Jonathan B. Stern

Jonathan Stern is a senior member of the VPREDM team, and is an expert in market analysis, public-private partnerships, financing, upfront project planning and development management, with 20+ years of experience advising both public and private clients on real estate projects and transactions valued over $1.5 billion.

With dual Master degrees in Architecture and Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, able to provide strategic direction and practical execution of complex real estate asset portfolios, financial transactions and development projects for public and private clients that include: Montgomery County (Maryland), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), City of Blue Springs (Missouri), National Security Agency (NSA), Dept. of Commerce, ChevronTexaco, Florida Power & Light, Shell Oil, Microsoft, public-private partnerships, leading commercial realty companies and global architecture & engineering firms.

In the past three years, Mr. Stern has been instrumental in the Federal government’s effort to leverage the value of existing assets to finance development of new projects to meet the expanding needs of its portfolio and client-agencies. Additionally, Mr. Stern has led the management of major capital and small project investments throughout the Federal government’s DC regional portfolio, including development studies and economic development proposals.

Important skills and accreditation include: 1) LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accredited Professional for 10 years, which has enabled being a strong advocate and practitioner of sustainability policy and best practices in real estate portfolio and asset management projects, and 2) certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with skills and knowledge to lead, implement and guide teams of asset management professional, specialists, experts and staff professionals in best practices of project management, to achieve highly effective, client driven outcomes that are aligned with key business objectives.

Advanced knowledge and mastery of real estate principles, concepts and functions related to portfolio and asset management; real estate transactions and development practices; and planning and design, investment analysis, operations and management. Used broad knowledge and effective public speaking skills to teach real estate finance, planning and management at the Washington University (in St. Louis) Graduate School of Business.

Projects listed below, by practice area, include those managed or completed by Mr. Stern, while owner or senior staff at development consulting firms.

Federal Government Asset Exchange & Development
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), 1951 Constitution Ave.
St. Elizabeths, DHS Consolidation
FBI Consolidation Development

Market Analysis and Valuation
Fort Sheridan, Illinois – Asset Disposition
Camp Wesley Harris, WA – Asset Valuation
U.S. Census Bureau – Nationwide Portfolio Assessment
City of Fort Worth, Texas – project valuation and debt cash-flow analysis

Community Development, Bank of America – New Market and LIHTC Financing
Angelo Gordon & Co. – Project Development and Refinancing

University and Public-Private Research Parks
Advanced Technologies Park, Israel – 50-acre, $1 billion hi-tech park
LifeSci Village, Washington, DC – A 300-acre mixed-use / research park development
Richland Community College, Illinois – 40-acre technology park development
Univ. of Missouri and City of Blue Springs, Missouri Research Park – 30-acre development
Florida Institute for Public Health – $300 million bio-tech park & mixed-use development

Strategic Facilities Planning
Florida Power & Light, St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant – $250 Site Redevelopment.
Chevron Texaco – 1 million SF Corporate Headquarters
National Security Agency (NSA) – $225 million, 500,000 SF Operations Center

Washington University, St. Louis
M.B.A. and Master of Architecture

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design

LEED® AP, BD+C (Building Design & Construction)
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification