Nick Allen


Nick guides master planning, real estate, and open-space strategies for redevelopment and parks projects across the country and abroad.

Nick specializes in financial and market analyses to support mixed-use, open-space, and other urban development projects. He is currently working with Rice University to develop two master plans, including the creation of a 14-acre innovation district in Midtown Houston. He is also supporting the development of Lincoln Yards, a 15-million square-foot megadevelopment on Chicago’s North Side, projecting its economic impact and preparing a funding strategy for its open-space component. He recently worked with the City of Boston to develop Imagine Boston 2030—Boston’s first comprehensive plan in 50 years—which will expand opportunity by guiding the city’s growth, investment, and development over the coming decades.
Prior to joining HR&A, Nick worked for Kepler Cannon, a boutique management consulting firm in New York City where he managed the US portion of a global fund administration lift-out for a Top 10 real estate asset manager. Previously, he was an intern with CBRE’s Investment Properties Institutional Group in New York and with the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC, where he co-authored a report on climate risk and resilience in coastal regions.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Economics, cum laude, from Dartmouth College.