Andrew Altman

Andrew Altman is an internationally recognized leader in transforming cities, urban planning and the development of large-scale urban projects.

Andy was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the London Olympic Park Legacy Company in London, England from 2009-2012 where he led the master development of the largest regeneration project in the United Kingdom.

Before being recruited to London for the 2012 Olympics, he was the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Planning, and Director of Commerce, for the City of Philadelphia under Mayor Michael Nutter where he chaired the Delaware River Waterfront Development Corporation and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

Andy first established himself as an internationally recognized urban planner in Washington, DC as the city's Planning Director under Mayor Anthony Williams where he built the department into a national model for visionary urban planning. He was appointed the founding CEO of the Anacostia Waterfront Development Corporation, where he led the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative that catalyzed the transformation of Washington's waterfront.

Andy is currently the co-founder and Principal of Fivesquares Development, a real estate development company based in Washington DC focused on innovative urban and transit-oriented projects  with a portfolio of over 2 million square feet in planning and development. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Centennial Scholar Initiative.

He is invited to speak and consult nationally and internationally on urban development issues and was the senior editor of the World Bank publication  “Regenerating Urban Land: A Practitioners Guide to Leveraging Private Investment.” 

Mr. Altman has held numerous fellowships and teaching positions, including: The Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Fellowship in Europe; and a Lady Davis Fellow at the Technion-  University in Israel.

Andy received his Masters in City Planning from MIT.