Alison Crowley comes to MIT after three years working as a development associate at a boutique Washington, DC-based real estate development firm specializing in mixed-use, mixed-income projects in communities east of the Anacostia River. There she assisted in the pre-development efforts of 3.1 million SF of new construction, leading the budgeting, permitting and entitlement efforts for multiple projects.
Alison graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in English and Sociology. While at Georgetown, she spent a year working for Enterprise Community Partners. There she developed a best practices methodology for Enterprise’s Faith-Based Development Initiative, a technical assistance program dedicated to assisting local churches in building new affordable housing.
Alison is currently pursuing a dual degree with the MSRED and a Master in City Planning. Her interests include brownfield redevelopment projects in high barrier to entry markets as well as the better incorporation of affordable housing into catalytic revitalization efforts. While at MIT, she intends to strengthen skills related to the financial analysis of complex, mixed-use new construction and rehabilitation opportunities, with the intention of re-entering the development industry upon graduation.