J.F. is a global leader in Gensler’s Mixed Use & Retail Centers practice, based in our Los Angeles office. He has devoted more than 35 years of professional experience to the leadership of large-scale, multidisciplinary projects that combine long-range vision with conscientious adherence to client goals and objectives. His extensive portfolio ranges from community master plans and transit facilities to international resorts and mixed-use developments. Among other major projects, J.F. led the design of Las Vegas’ $8.4 billion CityCenter development, the largest privately funded project in the United States. Most recently, he led the design team for The Hub on Causeway in Boston.
He views mixed-use as a scalable, intelligent solution to the utilization of land and the creation of vibrant, inclusive, multi-purpose destinations. A featured speaker at numerous real estate conferences, J.F. is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, WLI, and NAIOP. He is a licensed architect and earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.