Principal, Financial Analysis and Transactions
Alex Stokes is a firm leader in real estate financial modeling and strategic planning for economic development and urban revitalization.
Since joining HR&A in 2010, Alex has assessed the financial feasibility of numerous large-scale, mixed use redevelopment projects and crafted strategies to guide the use of public incentives and public financing, the provision of affordable housing and high-quality open space, waterfront redevelopment, developer engagement and university campus redevelopment. His analysis has supported over $1.5 billion in successful public-private financing.
Alex serves as HR&A’s in-house advisor for real estate finance, economic impact modeling and other diverse analysis and strategy assignments and leads a team of analytic experts across the firm’s five offices. Alex has also taught a seminar on redevelopment feasibility at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design with HR&A Vice-Chairman Candace Damon since 2015.
Recent projects Alex has directed include the Southern Manhattan Coastal Protection Study, a major public initiative to foster economic development and flood protection in New York, as well as a Kendall Square redevelopment study sponsored by MIT and equitable redevelopment strategies for several neighborhoods in Detroit and Flint, Michigan. Alex supported successful transactions and partnership agreements for the American Dream retail-entertainment destination in New Jersey, mixed-use districts in Denver, Nashville and Charleston. Alex was previously the lead analyst for a strategic growth and modernization plan for the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, a tax-increment financing strategy for the City of Atlanta and an award-winning master plan for a seven mile stretch of waterfront on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Alex is currently overseeing implementation planning for a large-scale waterfront master plan in his hometown of Sarasota, Florida.
Prior to joining HR&A, Alex served as a financial advisor to state and local housing finance agencies at Caine Mitter and interned with GE Capital Real Estate in Paris.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College and a Master of Real Estate Management from the Université Paris-Dauphine, which he attended as part of a Harvard-sponsored Williams-Lodge Scholarship.
Member, Urban Land Institute