Gregory Heller


Capital Projects & Infrastructure

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Gregory Heller is a Director at Guidehouse in the Capital Projects and Infrastructure practice. He leads a team of housing and community development subject-matter experts who work with public-sector and commercial clients on housing programs and policy, community finance, real estate advisory, and local reinvestment strategies.

Prior to joining Guidehouse, Greg held a senior leadership position in Philadelphia’s local government as executive director of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. In this role he worked on developing approaches to complex community finance challenges, managed many of the city’s affordable housing investments, and oversaw the redevelopment of large publicly owned assets. He also helped set up the Philadelphia Accelerator Fund that provides financing for affordable housing and community real estate projects. Prior to his public sector work, Greg was the CEO of a Baltimore-based consulting group where he worked with clients across the U.S., focusing on community finance and social-impact real estate.

Greg has won several honors for his public-sector work, including the 2021 Community Leadership Award from Urban Affairs Coalition and AIA Pennsylvania’s Government award in 2017. In 2019 Greg’s agency won the Urban Land Institute’s national Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award for its workforce housing program. In 2015 Greg spoke at TEDx Philadelphia on “How to Set Up Social Impact Real Estate.” Greg has written a number of articles in industry publications such as Governing, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Next City and in 2013 published a biography of Philadelphia’s former city planning director, “Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia.” Greg serves on the Urban Land Institute’s national Public-Private Partnership product council. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Bachelor of Arts, American Studies, and German Studies, Wesleyan University

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