Jeff is an enthusiastic urbanist. While earning his Bachelor’s degree in History from Franklin & Marshall College, he worked as the Assistant Editor of the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted (Volume 9). His research into the landscape architecture and planning practices of the Olmsted Firm allowed him to study how communities of the past dealt with the challenges of their time. After college, Jeff worked for Rhodeside & Harwell, a planning consulting firm, where he gained first-hand experience in how today’s communities plan for a better future.
Most recently, Jeff has expanded his knowledge of how cities grow and develop through the Master in City Planning program at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. During his first year at MIT, he focused his studies on city design and housing development.
Jeff is excited to join the Center for Real Estate as part of his dual degree program, and is looking forward to exploring the many ways real estate development can positively impact the built environment. Ultimately, Jeff would like to use the knowledge he gains at MIT to develop innovative housing solutions for our evolving cities.