Olivia Moss achieves HR&A’s public and private clients’ development goals by drawing on her expertise in New York City real estate and on her experience supporting planning projects of all scales nationwide.
Olivia provides project management, modeling and analytical services for the firm’s real estate advisory projects, from large-scale pre-development processes to single-site feasibility studies. She has conducted fiscal impact studies in New York and New Jersey on behalf of private developers and performed market analyses in New York State to inform redevelopment and economic development strategies.
She is currently providing analytical, modeling, and project coordination services for the firm’s pre-development advisory to Miami Beckham United, a partnership led by David Beckham, seeking a site for a new Major League Soccer team in Miami, Florida. Previously, she participated in HR&A’s work as development advisors to Major League Soccer in its efforts to locate a new soccer stadium in New York City. Olivia has also performed development feasibility studies for single-site projects in New York City, including the downtown Brooklyn headquarters of Brooklyn Community Services, in support of negotiations to establish a public-private partnership for site redevelopment. Olivia also performed market and financial analyses to inform the creation of a strategic plan to catalyze opportunities for economic development in North Adams, a post-industrial town in Massachusetts.
Within the firm’s growing resiliency practice, Olivia managed a multidisciplinary team led by HR&A with design partner Cooper, Robertson & Partners in Rebuild by Design, a design competition led by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She analyzed vulnerable commercial corridors throughout the tristate area, performed outreach to local business communities and government agencies, and coordinated the team’s creation of a final proposal to HUD, including design concepts matched with program frameworks for implementation of business resiliency initiatives.
Olivia’s professional experience includes five years in real estate in New York City. Prior to joining HR&A, Olivia served as a development and planning intern at the Hudson River Park Trust, where she worked with the Trust’s staff to explore options for development within the park in an effort to generate additional funding sources for the park’s ongoing expansion, maintenance, and operations. Previously, she served as the Director of Leasing for a Manhattan property owner.
Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with Honors from the University of Washington and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, where she was a research assistant to the Director of the program.
Member, UrbanGlass, Real Estate Committee
Member, Urban Land Institute