Managing Director, Philadelphia Office
Affiliations & Achievements
Alex is committed to developing innovative solutions for connecting anchor institutions and their surrounding communities. A gifted communicator, he has a talent for creating lasting partnerships based on common ground that unites all stakeholders. As one of U3’s lead strategist, he has played a major role in the anchor-driven transformations of communities in Midtown Detroit, in the Memphis Medical District, where he worked with the leadership of eight major institutions to increasing the economic and physical vitality of the district, and at the University of Maryland College Park as a campus development advisor to the Terrapin Development Corporation.
This work is enriched by Alex’s training in architecture and urban design. He joined U3 from the architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, where he worked on master planning projects around the world, and Alex continues to be active in the design community as a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Congress for New Urbanism. An avid traveler with a passion for the performing arts, Alex’s interests outside the office introduced him to new perspectives on development challenges and often inspire creative problem solving.
Alex has a BA and M. Arch from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned a certificate in Real Estate Development. Additionally, Alex earned a MS in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, and has been recognized as a Next City Vanguard, and by Leadership Philadelphia as a Connector and Keeper. He currently serves on the Board for the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation.