Jonathan Rose Companies believes that transformation grows from integrated, place-based solutions. We provide green real urban planning, development, project management and investment services through offices located in the New York, New England, Southwest, Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions. Our work balances visionary goals with practical implementation strategies. Our team members appreciate and are deeply engaged in the varied conditions of each region in which we work to promote environmentally, socially and economically responsible policies, plans, buildings, neighborhoods and investments.
Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating more environmentally, socially and economically resilient cities. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, and investment firm which has successfully completed more than $1.5 billion of work. In 2005, the firm launched the nation’s first green transit oriented acquisition and redevelopment fund, followed by several green affordable housing and office transformation funds.
The company’s mission is to repair the fabric of communities. The firm’s work touches many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build not only affordable and mixed-income housing, but also cultural, health and educational infrastructure.
The firm’s innovative development, planning, investment, new construction, conversion and historic preservation work has won awards from a wide range of notable organizations including: the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Urban Land Institute, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Rose’s book on resilient cities, The Well Tempered City, will be published by Harper Collins in September of 2016.
Mr. Rose is Vice Chair of Enterprise Community Partners and is a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He also serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects. He is a Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Mr. Rose chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan, and was a commissioner on Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission, tasked with identifying strategies for the long-term resilience of New York State’s infrastructure post-Hurricane Sandy.
Mr. Rose and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute. The Institute connects inner transformation with outer solutions to relieve suffering in the fields of trauma, education and the environment.
Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Daly was named Chief Operating Officer of Jonathan Rose Companies in 2014. Mr. Daly is responsible for managing the company’s operations and the expansion and diversification of the company’s portfolio.
Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Daly served as both President for Mesa del Sol in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Forest City Enterprises. Mr. Daly has extensive experience managing multi-million dollar development and redevelopment projects in several states including his latest role at Mesa del Sol.
He was also Founder, President and CEO of Sterling Glen Communities, which had over 800 employees, provided housing for seniors and acquired and developed 1,200 units in 10 buildings.
Prior to founding Sterling Glen, Mr. Daly was an Executive Vice President of Forest City Ratner Companies, based in Brooklyn, NY where he was involved in the development of more than 2 million square feet of commercial space. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Fairfield University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Arman is the Chief Financial Officer of Jonathan Rose Companies, as well as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Arman was Chief Financial Officer at Procida Funding, a private equity mortgage fund.
Prior to Procida, Mr. Arman was a founding member and Managing Director of Hudson Realty Capital. While there, he served as Chief Financial Officer and managed all of Hudson Realty Capital’s financial assets, working to optimize returns.
Managing Director of Acquisitions
Mr.Taft joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2004. Mr.Taft oversees the Acquisitions Team in sourcing, financing, and closing portfolio properties. During his tenure, Mr. Taft has expanded the firm’s national brokerage and partnership networks and has managed the acquisition of more than $600 million of assets. Mr. Taft also has played an integral role in Rose’s effort to create national models of best practice in the greening of existing buildings. Mr.Taft brings financing, design, construction management, marketing and leasing skills to his investment work. His prior experience includes working for a double bottom line private equity fund at J.P. Morgan and leading public-private economic development partnerships for Yale University. He is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association as well as the Urban Land Institute, where he sits on the Responsible Property Investment Council. Mr.Taft earned his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and his B.A. in History from Yale University.
As the Managing Director of Asset Management, Caroline Vary brings over 20 years of experience in asset management, leasing, financing, design, construction, and development. Ms. Vary monitors the performance, leasing and operations of investment and development properties, in a portfolio of over 4.5 million sf. of commercial and residential properties, including new construction, green retrofits and completed projects implementing green operations.