Jonathan F.P. Rose’s career has been dedicated to integrating positive economic, environmental, and social outcomes. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate investment, development, planning, and consulting firm, as a leading green urban solutions provider. The firm has successfully completed over $1.5 billion of real estate projects aimed at building value for its investors and clients, and the communities in which it works.
Mr. Rose has been a leader in establishing the real estate impact investing field. In 2005, he created the nation’s first private equity real estate fund dedicated to delivering economic, social, and environmental returns. The firm has developed impact investment partnerships with high-net-worth investors, family offices, and institutions including Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and TIAA-CREF.
Mr. Rose is Vice Chair of Enterprise Community Partners and is a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He also serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Rose chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan, and was a commissioner on Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission, tasked with identifying strategies for the long-term resilience of New York State’s infrastructure post-Hurricane Sandy.
Mr. Rose is also a co-founder of the Garrison Institute with his wife, Diana Rose, where he founded the Climate, Mind and Behavior program.
His book on resilient cities, The Well Tempered City, will be published by Harper Collins in 2014.