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Daniel Ross Compitello

Urban Development Specialist

Skills Profile

  • 13 years domestic and international experience in urban planning, housing and sustainable development land use, urban and community development policy.

  • Strong real estate development, project execution, financial modeling and feasibility analysis, architectural and construction plan review/compliance, and urban design skills. Experience with LIHTC, historic tax credits, CDBG funds, construction, bridge, and permanent financing.

  • New York City/State and Federal policy/program coordination experience with: HUD, NYSERDA, LEED; NYC agency coordination with DCP; EDC; HPD; HDC; DPR; LPC; DHCR

  • Experience with: AutoCAD AutoCAD-3D, AutoCAD-Map, Database design, Google Apps, Sketchup, SPSS, ARC.GIS 10, Python, SQL, AdobeCS, Wordpress/HTML

Work experience


Physics Teacher, and Student Support Specialist

Phoenix Charter Academy High School

Springfield, MA

  • Founding physics teacher at PCA Springfield, the 3rd Charter High School in the Phoenix Charter network, serving young parents, under-credit and court-involved students in urban school districts.

  • Fully planned/taught 4 STEAM physics classes aligned with Massachusetts and Common Core standards. Students were 30 percent ESL, mixed within all classes.

  • Assist with school operations for classroom design, logistics, IT systems and communications for temporary school space, and a new school under construction (opening 2015-16 school year).

  • Worked as Student Support Staff specialist, helping students overcome behavioral, life and academic hurdles towards their successful graduation, and acceptance to college after graduating.


Executive Director, Founder

Child's Warehouse Hurricane Sandy Donations Program

New York, New York

  • Founded/managed the non-profit donations management program(the regions largest), in partnership with the City of New York, iStar Financial(building donor), the Met Council on Jewish Poverty(program support), New York Disaster Interfaith Services (fiscal agent/partner). Managed staff of 3, and 300+ volunteers, sourced and distributed over $45. 5 Million in donations/services.
  • Adviser to Mayor's Office and local VOAD: volunteer coordination, donations management.
  • Volunteer Facilitator for SIRR/MAS and Rebuild by Design Community Workshops
  • Co-Chaired the Donations Management Committee of the Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group.
  • Coordinated 9 relief sites in Coney Island NYCHA housing, led 300+ volunteers
  • Developed a technical assistance program to assist residents in recovery and rebuilding process
  • Organized 5 community resource workshops with multiple recovery agencies providing public access to various recovery resources, and informational workshops on rebuilding process.

Director, Co-Founder

Youth in Planning, American Planning Association

New York, New York, 

  • Co-directed Youth in Planning, a youth career exploration urban planning program at Hunter College, and a program of the American Planning Association, led by the NY Metro Chapter.
  • Responsible for curriculum development, new-volunteer/talent training and recruitment, and partner school network management and expansion, and grant writing/administration.

Urban Planning Consultant, Founder

Urban Parc

Brooklyn, New York

  • Freelance urban planning; master planning, site selection, site planning, feasibility studies.
  • Offered project assistance to developer teams, community based organizations, non-profit social service agencies and design teams including: Master planning, site selection/acquisition, legal review of plans and contracts, organizational formation guidance, contracts and project oversight.


Housing Program Manager

National Urban League, Headquarters,

New York, New York

  • Managed and provided technical assistance to Federal, State and Local HUD home ownership, foreclosure prevention and new home buyer programs administered by 43 Urban League Affiliates in 32 states; maintained affiliate communications with foundation partners, CDFI's and State and Federal funds.
  • Streamlined reporting, training processes of UL affiliate network. Performed financial analysis and program analysis of various Federal and CRA/donor funded housing programs.

City Planner

Land Use Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning

New York, New York

  • Consulted on BluePRint: an internal organizational management review conducted to streamline the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure to increase public applicant usability in NYC land use process.
  • Analyzed program process to create a more fluid and responsive public facing interface to ULURP.
  • Assembled with the Director of Land Use Review, a preliminary and well documented project map Price Waterhouse Coopers, the consultant team hired to conduct and implement the BPR.

Research Director, Project Director

Brown Harris Stevens SELECT

New York, New York

  • Research Director/Project Director for regional and international development projects.
  • Involved with 3.2 Million sq.ft. of domestic real estate and 20+ Million sq.ft. of international RE
  • Collaborated with SELECT team to manage business development and pipeline opportunities.
  • Co-created strategy for international development marketing through SELECT/Christie's Great Estates broker network cross-marketing program.
  • Assisted with international design competitions-La Defense-Tour Signal finalist, Paris, France, Daniel Liebeskind Team; One Madison marketing strategy, etc.
  • Offered direct project assistance to developer teams including: Master planning, site selection/acquisition, building design input and materials selection, unit mix array and pricing, legal review of plans, contracts and project oversight scheduling and tracking, and maintained strong communication among project teams members to ensure timely absorption.

Research Director, Project Coordinator

Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

New York, New York

  • Founding research director and project coordinator for Corcoran's Brooklyn and Queens projects.
  • Involved with 5.6 Million sq.ft. of domestic real estate and 1 Million sq.ft. of international RE
  • Collaborated with Corcoran Brooklyn and Queens teams to manage business development and pipeline opportunities. Assisted in and led maintaining of 15 projects afloat through a the CMG- CS transition/consolidation.
  • Offered direct project assistance to developer teams including: Master planning, site selection/acquisition, building design input and materials selection, unit mix array and pricing, legal review of plans, contracts and project oversight tracking, and maintained strong communication among project teams members.

City Planner

Bureau of Planning, City of Rochester

Rochester, New York

  • Analyzed Census data for eight city departments and Community Development Strategic Plans.

  • Assisted with Neighbors Building Neighborhoods community planning initiatives



Masters in Urban Planning

Hunter College City University of New York

Masters Urban Planning, International Development and Planning

Highlighted coursework:

  • Comprehensive Planning Workshop - Greenpoint/Williamsburg Rezoning, Planning Studio, 2004
  • Urban Public Health, Land Use Law, Site Planning, Internship, Housing Finance, Land Use, International Cities, Planning History/Theory, The Mortgage Crisis, Urban Design, GIS, Environmental Impact Review, Harlem African Burial Ground Urban Design Studio

Activities and Associations:

  • Student-Faculty Liaison - Graduate Urban Affairs and Planning Association. Represented student body and student issues at senior faculty meetings.
  • Assistant Editor, Production Assistant, contributor - Urban Review, a magazine published by the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning.
  • Chair - Student Committee on International Planning - formed and leads a committee that compliments a newly seated faculty committee that is seeking to expand the international planning focus of the department.

B.A - Urban Studies

Hunter College City University of New York

Focus on urban development and housing policy. 

Certifications, Awards and Affiliations

AICP                                                                                                                                                                                                 pursuing in 2016

LEED, AP BD+C                                                                                                                                                                             pursuing in 2016

Karen B. Smith Award, American Planning Association, recognition of Youth in Planning                                                2015

Floyd Lapp Award, NY Metro American Planning Association, recognition of Youth in Planning                                    2014

Lecturer – Columbia GSAPP 5 Borough Studio – Hurricane Sandy recovery topics                                                              2013

Facilitator – Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, Hurricane Sandy recovery initiative                               2013

Panelist – Human Services Council; Analyzing the Sector’s Role in Disaster Response Coordination                          2013

City Planner, New York City, Civil Service Exam Completion, 80th percentile                                                                         2011

Facilitator – Harlem African Burial Ground – urban design studio/Hunter College                                                               2011

ULI-Hines Urban Design Competition – Seattle, WA                                                                                                                            2011

New York Citizen Pruner License, since                                                                                                                                                    2011

Oxford Seminars, TESOL/TESL Certification                                                                                                                                           2009

Rockwell Place Brooklyn Bears Community Garden member, Fort Greene,                                                                since 2009

New York Real Estate Sales Person License                                                                                                                                since 2006

Planners Network, member                                                                                                                                                               since 2003

American Planning Association, New York Metro Chapter member,                                                                                since 2003

City Planner, NY, Civil Service Exam Completion, 75th percentile                                                                                                2003