Prior to joining Mission Title, Mr. Harris was Managing Director for Real Estate Development of Jonathan Rose Companies from 2016-2019. He was responsible for directing the expansion and diversification of the Companies’ nationwide development portfolio. Previously, Mr. Harris, as Senior Vice President, directed real estate development activities for AvalonBay Communities’ New York region for over 13 years. He oversaw development of $2 billion of new apartments in New York City, Westchester and Long Island. He received numerous awards including University Settlement’s Charles Stover Award, Phipps Houses’ Community Builder Award, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s Spirit of the City Award and BOMA’s Developer of the Year.
Mr. Harris then served as the Executive Vice President for Real Estate Development at the NYC Housing Authority for a little over two years and directed the offering of sites for the construction of over 4000 new mixed income apartments. Prior to joining AvalonBay, he oversaw the development of the first building of the master-planned community of Queens West, across the East River from 42nd Street in Manhattan and directed Real Estate for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he oversaw annual revenues in excess of $60 million, developed a new headquarters building for the NYC Transit Authority, conducted some of the largest dispositions of Real Estate in New York City, assembled a blockfront of Madison Avenue in midtown, began the restoration and redevelopment of Grand Central Terminal.
Mr. Harris currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy. He was a Governor of the Real Estate Board of New York, New York Board member of the Trust for Public Land, a Trustee of Brooklyn Hospital and an adjunct Professor at Columbia University and at Pratt Institute. He is on the Boards of Argus Community and the Center for New York Sity Neighborhoods.