Michael Meola advises government agencies, developers, and non-profits on real estate development, infrastructure finance, tax and incentives policy, planning, and structuring public/private partnerships.
Current engagements include advising a major developer on a nearly 1 million square foot mixed-use development proposal in Manhattan, development of a boutique hotel in Brooklyn, and assisting a non-profit in the sale of surplus development rights.
From 2002 to 2010 he held positions in the Bloomberg administration, including Executive Vice President of Strategy and Policy at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. He was Vice President of Development at Hudson Yards Development Corporation, where he was involved with all aspects of the planning for the redevelopment of the district and financing of the No. 7 Subway Extension to Hudson Yards.
He is an attorney licensed in New York and Massachusetts.
He holds a MSRED from Columbia University, a JD from Suffolk University Law School, and a BA from Hamilton College.