Title: Founder & Managing Partner
Organization: BioMed Development Group, LLC
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Philip Hart is Founder and Managing Partner of BioMed Development Group, LLC, Los Angeles and Irvine, CA. Dr. Hart is also Founder/CEO of Hart Realty Advisors, Hollywood, CA. He began planning and developing life science business parks over 30 years ago in inner city Boston. He is a member of the Los Angeles Biosciences Coalition that created a plan in 2016 to expand the bioscience industry cluster in LA County, and he also serves on the Charles R. Drew University College of Medicine Dean’s Advisory Council. He is a development consultant for the new CDU COM Health Professions Education Building and is working with CDU COM to create a new four-year medical program to open for students in 2023.
Dr. Hart was project manager for the 5,000-seat West Angeles Cathedral in South LA that was dedicated in April 2001. He served on the LA County Metro Expo Line Construction Authority Urban Design Committee starting in 2006, and in April 2011 he chaired the ULI LA TAP that made recommendations as to station area design and TOD opportunities on the LA County Metro Crenshaw/LAX LRT that opens later this year. He has served on several ULI Advisory Service Program Panels, including the New Orleans panel after Hurricane Katrina, the ULI LA Executive Director from 2006-2008, and in 2008 he was named the first ULI Managing Director for Diversity and Inclusion Worldwide.
Dr. Hart serves on the board of directors of the Real Estate Associate Program, the leading diversity program in the CRE industry, and he helped found the Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) in 2009 with ULI Colorado and the City and County of Denver. He is a founding board member of Friends of the Hollywood Central Park, which is building a 38-acre urban cap park over the 101 freeway in Hollywood. Dr. Hart is a veteran educator, author, filmmaker, urban planner and developer. He is the author of over 100 articles and books on topics ranging from health needs of urban Blacks, incubating inner city biotech, the role of minority developers, urban cap parks, social statistics and the law, rebuilding New Orleans post Katrina, cities, suburbs and Blacks, an American reckoning on race, early African American aviators, and more. Dr. Hart was professor of sociology, department chair and director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture at University of Massachusetts Boston from 1974 to 2002. He was the 2018 Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professor at Metropolitan State University Denver and was the 2019 Bessie Coleman Aerospace Legacy Award recipient. He was named the 2010 Diversity Executive of the Year by Commercial Property Executive.
Philip Hart is a Denver native. He was a student-athlete and honor student at University of Colorado where he is in the University’s Distinguished Alumni Gallery. His graduate degrees were earned at Michigan State University. Dr. Hart’s doctorate dissertation “Problems in Organizational Renewal,” MSU College of Social Science, Department of Sociology, 1974, is available at Google Books. Dr. Hart lives in Los Angeles with his family.