Phillip Bush Joins HR&A’s D.C. office as a Principal

HR&A expands our leadership team in Washington DC with the addition of Phillip Bush as Principal.







“We gladly welcome Phillip Bush to HR&A. Phillip is a nationally-recognized leader in community development and resilience planning. His presence expands our capacity to meet the needs of our clients.”
– John Alschuler, Chairman


At HR&A, Phillip Bush will manage multiple projects within HR&A’s resilience and community revitalization practices. Currently, he is leading Climate Ready Boston, a comprehensive climate change adaptation plan for the city and its regional systems, on behalf of the Green Ribbon Commission and the City of Boston. He is also engaged in the Rockefeller Foundation’s capacity building initiative and HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition, where he works with 40 state and local governments on the predevelopment of resilience projects. As part of HR&A’s DC office, Phillip is co-lead for a multi-disciplinary team working for the DC Housing Authority to develop a mixed-use and mixed-income redevelopment plan for Greenleaf, a 15-acre 493 unit public housing site located in Southwest DC.


“I was very familiar with the high quality of HR&A’s work from collaborating with them over the years. I am excited at the opportunity to join the growing DC office and resilience practice, and to work with some of the most experienced and capable practitioners in our field”
– Phillip Bush, Principal


Phillip joins HR&A from Enterprise Community Partners where he began as a Freddie Mac Fellow developing proposals in response to federal and local opportunities for community revitalization and supported the establishment of the National Community Stabilization Trust. Phillip had the opportunity to make impactful changes on the frontier of affordable housing, resiliency and community development. He identified and assessed affordable housing transactions, developed policy recommendations, awarded grants to innovative communities, developed financial structures to leverage private capital with public funding, and led teams that provided assistance to local governments and non-profit agencies.


For over thirty years, HR&A has provided strategic advisory services for some of the most complex neighborhood, downtown, campus, and regional development projects across North America and abroad. With the addition of Phillip Bush to the HR&A team, we look forward to continuing to support the economic development and public policy goals of our clients. He can be reached at