As a Director in HR&A’s New York Office, Jon draws on his background in public/private partnerships, New York real estate, and climate change adaptation to work towards more productive, inspiring, and resilient urban spaces.
Jon is currently conducting an economic and policy analysis for the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s study of potential storm barriers in the Gowanus Canal, Coney Island Creek, and Newtown Creek in Brooklyn and Queens. He is also analyzing redevelopment potential on a large site in Queens, and he supported a public/private operations and maintenance strategy for the $4.5 billion Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco.
Prior to joining HR&A, Jon worked at SiteCompli, a real estate technology company whose software helps New York City owners and managers stay on top of building code compliance. He also interned at the New York City Department of City Planning’s Waterfront Division, guiding City policy related to sea-level rise; researched public-private partnerships at New Yorkers for Parks; and provided management and policy support at the Times Square Alliance during the Broadway pedestrianization project.
Jon holds a master’s in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he concentrated in Real Estate & Urban Development and Environmental Planning. At Harvard, Jon won the urban planning Academic Excellence award and participated in teams that achieved the following: first place in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Affordable Housing Development Competition; semi-finalist in the Boston Living with Water competition; and a Student Project Award from the American Institute of Certified Planners. Jon also holds a B.A. with Honors in Psychology from Yale, where he wrote, directed, and produced a musical comedy.
- Member, American Planning Association