About Me

Jared Eigerman is a land-use expert with more than 25 years of expertise. He holds legal and city planning graduate degrees and has worked in both private practice and local government. His projects are mostly in Greater Boston, where he is situated, and he is admitted in California and Massachusetts.

Experience and Professional Skills

Conducting zoning and permitting due diligence, developing and implementing permitting strategies, community outreach, presenting to legislative and administrative authorities, creating zoning and other ordinances, and delivering comprehensive views for financing are all areas of expertise for Eigerman.

Eigerman's goal is the same whether he's working on a little project or a huge, phased development: to help his customers realize their vision as rapidly as possible while navigating the difficult world of land use regulations and legislation.

He has a long track record of successfully entitling real estate development projects of all sizes, from repairing and adapting a single historic property for modern use to high-density, transit-oriented developments and mixed-use proposals on tidelands held in public trust. He has a thorough awareness of the political process, which is crucial to land use licensing, as well as the capacity to bring disparate parties together.

Among Eigerman's latest notable efforts are:

Adaptation of a 454,000-square-foot old telecoms building for life sciences usage on an 11-acre urban location with 1,779 parking spaces (structured and surface).

Redevelopment of seven maritime industrial lots into three lots and the construction of four mid-rise buildings with 120 multifamily rental units, 36,000 square feet of office space, a 22,000 square foot boathouse, and local retail space, all served by a 75-slip recreational marina, 135 parking spaces, and 1.5 acres of public open space.

Three buildings with a total of 263 multifamily residential units and 138 garage parking spots were redeveloped on three properties within a dense, urban industrial district.

The Boston Economic Development & Industrial Corporation has agreed to lease a 411-room waterfront hotel within a maritime industrial park for 99 years.

Adding 125 multifamily residential condominium units inside 256,000 sf and reconfiguring public parking and ground-level retail, restaurant, and services space to a heavily used, seven-level, 698-vehicle public parking garage.

Clearance of old university land for the construction of a 32-story skyscraper with 426 apartments, 7,500 square feet of restaurant space, and 14,000 square feet of cultural space leased long-term to a nearby non-profit theater.

Jared Eigerman is a fierce advocate for his clients, and he has a track record of getting their projects approved while maintaining legal compliance and overcoming objections.

Eigerman's portfolio reflects a strong commitment to redeveloping communities in Greater Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area in a thoughtful and sustainable manner. His knowledge and experience make him an invaluable asset to any team tackling complicated development projects in two of the most stringent regulatory environments in the United States.

Work Experience

In 1984, as a 14-year-old intern at the Cambridge Historical Commission, Eigerman gained his first professional experience in land use. He worked as a market research analyst in Budapest, Hungary, for two years after graduating from college in 1992, including seminars at the Harvard Design School. He then returned to Cambridge. He subsequently went on to the University of California to complete a dual degree program in urban planning and law. Before going into private practice, he worked as a Deputy City Attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney's Office:

Reuben, Junius & Rose LLP, Of Counsel, 2011-Present

City Councillor in Newburyport, Massachusetts from 2014 to 2022.

Land Use Partner at Dalton & Finegold LLP from 2011 until 2018.

Zoning Board of Appeals member in Newburyport, Massachusetts from 2012 to 2014.

Senior Counsel at Goulston & Storrs from 2008 until 2011.

Partner at Reuben & Junius LLP from 2000 to 2007.

Deputy City Attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney's Office from 1998 to 2000

Multimedia Analyst at Gemini Consulting, Gemini C4 Lab, 1993-1994

Market Research Analyst at SEMCOR Europe kft from 1992 to 1993


Jared Eigerman received his schooling from a number of prestigious universities.

JD, Hastings College of the Law, University of California, Hastings, 1998

MCP - 1998, University of California, Berkeley

AB - Harvard University, 1992

Volunteering and Public Service

Throughout his career, Jared Eigerman has been dedicated to public and charity service. He was elected to four terms on the City Council in Newburyport, Mass., where he was born, in addition to serving as a Deputy City Attorney in San Francisco and a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Newburyport.

Eigerman has been a board member of Street Lab, a New York City-based nonprofit that creates and shares extraordinary public-space programs – such as pop-up reading rooms and open-air drawing studios – to improve the urban environment, strengthen neighborhoods, and bring people together (www.streetlab.org/). Street Lab also distributes kits to people all around the world so that they can do the same.

He served on the board of directors of The Society for Development of Arts and Humanities of Newburyport, Inc. (www.firehouse.org/) in his hometown for a period. Eigerman designed the organization's new bylaws as well as a sublease extension with a ground-level restaurant at their almost 200-year-old, city-owned theater building, which is critical to the organization's financial stability.

Anna Jaques Hospital, now part of Beth Israel Lahey Health (www.ajh.org), has Eigerman as a corporator and regulator donor. He is dedicated to ensuring that this small, regional hospital continues to serve the Lower Merrimack Valley's whole population.

Publications and Speaking Engagements Examples

A. J. Singh, Ph.D., and Herve Houdre, eds., Trends in Sustainability Regulation, Hotel Sustainable Development: Principles and Best Practices, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (2011).

Green Zone: The Sense and Significance of Sustainability, Invesco Real Estate Conference 2009, Trends in Property Regulation to Mitigate Climate Change, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009)

26 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 3: California Counties: Second-Rate Localities or Ready-Made Regional Governments (1999)

Recognition and Awards

Jared Eigerman's remarkable work in land-use law has been recognized by his peers. In January 2020, he was elected as the President of the Newburyport City Council, an accomplishment he is especially proud of given his extended absence from his hometown while pursuing a career in San Francisco and subsequently Boston. Eigerman aspires to be the best in his area and is dedicated to making a good difference in the lives of people he represents as well as all local inhabitants.

Affiliations with Professional Organizations

California State Bar (1998)

Massachusetts State Bar Association (Massachusetts State Bar (2008)

Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association (1995)

The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to (2001)

Library of Social Law (2011)

NAIOP is a non-profit organization that promotes (2021)


Jared Eigerman Portfolio