Edward Lamson, Associate
Edward is an Associate, Urban Planner at BJH. Edward draws from his background in policy and advocacy to devise comprehensive planning solutions and real estate analyses for private and public sector clients. His recent projects at BJH include consulting with a municipal redevelopment agency on its downtown tenant incentive program, performing a multi-site market analysis to rationalize the real estate portfolio of a state agency, constructing a gap financing proposal for a commercial development in New York City, and assembling a pro forma analysis for a development project in New Jersey. Edward obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and his Master’s in Urban Planning from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
While completing his graduate studies, Edward managed an adaptive reuse design and financing plan for a community development corporation in Central Massachusetts. In addition, Edward coordinated master-planning exercises, stakeholder charrettes, and land development analyses with planning and economic development agencies in two Massachusetts Gateway Cities. He has facilitated several community engagement outreach strategies, most recently with residents in East Boston where he proposed an updated neighborhood resiliency and emergency preparedness plan. He also served as project manager for an award-winning proposal in the 2018 Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Affordable Housing Competition.
Prior to BJH, he worked in Mexico City at an engineering firm as a researcher for infrastructure and public realm projects. He previously clerked for the Attorney General of Ontario in Toronto, Canada at the environment and land tribunals division. While there, he advised decision-makers on green energy infrastructure projects, zoning and master plan appeals, and real estate development proposals. Since 2014, Edward has been a licensed attorney with the Law Society of Upper Canada.