Brett focuses his work in the land use, zoning, and environmental aspects of real estate development. He works closely with and appears before numerous boards and commissions in Philadelphia, including the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Planning Commission, Historical Commission, and Art Commission, and similar bodies in surrounding counties, and interacts with regional environmental agencies. Brett also assists in land use, environmental, and property litigation as well as real estate tax matters.
With his interdisciplinary training and background in architecture and city planning, Brett brings a unique skillset to resolving issues that property owners, developers, and community constituents face throughout the land development process. In addition to his J.D., Brett holds a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Architecture from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He was the 2014-2015 Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellow of the American Planning Association’s Planning and Law Division. Prior to attending graduate school, Brett worked at the American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association in Washington, D.C. and served as the 2009-2010 National Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students.
University of Pennsylvania, J.D. and M.C.P. (2016)
Miami University, B.A. (2009)
Speeches and Publications
Client Alert: So You Want to Build It: Development Approvals in Philadelphia, August 2, 2018