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Jonathan Rose

Title: President, Jonathan Rose Companies
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference

Jonathan F. P. Rose is the President and Founder of Jonathan Rose Companies.

Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world.  In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm, as a leading green urban solutions provider.  The firm currently manages over $1.5 billion of work.  In 2005, the firm launched the nation’s first green transit oriented acquisition and redevelopment fund.

The company’s mission is to repair the fabric of communities.  The firm draws on its human capital, financial depth and real estate expertise to create highly integrated solutions to real estate challenges. The firm’s work touches many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build not only housing, but also civic, cultural, educational and infrastructure open space.

A thought leader in the Smart Growth, national infrastructure, green building, and affordable housing movements, Mr. Rose is a frequent speaker and writer. His work has received widespread media attention from CNN to The New York Times and was profiled in e², a PBS series on sustainable development.

The firm’s innovative development, planning, investment, new construction, conversion and historic preservation work has won awards from a wide range of notable organizations including: the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Global Green USA, the Urban Land Institute, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects.

Mr. Rose is a Trustee of several organizations including: the Urban Land Institute (and was a founding co-chair of its committee on Climate, Energy and Land Use); the Natural Resources Defense Council; and vice chair of Enterprise Community Partners.  He serves on the leadership councils of the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Architecture, and chairs the Trust for Public Land’s National Real Estate Council. He also chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan.

Mr. Rose also serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and is a co-founder of the Garrison Institute with his wife, Diana Rose, where he leads the Climate, Mind and Behavior program.

Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.