Joshua D. Collen
Senior Vice President, Development Services
Josh Collen excels at logistics, planning and prioritization. As senior vice president of development services for HRI Properties, he ensures projects are completed on time and on budget. With innovation and quality always top of mind, Josh leads HRI’s vertically integrated production team, which provides a range of services, including design, development management, development finance and construction management. Josh’s team ensures that these services are coordinated, allowing each team member’s time to be prioritized in a way that delivers a seamless development process and a smooth transition to operations.
Since he joined HRI in 2006, Josh’s team has overseen numerous prestigious, large-scale development projects, totaling over 2,400 apartments, 750 hotel rooms and 77,000 square feet of commercial space. The total development cost for these projects is equally impressive: over $880 million. Josh brings a variety of valuable experience to HRI, having worked at the Richman Group, America’s seventh-largest apartment rental owner, and the Michaels Development Company, which specializes in developing transformative, urban, master-planned communities. He also worked for Community Preservation and Development Corporation, a nonprofit focused on redevelopment and sustainable housing, and the AFL-CIO Housing and Building Investment Trusts.
Josh holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Cornell University and a B.A. in urban and regional planning from the University of Illinois.