Vice President, Real Estate & Strategic Initiatives
John works with senior and departmental leaders across the University to develop and implement strategies to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the University’s operations and to improve alignment within and across departments. Also, working in concert with Brown’s Senior Leadership and the Real Estate Subcommittee of Brown’s Facilities and Campus Planning Committee, John provides strategic direction for the development, acquisition, sale, lease, sublease and management of real estate. In addition, John provides leadership for Brown’s Office of Environmental Health & Safety, which works to ensure the safety and well-being of the Brown campus community.
After experience with several Fortune 500 companies, John came to Brown as a Director of Real Estate in 2007 to specifically be part of a mission driven institution. He was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2013. John holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. John also earned a Master of Business Administration degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from IE Business School as part of the IE-Brown Executive MBA program. During his Brown tenure, John has worked closely with, and fostered strong relationships across, many administrative and academic departments and he has successfully led several strategic real estate partnerships including the recently completed South Street Landing project and two projects currently under construction for the School of Professional Studies and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.