Fred Harris

Board Member

Frederick Harris serves as Executive Vice President – Multifamily Development at Vornado Realty Trust.  In this capacity, he oversees Vornado’s pipeline of ground-up residential rental development. Prior to joining Vornado, Mr. Harris had a thirty-year career developing large-scale housing in the New York City region. As Senior Vice President and the leader of AvalonBay Communities’ New York region for over 13 years, he oversaw a pipeline that generated over 8,000 new apartments in New York City, Westchester, and Long Island – primarily in dense urban settings.  As Managing Director at Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Harris led the firm's efforts to develop visionary projects that strengthened the communities of which they were a part and set new benchmarks in sustainability.  Mr. Harris earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.S. from New York University Tandon School of Engineering, and an A.B. from Williams College. He serves on several boards including the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy, Argus Community, Center for New York City Neighborhoods, in addition to the Institute for Public Architecture.

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