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CitiPlanIt Profile

CitiPlanIt is the city planning intelligence that drives the urban core. We understand how it all works together and how it can be improved, refined and adapted to create a better world in ever changing environments. We implement disruptive ideas to create change. As consultants, planners, builders and citizens – we are uniquely qualified to research, build, leverage and distribute the urban intelligence required by today’s growing urban planet. (or CitiPlanIt)

 

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CitiPlanIt Profile

CitiPlanIt is the city planning intelligence that drives the urban core. We understand how it all works together and how it can be improved, refined and adapted to create a better world in ever changing environments. We implement disruptive ideas to create change. As consultants, planners, builders and citizens – we are uniquely qualified to research, build, leverage and distribute the urban intelligence required by today’s growing urban planet. (or CitiPlanIt)

 

 

The Team

Our core team, augmented by an extended team of senior leaders leverage quantifiable, metrics driven philosophy to baseline and prioritize strategies. We leverage our cross functional acumen, combined with change management expertise to ensure investments are meeting / exceeding expected results.

  • The firm is led by John Boorn, Founder and former CEO of Madison Marquette, the national retail development and management firm launched in 1990. An innovator throughout his career, Dr. Boorn recognized the trend towards community oriented environments that became known as lifestyle centers. Under Dr. Boorn's leadership, his firm became a leader in the industry developing urban and suburban lifestyle projects that incorporated retail and residential components in unique environments.. John holds a A PH.D. in City and Regional Planning from MIT and a Masters in Urban Systems Analysis from UC Berkley.
     
  • Mary Lynne Boorn most recently served as Vice President of Development for Cincinnati Center City Development (3CDC) overseeing the $42 million renovation of Cincinnati's renowned Fountain Square. Prior to this civic tenure, Ms. Boorn was an adjunct faculty member of the University of Cincinnati's Lindner School of Business teaching real estate development, real estate finance and principle of real estate at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Ms. Boorn served as a Vice President with Madison Marquette overseeing multiple development projects as well as providing investment management services for Madison Marquette owned and operated properties.
 
 
 
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DR. JOHN P. BOORN


Dr. John P. Boorn

Founder and CEO

DR. JOHN P. BOORN


Dr. John P. Boorn

Founder and CEO

A. Education in Architectural Design, Urban Planning (and the School of Hard Knocks)  1957-1972

Dr. Boorn received his BA degree with honors from Princeton University (1961) followed by a professional B.Arch degree from MIT (1964). Dr. Boorn received a Crown Zellerbach fellowship to pursue his growing interest in urban development and subsequently received a Masters of City Planning (MCP) in urban systems analysis  from the University of California-Berkeley's College of Environmental Design (1966). Dr. Boorn received a National Education Act Fellowship to pursue additional decision theory and planning systems research, receiving his  Ph.D. from MIT's School of City and Regional Planning with completion of his doctoral dissertation entitled "A Choice System for Environmental Design and Development" (1969). 

After finishing his formal academic work, Dr. Boorn immediately immediately began his entrepreneurial interest in real estate by confounding a business (Cinema Systems of America) which over a two year period  (1970-1972) developed and operated a chain of eleven small movie theaters in the northeastern states. The business was subsequently sold to a larger firm — and provided a truly "School of Hard Knocks" MBA with many lessons about major banking practices, leverage, legal representation, and locational strategies.  

B. Project Development and the Passion for the City   1972-1980

In 1972, Dr. Boorn joined the Rouse Company as its Director of Commercial Development for the "downtown" of Rouse's new town of Columbia, Maryland. Dr. Boorn subsequently served as Development Director for the Hulen Mall (Ft. Worth, TX) in joint venture with Federated Department Stores) and then returned to Boston a Vice President of Development in charge of Faneuil Hall Marketplace and eventually oversaw half of The Rouse Company's other development project directors.  

When Jim Rouse retired, Dr. Boorn formed Evans/Boorn Associates and redeveloped the historic Providence Arcade (RI) as well as the adaptive reuse of the Watertown Arsenal (MA) and The Old Post Office in Washington, DC.  

C. "Creating Great Places" and JMB/Federated Realty    1980-1990

In 1980, Dr. Boorn accepted an offer to be President of Federated Stores Realty,  Federated's (now named Macy's) regional mall development subsidiary. Examples of FSR's projects include Town Center of Boca Raton (FL),  The Plano Mall (Plano, TX) and Willow Grove Park (Philadelphia, PA).

Dr. Boorn acquired Federated Stores Realty (1983) in a partnership with JMB Realty of Chicago, forming JMB/Federated Realty. "Creating Great Places" became the marketing tagline for the partnership's substantial portfolio of first class regional malls including West Oaks Mall (Houston, TX), Santa Ana MainPlace (CA) and Princeton MarketFair! (NJ). JMB/Federated was merged with JMB"s Urban Investment and Development based in Chicago when Campeau Corporation acquired Federated Department Stores. Dr. Boorn sold his interest in the mall business and remained in Cincinnati to head Campeau's new development projects, was named to the Board of Federated Department Stores until Federated withdrew from expansion and development after it filed for Chapter 11 under Campeau leveraged ownership.  

D. "Creating Special Places" and Madison Marquette (1990-2005)

After Federated, Dr. Boorn cofounded The Boorn/Bennet Partnership which focused on developing specialty retail and town center real estate projects. In 1992,  BBP was capitalized by The Capital Guidance Corporation (Washington, DC. and Paris, France) as Madison Realty Partnership. MRP became a national developer of unique retail properties and, augmented through a series of acquisitions, managed a portfolio of over 25,000,000 square feet with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Washington DC, headquartered in Cincinnati. Some of the over $1 billion of invested capital portfolio included The Gardens on El Paseo (Palm Desert, CA), Bell Tower Shoppes (Ft. Myers, FL), University Park Village (Ft. Worth, TX), and the urban village mixed use project of BayStreet (Emeryville, CA). Dr. Boorn retired form Madison Marquette in 2005 after serving on its Board of Directors.

E. "Creating Places for Life" and CitiPlanIt  (2006 to present)

Dr. Boorn created Boorn Partners to continue to pursue his interest in urban development and began investigating ideas to utilize both the development expertise and the growing acknowledgement of the critical importance of urbanism… the issues of sustainability, impact, demographics, and sprawl. Through a series of consulting assignments including the City of Ft. Myers, Florida, Boorn Partners launched an effort to form "The Fund for the Urban Village" as an investment vehicle for projects related to smart growth initiatives and sustainable real estate projects. The timing for this effort proved to be unfortunate (or fortunate) and the euphoria for real estate finance burst before major funding could be arranged.

Paralleling Dr. Boorn's activities in various development vehicles has been two important additional activities which have intersected his current focus.  The first of these has been the recently completed 22 years of service on the Board of Trustees of the Enterprise Foundation (now named Enterprise Community Partners) — founded by Jim and Patty Rouse to focus on issues of urban poverty and housing for the very poor and homeless. Dr. Boorn served as the Foundation's head of its' Strategic Planning Committee and through this extensive involvement in the issues of urban places,  has committed himself to dedicating his rich array of education, expertise, and entrepreneurial energy to focus on helping create tools and resources aimed at cities and their future.

Coupled with the Enterprise involvement in urban issues has been Dr. Boorn's interest in environmental affairs. The expression of this interest has been twofold. First, Dr. Boorn is currently serving the last of three terms on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy which has made its' central focus  the sustainability of Ohio's critical water, forest, and natural places. The second activity related to environmental sustainability has taken the form of The Tranquility Farms Preserve, an eco-equistrian conservation community spanning a 1200 acre land assembly in Southwestern Ohio, 60 miles east of downtown Cincinnati.

Urban Intelligence

The creation of CitiPlanIt represents the convergence of these interests and concerns about the critical importance represented by the urbanized environment, the ability of its' residents to achieve a just, safe, and opportune future supported by a sustainable set of institutional, environmental, and — perhaps most importantly, sustainable economic/financial resources. The decision making context involving many actors and activities makes the ability to design, plan, and manage the vast and disconnected  dimensions of urban places, their political  boundaries, and the impactful market forces elbowing for recognition or resolution… cry out for help in rationalizing our ability to chart our future course by delivering URBAN INTELLIGENCE and the tools for making sense of our rapidly urbanizing environment.

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David Fatherree


David Fatherree

 

David Fatherree


David Fatherree

 

A Digital Strategist with over 10+ years of experience delivering best-in-class digital, UX and IT strategies and implementations for CPG, Retail and Healthcare Fortune 500 companies. By identifying promising white space and anticipating the impact of technology adoption, David has aligned client business goals with unmet customer needs to reinvent categories and introduce novel and differentiated brand experiences.

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Mary Lynne Boorn


Mary Lynne Boorn

Managing Director, Research

Mary Lynne Boorn


Mary Lynne Boorn

Managing Director, Research

Mary Lynne Boorn is a Managing Director with CitiPlanIt. CitiPlanIt Consulting is a real estate development advisory firm specializing in development projects that integrate the full spectrum of lifestyle uses in retail, residential, entertainment, hospitality and commercial mixed use environments. CitiPlanIt serves as a strategic development partner for high quality mixed use developments nationally.

Prior to forming CitiPlanIt, Mary Lynne Boorn was the Vice President of Development at Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) and the Project Manager for the highly successful, $42 million Fountain Square redevelopment as well as the  predevelopment efforts for The Banks project, a large site between Cincinnati’s two stadiums.

Additionally, Ms. Boorn was an adjunct faculty member at University of Cincinnati’s College of Business Administration and taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels on The Principles of Real Estate, Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Development.  She also taught a Special Topics class titled Reinventing the American City.

Prior to her civic role, Ms. Boorn served as Vice President of Investment Management and Development for national real estate developer Madison Marquette. In that role, Ms. Boorn was responsible for Portfolio Management, Strategic Planning and Development. She oversaw the management and investment performance of the company’s portfolio of owned and operating properties, supervised property management efforts, and directed reporting to the Madison Marquette board and equity investors. Additionally, she served as Development Director for several large retail development and redevelopment projects nationally including Bell Tower Shops in Ft. Meyers, FL, Old Hyde Park Village in Tampa, FL, Marketplace at Birdcage in Sacramento, CA and Weyburn Marketplace in Westwood, CA.

Ms. Boorn began her career in real estate lending. While an Associate at Merrill Lynch in their Public Finance Group, she performed sales, debt structure and refunding analyses as an integral part of the financing process for municipal clients. Ms. Boorn received her first professional training while at Security Pacific National Bank (now part of Bank of America) as a commercial real estate lender.

Ms. Boorn is an active member of the Cincinnati community currently serving as a Board of Trustee member for several institutions including The Seven Hills School, the Cincinnati chapter of the SPCA and Talbert House Services. 

Ms. Boorn is a LEED AP and has an M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management and her M.A. from UCLA’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Ms. Boorn earned her B.A. in American History from Princeton University.

 

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James Dausch


James Dausch

Managing Director, Urban Development

James Dausch


James Dausch

Managing Director, Urban Development

James Dausch is an industry leader; an innovative corporate executive, and an effective advocate in the public arena. As President of Cherokee Investment Services, a real estate private equity fund, he provided senior real estate and organizational counsel, as well as direct oversight for asset management. Prior to his position at Cherokee, Mr. Dausch was President of The Mills Corporation, where he directed new business and development activities in the United States, Canada and Europe. During his tenure, Mills developed more than 17 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects, with a total investment of more than $3.5 billion. In addition, the company redeveloped and expanded six large retail centers. Mr. Dausch also directed the development due diligence programs for the acquisition of more than 20 large regional malls in the U.S. and the U.K.

Mr. Dausch had previously managed all regional mall redevelopment activities for Centremark Properties (formerly May Centers) and directed urban projects such as Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and New York City’s South Street Seaport for The Rouse Company.

His earlier restructuring experience was gained as an administrator of the H.U.D. New Communities Administration, where he was responsible for the workouts of 13 federallyassisted new town projects, including disposition of some, and the successful ongoing development of others, such as St. Charles, Maryland, and The Woodlands, Texas. He also acted as counsel for the United States Department of Justice in the 1970s bankruptcy reorganization of the Penn Central and eight other Northeast Railroads.

Mr. Dausch received his B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University and his LL.B. from Columbia University. He is an enthusiastic amateur musician and a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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Ran Mullins


Ran Mullins

Chief Information Officer

Ran Mullins


Ran Mullins

Chief Information Officer

Ran is passionate about brand strategy, digital experiences that delight people and turning disruptive ideas into businesses. He's a true geek and artist at heart with the business acumen and the experience to leverage it as a serial entrepreneur.

As a digital brand executive and entrepreneur Ran has led large scale web design and development projects, as well as, full brand strategy and marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, in addition to creating all aspects of cloud-based software products including user interface design, brand marketing, and business model.

As the owner of a full-service interactive agency for 12 years he managed a team of 18 while providing brand strategy, marketing strategy and working as creative director over teams of designers and programmers to deliver regional and national campaigns that connect web and print. Ran sold the agency in 2009 and currently have a continued consulting engagement with the acquiring agency.

Additionally, Ran raised investment to build an automated cloud-based software platform working with a team of offshore developers. This platform is a disruptive technology that allows users to create and own their content in the cloud.

Ran loves building, motivating and inspiring teams to do their best work by tackling new challenges that will have a disruptive impact.

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Edward Vinson


Edward Vinson

Managing Director, Equity Investments

Edward Vinson


Edward Vinson

Managing Director, Equity Investments

Edward Vinson has developed and managed commercial real estate for over 25 years. He was a Managing Director with Cherokee Investment Services, where he managed and implemented Cherokee's international expansion program in the United Kingdom and Western Europe, securing environmentally impaired properties for future remediation and development. In addition, Mr. Vinson managed a portfolio of assets in the United States and Western Europe to maximize value creation opportunities and implement redevelopment strategies.

Prior to working with Cherokee, Mr. Vinson served as Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director at The Mills Corporation. He implemented the company's international development activities, including Xanadu in Madrid, Spain, which won the International Council of Shopping Centers Innovation in Retailing Award. He had previously completed Mills projects such as Concord Mills in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Arundel Mill in Baltimore, Maryland, and procured the company's first publicly-bid development, The Piers in San Francisco, California.

Mr. Vinson started his career as an associate in Melnicove, Kaufman & Weiner, one of Baltimore's leading real estate law firms. He continued his real estate career as an entrepreneur, forming his own development firm. He later served as Vice President of Equity Marketing Services for The Equity Group, where he was responsible for several residential developments and for establishing computerized reporting systems and sales analyses for all Equity properties.

Mr. Vinson graduated from The Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, and has a B.A. degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He received his J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York.

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Signature Developments


Signature Developments

Prior Development Experience of the CitiPlanIt Management Team

Signature Developments


Signature Developments

Prior Development Experience of the CitiPlanIt Management Team