Jeremy Liu is a practicing artist, real estate developer with experience in completing complex public-private projects, and chief executive with a unique background in urban, community and environmental planning, affordable and mixed-income housing, commercial real estate, creative placemaking/arts and cultural planning, and technology development.
As an artist, he has received both an Artadia Artist Prize and a First Place Ribbon at the Topsfield Fair, the country’s oldest county agricultural fair. He is the co-founder of the National Bitter Melon Council which promotes the literal and poetic possibilities of Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) while delving into the uncharted territory of bitterness as a foundational emotion in society.
He is also a co-founder and principal of Creative Ecology Partners, a design and implementation lab for urban, economic and community development innovation. In addition, he is the co-founder and managing partner of Creative Development Partners (CDP), a “Community Benefits by Design” real estate investment and development company that delivers unique solutions for urban-based developments delivering financial returns for investors, sustainable solutions for the environment and benefits to the community that create jobs, stimulate the economy and enhance cultural vitality.
Jeremy previously served as the executive director of two nationally-recognized community development corporations that focused on housing and commercial real estate development and management as well as community economic development. He has written for Shelterforce Magazine, ZeroDivide, the Journal of Urban Affairs, and KCET ArtBound. He is a board member of The Center for Neighborhood Technology, the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Interaction Institute for Social Change. In 2015 he will be the Senior Fellow for Arts, Culture and Equitable Development at PolicyLink with support from the Kresge Foundation.