Korin Crawford is an entrepreneurial leader with fourteen years of experience in real estate, urban infrastructure, and property acquisition. He recently completed the Stanford MSx Program (formerly Sloan Fellows Program), a full-time Masters program for mid-career professionals at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to Stanford, Korin was Managing Partner of Ekology Infrastructure, offering advisory services to investors, utilities, and public agencies to build innovative portfolios of sustainable infrastructure. As an independent individual investor, Korin built a 35-unit, $9 million portfolio of residential real estate in the Bay Area, including a $4.5m green prefabricated townhouse development and a 4-lot infill land development. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
With an outdated infrastructure that is ill equipped to serve its large and growing population, Los Angeles is in need of major public works and infrastructure development, including new roads and bridges, improving water treatment plants, revitalizing open spaces and repairing waterways. Because the high demand for such projects significantly exceeds limited public resources, the CAO hired Korin to work with city agencies to identify and explore innovative public-private partnerships that can help to finance the city’s rapidly growing infrastructure needs.