Jonathan F.P. Rose
In 1989, Mr. Rose founded RUGF’s Controlling Entity, Rose Capital, a holding company for a network of real estate firms with a mission to make the landscape of opportunity more equal by undertaking revitalizing urban projects in partnership with government agencies, nonprofits, and community groups. Mr. Rose has played a primary role in the financing and development of over 50 green projects, totaling over $3.2B of project costs, resulting in the development of $3.4M SF of commercial real estate, and over 13,000 units of housing in LICs. His business, nonprofit and policy work all focus on creating Communities of Opportunity that lead to a more socially and economically responsible world. He is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Enterprise Community Partners. His work has received widespread media attention from CNN to The New York Times and was profiled in a PBS series on sustainable development. Mr. Rose promotes NMTC financing as an incentive to leverage traditional and soft sources of funding. Rose Capital’s innovative development, planning, investment, construction, and preservation work has won awards from notable organizations including: National Trust for Historic Preservation, Global Green USA, the Urban Land Institute, and the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and received a Master’s in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.