Eric Rothman

KABOOM! Board Treasurer
President, HR&A Advisors


Eric Rothman is CEO of HR&A Advisors, Inc., a real estate, economic development, and policy consulting firm based in New York. He brings three decades of experience in providing economic development and public-private real estate development consulting, servicing governmental entities, and advising on transportation and public finance projects across North America and in the United Kingdom. He serves as Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s national Public-Private Partnership Council and is a nationally-recognized expert in transit-oriented development Eric has led the firm’s efforts to redevelop the Capitol Riverfront District and former Walter Reed Hospital sites in Washington DC, St. Paul, Minnesota’s historic Union Depot, and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. He has provided economic development strategies for the cities of New York, Newark, Austin, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.

Prior to joining HR&A, he served as Director of Business Planning for Transport for London and in the capital rebuilding program for the New York City Transit Authority. He serves as Board Treasurer for KaBOOM!, Trustee for the Citizens Budget Commission, member of the ULI-New York Advisory Board, and was previously Board Chair for the Design Trust for Public Space.

Eric earned an A.B. from Princeton University and a Masters degree at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He and his wife Jennie live in Maplewood, New Jersey with their two teenage sons.