Director of Real Estate Development
Lu is a master dabbler, who has dabbled (and received degrees) in urban planning, urban design and asset management. He analyzes community developments through every lens, turning investment flows into full scale studies of neighborhood growth. Lu mapped his career from Hangzhou, China to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his team developed a strategic revitalization proposal for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. While getting his Master’s of Urban Design at Carnegie Mellon, Lu worked at the Remaking Cities Institute and was selected as one of the first Deloitte Foundation fellows. In addition to serving on the investment committee for the Next Act Fund, Lu joined the Mandel Group Inc. as a passive investor, and is a member of the BlueTree Allied Angels network.