Garrett Rapsilber


Garrett supports the development of sustainable, context-specific real estate and economic development strategies.

Garrett brings an understanding of urban planning, sustainable economic development, and land value capture. Prior to joining HR&A, Garrett worked for the City of West Hollywood where he focused on enhancing the public realm. At the city he researched, designed, and administered the city’s first parklet program and collaborated with Gehl for a study on public space and public life at the Sunset Strip. Previously at Strategic Development Solutions, Garrett supported applications for New Market Tax Credits, with awards totaling $270M for economic development projects in distressed communities.

Garrett received a Master of Planning degree from the University of Southern California with a concentration on economic development. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature from the University of Connecticut.

Member, American Planning Association

Member, Urban Land Institute