Aaron Abelson


Aaron Abelson provides research and analytical support for a variety of open space, public-private development, and real estate projects across the United States.


He has also provided real estate strategy, public policy, and market analysis support to public- and private-sector clients. Aaron is conducting market and financial analysis to inform a vision plan for mixed-use redevelopment of a large former industrial site in Denver and analyzing the effect of national flood insurance policies on housing affordability in New York City. He previously analyzed market conditions and assessed public policy goals to inform a disposition strategy for publicly-owned land in Uptown Charlotte and researched planned waterfront developments in New York City as part of an update to the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Citywide Ferry Study.

Aaron joined HR&A in 2013 after two years working in Southeast Asia. As a Princeton in Asia Fellow in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Aaron coordinated fundraising efforts for the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, an NGO working to reduce road traffic injuries and fatalities in the developing world. He later joined Intel in Bangkok, Thailand, where he led development of a website about the company’s regional corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and supported the regional CSR team. Previously, Aaron worked for Slavic Village Development, a community development organization in Cleveland, and for the Supportive Housing Network of New York.

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University, where he also received a certificate in Urban Studies.