Richard is a nationally recognized expert in the planning and design of urban, mixed-use developments in cities around the world. He has directed the planning, design and public consensus building for more than fifty “Main Street” projects across the country, including many recipients of national AIA and ULI Awards of Excellence. As a developer, Richard led the creation and public education effort for the $285 million Blue Back Square mixed-use development in West Hartford, Connecticut. He also managed the creation and public consensus effort for Streetworks Development’s $2+ billion redevelopment of downtown Detroit, Michigan, along with other major development initiatives in urban downtowns including Port Chester and White Plains, New York, and Detroit, Michigan.
University of California at Berkeley – Master of Architecture/Visual Design
Richard’s primary focus is delivering on Streetworks Development’s vision and strategy. During his tenure at HBC he oversaw construction throughout North America and Europe, with a focus on delivering all projects on time and on budget. Richard led all design, creative and planning functions for all businesses under HBC’s umbrella of brands, overseeing the delivery of more than 13 million square feet of space in the past decade. Richard also serves as chapter president and executive director for IRDI (International Retail Design Institute) Toronto Chapter and as an advisory board member for WMSD and A.R.E. Prior to joining HBC in January 2005, Richard held Vice President roles with CDA / FixtureTHIS leading North America shopfitters, leading all sales, marketing, design and creative functions. He has also advised leading companies and organizations on design, creative and program management including H&M, Nike and Sears.
Seneca College School of Arts & Technology – Business Management, Design Arts
Sheffield School of Interior Design
A seasoned real estate developer and consultant, Ken sets the strategic vision for the firm and oversees all of Streetworks’ Development and consulting activities. Among his most notable developments are the mixed-use, $313 million Blue Back Square project in West Hartford, Connecticut; the $250 million New Roc City retail and entertainment complex in New Rochelle, New York; and the $150 million Ridgeway Center urban retail complex in Stamford, Connecticut. Ken has advised some of the country’s most prominent real estate companies, including Federal Realty Investment Trust, Starwood Capital Partners, National Realty & Development, Roseland Properties, Capital Properties, Rose Associates, and Boston Properties. He has also participated in the completion of over 100 urban grocery-anchored shopping centers.
Columbia University – Master of Architecture, Alpha Rho Chi Medal
University of Pennsylvania – Bachelor of Architecture