Jonathan F.P. Rose

Jonathan F. P. Rose is President of Jonathan Rose Companies LLC. The firm is organized around four studios: planning, project management, development and acquisitions. Together, these studios carry out the firm’s mission of repairing the fabric of communities by collaborating with cities, towns and not-for-profits to plan and develop or acquire environmentally responsible projects by creating vibrant, diverse cultural centers with a balance of jobs, housing, open land and mass transit.Mr. Rose is an innovator in bringing together solutions to planning, community development, finance, culture and land preservation. In 1980, he developed the first live/work community with internet access in every home. In 1984 he planned the country’s first post-war green mixed income, mixed use large-scale transit-oriented development. Most recently, in 2005, he established the first environmentally and socially responsible national real estate acquisition fund. Mr. Rose is a leading thinker in the Smart Growth and green building movements, and a frequent speaker on the subjects.

Mr. Rose serves on the Boards of the Enterprise Foundation, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the American Museum of Natural History, the Urban Land Institute and the Garrison Institute, which he co-founded with his wife, Diana.

He also serves on the Leadership Council of Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Lincoln Center Building Advisory Group and is Chair of the Trust for Public Land’s National Real Estate Council.

Mr. Rose was the founder of Gramavision Records, producing over 75 jazz and new music recordings of artists such as Taj Mahal, the Kronos Quartet and John Scofield.

Mr. Rose’s work has been recognized by many awards, a few of which include the UN with its 1996 Corporate Best Practices award, and an honor award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 1999 his Denver Dry Goods Building was selected by the AIA as one of the nation’s 10 most environmentally responsible developments. In April of 2000, he received the Natural Resources Defense Council’s “Force for Nature” award. In 2001, he received the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Building Award for the Burnham Building in Irvington, New York. In March of 2002, Mr. Rose received the Open Space Institute’s “Land Conservation Award” and in October 2002, he received the AIA New York Chapter and NY Foundation for Architecture 2002 Design Award. In June 2003, his firm received the Clean Air Excellence Award in Community Development/Redevelopment for Highlands’ Garden Village in Denver, Colorado. In October 2003, Mr. Rose received Global Green USA’s “Designing a Sustainable and Secure World” award. In 2004, Jonathan Rose Companies received the Connecticut Mortgage Banker’s Association “Affordable Housing Award” for improving access to affordable housing in the State of Connecticut. In November 2005, Mr. Rose received the EPA’s National Award for Smart Growth Achievement for Highlands’ Garden Village in Denver. He also received France’s “Grand Prix du Disque” award for jazz record production. In 2006, Mr. Rose received The Jazz Journalists Association’s “A Team Honoree” award.

Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. He is married to Diana Rose, dressage rider and president of the Garrison Institute, and has two children.

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