Schack Institute of Real Estate
- BA, CUNY
- MUP, NYU
Barry Hersh is a full-time Clinical Professor at NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate. He designed and now coordinates the MS in Real Estate Development, teaching courses such as Land Use and Environmental Regulation, Sustainable Development, and the Development Capstone. He mentors students, advises their competition teams, and also hosts international exchange programs most recently with the University of Amsterdam, Netanya University, and China. He is a core faculty member of both the NYU SPS Center for the Built Environment and the Urban Lab. He works on a new curriculum, and real estate events, and is an elected representative of NYU SPS faculty.
In June 2022, Prof. Hersh was selected to serve on the US EPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board. Initially a city planner and still an AICP member, he was a corporate real estate executive and became a successful real estate redeveloper focusing on environmentally challenged properties, waterfronts, affordable housing, and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. The former head of a housing non-profit, he continues to work with non-profit community organizations and government agencies as well as with real estate principals. He is the author of numerous articles including recent studies of the NY State Brownfield Program and the Rheingold Brewery redevelopment in Brooklyn, as well as the book Urban Redevelopment, published by Routledge in 2017. and also speaks frequently, locally and nationally. He is a former NAIOP Distinguished Fellow, an active member of the Urban Land Institute, Vice-Chair of the City of Stamford Historic Preservation Commission, and advisory board member of the Center for Land Recycling and the Waterfront Alliance.