Scott Levitan is Senior Vice President of Forest City’s Science + Technology Group and Development Director for the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins and the New East Baltimore Community — a $1.5 billion initiative directly adjacent to The Johns Hopkins University medical campus, under development by the Forest City New East Baltimore Partnership. The development includes life science research and office space, a range of different residential opportunities, new community school, park and a broad variety of retail services and amenities.
Mr. Levitan is responsible for establishing and implementing the strategic business plan for the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, advancing the development program, and managing local stakeholder relationships with development partners, Johns Hopkins and public authorities. He oversees marketing and leasing for all space at the Science + Technology Park, coordinates planning and design, and holds overall responsibility for the operation of the local office. In addition, Mr. Levitan directs Forest City’s broader efforts to expand the role it plays providing real estate to the life science and technology sectors throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Mr. Levitan brings to his work an extensive portfolio in large-scale, multi-use developments, specializing in university-related research parks. Most recently he was the Executive Director of Real Estate Development for Georgia Institute of Technology, where he oversaw all real estate planning and development activities for the university including the development of Technology Square, a 1.6 million-square-foot institutionally sponsored but privatized development initiative in Midtown Atlanta. In Atlanta, Scott served as Chairman of NPU-E and built strong relationships among GT and its diverse communities including Midtown, Home Park and English Avenue. Prior to Georgia Tech, Mr. Levitan served Harvard University in various capacities including Vice President of Harvard Real Estate, Director of Design and Construction and Director of University and Commercial Real Estate, where he was responsible for over 2 million square feet of property owned by Harvard.
Mr. Levitan holds a master of architecture in urban design from Harvard University, a master of science in conservation studies from the University of York in York England, and a bachelor of architecture from Louisiana State University. He is active in a number of real estate industry organizations, particularly AURP, the Association of University Research Parks, where he has served on its Board and teaches an annual “BioParks 101” seminar.