Jennifer Curtin has over 24 years of experience with a specialty in environmental law and federal real estate policy. She is a senior policy analyst and attorney known for innovation in developing programs and policies with emphasis on property reuse, public private partnerships and sustainability. A skilled program manager with broad consulting and client experience, she has led major policy initiatives for both Military and Civilian Agencies in the areas of land use, base closure and environmental liability. Clients include DoD, FAA, DOI, DOE and GSA. She has shaped and grown large environmental and real estate programs (e.g., brownfields, enhanced use leasing) and managed diverse teams of staff in delivery. She advises clients on statutory authorities to enable conservation and real estate partnerships to achieve cost and resource efficiencies. She worked with the National Conference of State Legislatures to draft a model law, the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act, which has been enacted in 22 states to prevent future Love Canals and the dangers associated with contaminated property being transferred to new owners without proper disclosure.
She leads a team of 35 environmental, land use planners and real estate staff who provide programmatic and technical support to the various programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense including Environmental Management, Environmental Quality, Natural Resources, and Sustainable Range Initiative, Office of Real Estate and the Joint Basing Program. She also has a team that provides support to GSA’s Office of Real Property Disposal and Utilization in the Public Buildings Service. She has a Juris Doctor from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont with a concentration in political science and British literature and is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.