- M.P.A., Public Finance, New York University, 2003
- B.A. History, UC Berkeley, 2000
Yusef Freeman is the Managing Director of West Coast Operations for McCormack Baron Salazar and a member of the company’s executive committee. He leads projects out of the San Francisco office, determining the impacts, costs, and risk profile of each effort and coordinating with local partners, residents, local, state and federal stakeholders, private lenders and equity providers to create transformative communities.
Previously, Mr. Freeman served as Senior Vice President of Project Management. He opened the company’s San Francisco, CA office in 2011 and managed the first phases of the revitalization of the Alice Griffith public housing complex located in the Candlestick Point Redevelopment Area. This project, which received an inaugural Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant from HUD, includes 504 units of mixed-income housing, with community supportive services. After Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Freeman managed the redevelopment of the former Magnolia/C.J. Peete public housing complex in New Orleans, LA into a revitalized mixed-income community. The new community includes 471 mixed-income rental apartments and for-sale homes, a neighborhood charter school, and approximately 500,000 square feet of retail.
Mr. Freeman holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Administration from New York University. He joined McCormack Baron Salazar through a fellowship with the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Freeman has been a featured speaker at the White House Forum for Urban Innovation and is a lecturer at UC Berkeley.
- Courses Taught
CYPLAN 235: Methods of Project Analysis
- Selected Publications