He brings more than two decades of real estate experience, working on real estate and planning projects in most municipalities in Western New York and over 20 states, to the Vita Nuova team. Throughout his career, he has worked through the entire life cycle of real estate projects—including project conception, site selection, financial analysis and modeling, contract negotiation, due diligence, land use approval, financing, construction, property management, and asset management. Mr. Roland has experience with public-private partnerships and projects spanning every possible use in the real estate field, including mixed-use, retail, hospitality, office, industrial, multi-family, senior living, and military housing.
Mr. Roland is Assistant Dean for the Real Estate Development program and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. As a professional, he has served as an UrbanPlan facilitator and teaches UrbanPlan throughout many of his courses. He believes that careful planning and design, along with better financial and economic policies, may help address some of the past and ongoing inequalities created in the real estate industry and help foster more inclusive and sustainable development.