J Keith Brown, 2017 Health Leader

j-keith-brownTitle: Vice President, Business Development
Organization: McCormack Baron Salazar
Location: Atlanta, GA

Mr. Brown serves as Vice President of Business Development at development firm McCormack Baron Salazar. He most recently served as the Managing Director of Urban Infrastructure Partners, LLC, an infrastructure program and project management consulting firm. Mr. Brown previously served as the Head of Real Estate/Joint Use Development Officer with a regional transportation authority and as an Infrastructure Director with CBRE’s Global Corporate Services working with retail clients to optimize their portfolios.

Mr. Brown worked synergistically with private real estate developers and other housing providers to structure opportunities to deliver mixed-use/mixed-finance affordable-housing options as a Development Manager with Atlanta Housing Authority. Prior to his housing authority experience, he served as a Regional Transaction Manager with Jones Lang LaSalle and as an Environmental Consultant engaged primarily on Superfund Program site and financial analysis on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Why are you motivated to participate in the Health Leaders Network? How will your participation enhance your current and future work?

I believe my experiences within the public sector has presented a sincere interest to uncover the comprehensive social impact of physiological challenges within depressed communities. Affordable housing and transportation impact health outcomes through the quality of infrastructure development and connectivity to alternative modes of mobility. I do not believe there is one sole community that is experiencing these issues alone. As a result, participation within this program will allow me to discover the challenges and unlock the solutions that are being brought to the forefront to address health outcomes across the country, particularly as they relate to urban communities.

ULI Health Leaders Network

The ULI Health Leaders Network is designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities.