Frank Refuerzo joined EPS as an Associate in 2015, bringing with him experience in real estate finance, development feasibility analysis, and urban economics. As a planner, Frank has worked on community and economic development as well as physical planning and urban design projects. He is particularly interested in innovative financing mechanisms, urban infill and reuse projects, art and culture as urban catalysts, and leveraging private development for public benefits.
Frank earned Master degrees in Urban Planning and Real Estate from Harvard University. He holds a BA in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include real estate in frontier markets, diaspora issues, and urban planning and development in international contexts. Frank is from Long Beach, California and is a member of the American Planning Association, the Association of American Geographers, and the Urban Land Institute.