BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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JONATHAN BERK

 

Jonathan has worked as an attorney focusing on real estate development projects across Massachusetts for several years helping developers and investors realize their creative visions for development projects and communities. Working on these he realized there was always something missing. You can build “utopia” within the four walls of the building you’re working on but once you step outside, you’re reliant upon cash strapped municipalities to foot the bill. These community spaces are where innovation happens, where relationships are built and where cities and towns become a “community.” Today he leads the New England region of the civic crowdfunding platform Patronicity which pairs hyper-local crowdfunding campaigns with large matching grant dollars in a process termed “crowdgranting” to effectively implement capital to improve the quality of life in cities and towns across the region.  Jonathan is also a real estate attorney and consultant working with developers across the Greater Boston area. 
In his spare time Jonathan enjoys frequenting the many great restaurants, cafes and shops in the South End, from Area 4 to Cafe Nero and Kava. 
Jonathan holds a BA in Journalism from Quinnipiac University, and a Juris Doctor from New England Law| Boston.  He currently resides in the South End neighborhood of Boston.

Jonathan@buildingbos.com