Our Team

Maurie Smith

Vice President, Philadelphia Office

Maurie brings a diversity of expertise, ranging from community engagement, economic development policy, and neighborhood planning to infrastructure financing and development and construction.

At U3, Maurie works on a range of projects from large-scale strategic advising to small-scale real estate development projects in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Oakland, CA. Her involvement on the Drexel University Facilities and Real Estate team included, space planning strategy, construction project management, and coordination and assessment for large-scale real estate transactions. Maurie is also an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania in the City Planning Program.

Prior to joining U3, Maurie served as a Project Manager at the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership in Camden, NJ. Additionally, Maurie interned at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) on the Real Estate Development team working on the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan generating maps, demographic and economic analysis, and managing the consultant team.
Maurie earned 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 & Co-Founder
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
Tom Lussenhop
Tom Lussenhop
Senior Advisor
Janne Corneil
Janne Corneil
Vice President
Shea O’Neill
Shea O’Neill
Vice President
Danielle Robins
Danielle Robins
Senior Associate
Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson
Senior Associate
Nicole Buchholz
Nicole Buchholz
Senior Associate
Stephany Lin
Stephany Lin
Senior Associate
Tatianna Swenda
Tatianna Swenda
Associate
Kelsey Padgham
Kelsey Padgham
Associate
Natalie Sutherland
Natalie Sutherland
Associate
Donald Taylor-Patterson
Donald Taylor-Patterson
Analyst
Shannon Griffin
Shannon Griffin
Operations Manager
Nicholas Jerez
Nicholas Jerez
Financial Controller
Tracy Moskowitz
Tracy Moskowitz
Executive Assistant
Denise Sharper
Denise Sharper
Director, Civic Commons
Bridget Marquis
Bridget Marquis
Program Director, BPI
Antonina Simeti
Antonina Simeti