Jonathan Berk is a real estate attorney, consultant and licensed real estate broker in Boston focusing his career on providing guidance to individuals and companies looking to make a difference and improve the urban environments for those living, working and playing in the communities of Greater Boston. With special expertise in community-building and placemaking, he works with both sophisticated and novice developers and investors to help them navigate complex development processes to realize their creative visions.
Some of Jonathan's prior professional experiences have taken him from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation working with large publicly funded infrastructure improvement projects to the City of Boston working to establish new protocols and procedures to improve and streamline the procedures for obtaining a zoning variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals and Boston Redevelopment Authority.
Jonathan is currently serving on Mayor Marty Walsh's ONEin3 Council. Onein3 is an organization under the Boston Redevelopment Authority which includes several programmatic elements, including the ONEin3 Boston Mayor’s Advisory Council, which advises the Mayor on policy and programming, the Boston Young Entrepreneurs Program, which supports startups and budding entrepreneurs, and ONEin3 Money, which supports the financial health and wellness of ONEin3ers.
In August of 2014, as part of his work with ONEin3, Jonathan was part of a small group that organized an event titled Hub Is Home an event that drew nearly 170 Boston residents to District Hall to hear presentations and take part in question and answer periods with City Councilor Tito Jackson, director of the mayor’s “Housing Task Force” Lisa Pollack, former City Councilor and candidate for mayor Mike Ross, Arthur Jemison, then the Massachusetts Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development, and representatives from local developers, architecture firms and policy makers.
Jonathan serves on a "Millennial Housing Taskforce" with representatives from Mass Housing, The Department of Neighborhood Development, The Boston Redevelopment Authority and The Boston Home Center organized to find innovative policy changes and programs that will make it easier for Boston's young professionals to purchase a home and develop roots in the City of Boston.
In his spare time Jonathan enjoys and appreciates the importance of a healthy work/ life balance as a key to a successful life and career and can often be found hiking in the White Mountains, kayaking on the Charles or biking on the streets of Boston exploring all of the regions great stores, restaurants and cultural centers.
Jonathan holds a BA in Journalism from Quinnipiac University, and a Juris Doctor from New England Law| Boston. He resides in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston.