Jack Freeman

CUAA Special Election 2015 for Alumni Trustees

Jack Freeman


At15-Jack-Freeman2School of Architecture / 1969

Sunnyside, New York


Current Position, Organization:
President, Freeman/Frazier & Associates, Inc. & J. S. Freeman Associates, Inc.


Relevant Skills:

Extensive experience with non-profit organizations.Skills include Business Planning, Capital Project Planning, Financial Analysis, Project Management.


Professional Qualifications:

Created two successful companies that provide consulting and project management services for private entities and non-profit institutions, including economic development, business planning, finance, capital projects and real estate. Professional background includes experience as a Mortgage Officer for the NYC Community Preservation Corporation, and as a developer and general partner of multifamily market-rate and affordable housing projects. In the public sector I was Director of the Zoning Study Group at the New York City Department of City Planning and held senior staff positions in the Mayor’s Office of Development. I served as a Commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and a member of the New York State Council on the Arts Capital Review Panel. I received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Architecture and a Progressive Architecture Award for Urban Design. I am a licensed real estate broker and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.


Personal Statement:

Cooper Union provided me with the education and fundamental skills that have enabled me to develop a successful career. I believe my expertise and experience can be of constructive assistance to Cooper as it moves forward with the difficult tasks at hand.


Additional Information:

  • Over 30 years of professional experience providing a wide range of services including economic development, business planning, finance and project management.
  • Extensive experience with non-profit organizations including Board and Committee level relationships.
  • I welcome the opportunity to return the benefits that Cooper has enabled me to obtain.