BA in American Studies, Amherst College; Juris Doctorate, Harvard University Law School
Candace Damon has devoted her 30-year career to crafting sustainable urban redevelopment strategies for cities across North America. Her specific areas of expertise include supporting master planning efforts for large-scale revitalizations, ensuring the long-term viability of urban open space, leading organizational planning for non-profits and institutions, and addressing the financial challenges of making commercial and multifamily residential buildings energy efficient. Candace also specializes in engineering successful strategies for downtown and waterfront redevelopment across the country, including in Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Charlotte, San Diego, and Toronto. Candace’s experience leading signature open space projects includes development strategy for Brooklyn Bridge Park, operations and maintenance planning for Shelby Farms in Memphis and Hance Park in Phoenix, and a revenue generation strategy for a major new waterfront park in Seattle. Candace is a member of the Board of the City Parks Alliance and the Urban Green Council, a founding partner of G. Works, a member of the New York City YMCA Real Estate Advisory Committee, and a member of the Advisory Board and President Emeritus of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation. She received the “Women of Influence Award” from the Real Estate Forum in 2008.