on Jan 22, 2019
Jeff Hébert Joins HR&A as a Partner in our New York Office
“Jeff brings his vibrant intellect, strong values, and substantial experience in resiliency, equity, and redevelopment to our organization. Our capacity to support urbanism in our nation and abroad continues to grow.”
– John Alschuler, Chairman
We are delighted to welcome Jeff Hébert to HR&A as a Partner in our New York office. A pioneer of resilience planning and community revitalization, Jeff works with cities around the world to develop strategies that mitigate future social, economic, and physical shocks and stresses. He will bring his forward-looking and holistic approach to HR&A, where he will focus on helping urban communities better adapt to changing environments and economies.
“I am proud to join HR&A and its incredibly talented team of diverse and accomplished leaders. Having worked with the firm for many years as a client and collaborator, I cannot think of a better place for me to continue my work preparing cities for the future.”
– Jeff Hebert
For nearly a decade, 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, refocused over $250M in place-based investments, and oversaw both the City’s development portfolio and the Office of Resilience and Sustainability, which developed the City’s first climate action strategy, the award-winning Resilient NOLA comprehensive resilience strategy, and the $141M National Disaster Resilience Competition award. Previously, Jeff was the Director of Planning for Concordia, LLC and the Director of Community Planning for the Louisiana Recovery Authority in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Jeff joins HR&A from the Water Institute of the Gulf, where he served as Vice President and led a transdisciplinary team developing innovative adaptation solutions for cities facing climate challenges. In addition to his role as Partner at HR&A, Jeff is an adjunct faculty member at the Tulane University School of Architecture, where he teaches in the Graduate Sustainable Real Estate Development program, the incoming Vice Chairman of FUSE Corps in San Francisco, and a trustee of the Louisiana Children’s Museum in New Orleans.
Please reach out to welcome Jeff to the firm at JHebert@hraadvisors.com.