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Josh Westerman

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Josh Westerman is a New York-based professional eager to promote sustainable building and thoughtful placemaking through design, investment, and development. He has curated a broad working experience that includes design formulation, project management, construction administration, financial underwriting, and government program deployment.  Having worked on a variety of project types at various scales, he can appropriately respond to the task at hand, with a central focus on the human impact and experience at play. Westerman’s passion for people, urban life, and development is sparked by an evolving curiosity about how people work, live, and interact in urban settings. He believes architecture, development, and financing should enhance the human experience and is dedicated to creating a built environment that promotes inclusion, champions sustainability, and strengthens community.


He is a 2022 graduate of the Master of Science in Real Estate Development program from Columbia University GSAPP and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University. Westerman currently works on the Lending and Programs team at the Community Preservation Corporation.

academic experience

Columbia University / New York, NY                                                            June 2021 - May 2022

Master of Science in Real Estate Development

Activities: MSRED Student Council President, GSAPP Student Council Representative (Budget & Alumni Committee Member), QSAPP (Member), Design Driven-Development Club (Member)


Coursework: Real Estate Finance, Market Analysis, Capital Markets, Asset Management, Leasing, Advanced Excel Modeling, REIT Analysis, Negotiations, Art of the Development Proposal (Winning Team Proposal)

Awards: Honor Award for Excellence in Real Estate Development

Oklahoma State University / Stillwater, OK                                                 August 2009 - May 2014

Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Architecture History & Theory

Activities: OSU Marching & Concert Bands, Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Fraternity (Treasurer), AIAS (Member)

professional experience

Community Preservation Corporation / New York, NY                                          June 2022 - Present

Associate, Lending & Programs

Working with senior leadership to administer existing and new programs through CPC’s relationship with NYS Homes & Community Renewal and supporting initiatives that include CPC’s sustainability and impact investing work.



H3 Architecture / New York, NY                                                       February 2020 - October 2020

Architecture Designer & Interior Architect

Gulfshore Playhouse / Naples, FL             University of Miami Recital Hall / Coral Gables, FL

Education + Performance Space               Higher Education + Performance Space

New Construction, 40,000 sf                  New Construction, 22,700 sf

Designer - Production                              Designer - Interior Architect

Beck Design / New York, NY & Tulsa, OK                                                May 2015 - October 2019

Associate Architect

Bergen Performing Arts Center / Englewood, NJ                Oklahoma Department of Wildlife / OKC, OK

Performance Space                                                       Government + Office Headquarters

Major Renovation, 30,000 sf                                         Renovation + New Addition, 36,000 sf

Interview Team, Designer, Project Manager                        Designer, Production, Construction                                                                                                   Administration, FF&E

leadership & community

Rising Leaders Network, New York Housing Conference                                   January 2023 - Present


MSRED Alumni Inc.                                                                                     October 2022 - Present

Board Member, Marketing/Tech/Communications Committee

Urban Land Institute                                                                                      January 2020 - Present

Associate Member, New York Chapter


American Institute of Architects                                                                       January 2015 - Present

Associate Member, New York Chapter

Associate Member, Northeast Oklahoma Chapter

YAF President, Northeast Oklahoma Chapter

Regional Associate Director, Central States Region Emerging Professionals Committee


Transportation Advisory Board, City of Tulsa                                          September 2016 - June 2018

District 4 Representative


Tulsa’s Young Professionals                                                               January 2016 - December 2017

Urbanist Crew Leader

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