Jake joined the BuiltWorlds team as a Research Analyst in the summer of 2018. A native Chicagoan with a passion for urban planning and economic development, he hopes to contribute to the conversation about efficiency, sustainability, and equity in the built environment.
After a brief stint in Virginia studying economics and art history at the College of William & Mary, he recently returned home to complete his master’s degree in urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Jake has previous experience working as a construction and development project consultant in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood. In his free time, Jake enjoys exploring his beloved hometown with his 2-year-old goldendoodle, Benny.