07, 2020
Jeff Hebert Announced as President
HR&A Advisors is excited to announce that our Partner, Jeff Hebert, has been appointed as the Company’s President and elected to our Board of Directors. “Our Partners and I are thrilled to have Jeff on our executive leadership as President,” said HR&A’s CEO Eric Rothman. “Jeff’s client work and experience with urban revitalization, economic development, urban infrastructure, climate resilience, inclusive growth and equity are central to the recovery and future success of American cities.”
Jeff will join Board Chair John Alschuler, Vice Chair Candace Damon and CEO Eric Rothman in the leadership of the firm and will retain a client practice. Jeff’s promotion advances the firm’s broader strategic management changes and leadership transition announced at the end of last year.
Since joining the firm Jeff has led real estate market analysis, economic analysis, climate resilience, and strategic planning projects for clients across the country and has most recently been a leader of the firm’s A Just and Resilient Recovery initiative and Covid-19 economic recovery consulting. For the past year he has served on the firm’s Management Committee.
I am honored to join the leadership of HR&A. In my new role as President, I will have greater opportunity to shape the future of the firm while continuing the work of meeting the challenges that cities face. I thank my partners, and especially John, Candace, and Eric, for this exciting opportunity.
– Jeff Hebert
The CEO and President will work together to ensure that HR&A remains an industry-leading consulting firm that provides strategic advisory services for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, focused on real estate, economic development, and public policy. HR&A will also be at the forefront of providing solutions to the complex and interconnected challenges cities continue to face around race, class, climate change, inclusive economic growth, crumbling infrastructure, technological innovations, and housing affordability. As President, Jeff will ensure that the firm has the talent and business infrastructure to provide outstanding and innovative service to our clients.
“Jeff is an exceptionally talented professional and represents a new generation of leadership at HR&A,” said HR&A Chair John Alschuler. “As he becomes President and joins our Board, I look forward to him building on HR&A’s mission to improve economic opportunity, quality of life, and the built environment.”
Prior to joining HR&A, Jeff served Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans in many capacities, including as the First Deputy Mayor & Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Resilience Officer, Executive Director of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, and the Mayor’s blight czar. In these roles he managed the day to day operations of City Hall, tackled the crippling blight issues plaguing New Orleans, and refocused over $250M in place-based development investments. He began his career working on the redevelopment of Downtown Brooklyn.
In addition to his role as President of HR&A, Jeff is the Co-Chair of FUSE Corps, and serves on the advisory boards of the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance and the Reinvestment Fund.
HR&A is a leading, national consulting firm providing services in real estate, economic development, and public policy. HR&A has over 100 employees with experience as public servants, non-profit managers, city planners, economists, and real estate developers based in our offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh and Washington, DC.