Our Team

Maurie Smith

Vice President , Philadelphia Office

Maurie leverages her background in urban planning and real estate development to translate client ideas to reality.

As a Vice President at U3, Maurie works on a range of projects from large-scale strategic planning, to real estate development, to campus operations.  She takes pride in collaborating closely with clients on particularly complex projects, often navigating highly political landscapes to overcome internal and external barriers to implementation.  In her time at U3, Maurie performed major roles at Goucher College as the Interim Vice President for Campus Operations, at Mills College leading a campus-wide space analysis and development study, and at Drexel University as part of the Facilities and Real Estate Management team/department.  In addition to her client-facing role at U3, Maurie also helps with internal operations including recruitment efforts, staff planning, and managing and mentoring of junior staffers.

Maurie’s work is informed by her time at Cooper’s Ferry Partnership in Camden, NJ, and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) where she worked on community engagement, neighborhood and industrial-district planning, park renovations, and road reconstruction projects.

Maurie has a BA in Economics from the College of William and Mary, and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. During her time at Penn, she received the Paul Davidoff Award for outstanding work in areas of contemporary social concern.


All Staff
CEO
Omar Blaik
Omar Blaik
Managing Director
Alex Feldman
Alex Feldman
Managing Director & CFO
Jaime Flaherty
Jaime Flaherty
Managing Director
George Smith
George Smith
Managing Director
Todd Stern
Todd Stern
Principal & Co-Founder
Karen Backus
Karen Backus
Senior Advisor
Janne Corneil
Janne Corneil
Senior Advisor
Tom Lussenhop
Tom Lussenhop
Chief of Staff
Jennifer Mitchell
Jennifer Mitchell
Vice President
Shea O’Neill
Shea O’Neill
Vice President
Tatianna Swenda
Tatianna Swenda
Vice President
Stephany Lin
Stephany Lin
Financial Controller
Tracy Moskowitz
Tracy Moskowitz
Senior Associate
Natalie Sutherland
Natalie Sutherland
Senior Associate
Antonina Simeti
Antonina Simeti
Associate
Andrew Fix
Andrew Fix
Associate
Malia Teske
Malia Teske
Senior Analyst
Gillian Tiley
Gillian Tiley
Senior Analyst
Shannon Griffin
Shannon Griffin
Senior Analyst
Matt Simkus
Matt Simkus
Analyst
Derrick Simmons
Derrick Simmons
Analyst
Ryan Alperstein
Ryan Alperstein
Engineer/Analyst
Amer Bleik
Amer Bleik
Senior Advisor
Faten Hani
Faten Hani
Director, Civic Commons
Bridget Marquis
Bridget Marquis
Expansion Manager, Civic Commons
Amanda Miller
Amanda Miller