Barry F. Hersh is Clinical Associate Professor at the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate and Chair of the Masters in Real Estate Development Program. He teaches Land Use Regulation, Green Buildings, and the Development Capstone; works with faculty, students and curriculum and in 2012 was honored for his service. Mr. Hersh conducts research on environmentally responsible real estate development with the NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment.
Mr. Hersh was a successful real estate practitioner for twenty years; creating business parks with Reynolds Metals Development Company and brownfield redevelopments with Dames & Moore/Brookhill. He consults on environmentally challenged real estate with major corporations, non-profit community organizations and on post-Sandy reconstruction efforts
Recently Professor Hersh has written a series of published articles on international and waterfront brownfields; presented at both the American and Asian Real Estate Societies. His New York City Brownfields study was recognized for Academic Achievement and used in PlaNYC. Mr. Hersh wrote “Real Estate Tax Issues and Brownfields Redevelopment” for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He also conceived and teaches, as a partner in Vita Nuova LLC, What Regulators Need to Know About Redevelopment” that has been well-received by 2200 staff members of the United States EPA.
Mr. Hersh earlier served as Principal Planner for the Toledo Lucas County (Ohio) Plan Commission and Development Director for Poughkeepsie, New York. He holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from New York University's Wagner School and a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies from CUNY.