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Stefan Bird

Stefan has a vision for developing innovative spaces that generate long-term value for investors, the natural environment, and community stakeholders. He joins MIT from Fort Lauderdale, where he most recently worked as a Development Associate for ZOM Living, a market rate multifamily merchant developer. At ZOM, he gained valuable experience with design development, permitting, entitlements, construction management, and navigating complex deal structures, such as Luma at Miami Worldcenter, a 43-story, 434 unit tower within the $2 billion master plan development designed by Elkus Mandredi.

Prior to working with ZOM, Stefan worked for four years as an Estimator for Moss & Associates, an award-winning construction manager. At Moss, he grew into a niche role as the company‚Äôs lead conceptual estimator presenting with executives on new pursuits in excess of $3 billion. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Florida in 2010. 

While at MIT, Stefan is enthusiastic about expanding his understanding of real estate finance, economics, and entrepreneurship. He intends to learn more about climate change resiliency, sustainable design, innovation, and an evolving transportation industry as it relates to the built environment. Stefan has been awarded the Gerald Blakeley Fellowship for 2018-2019.