Jay manages large‐scale economic development initiatives for private and public clients and is responsible for the BLS national account corporate relationships, including advising clients on overall incentives and relocation strategies; managing major projects involving complex multi‐jurisdictional competitive strategies, and developing innovative new incentives structures to facilitate client objectives. He began the firm’s long-standing innovative service to the bio-pharma industry by leading a multi-disciplinary consultant team in a national search for BMS’s first biologics production facility.
Prior to BLS, Jay served as Senior Vice President and CFO of the real estate subsidiary of the Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corp., a diversified developer concentrating on corporate build-to-suit projects and large-scale urban projects undertaken in public-private partnerships. He also served as Executive Director of NYC's Office of Economic Development, and later was appointed Commissioner of Ports, International Trade & Commerce.
He also serves as an advisor to public sector economic development organizations on incentives strategies, including as policy advisor to multiple transition teams of newly elected governors, and continuing as advisor on economic development matters. The BLS Life Sciences practice has served diverse clients, from Fortune 100 companies to early stage firms, focusing primarily on production and related facilities. BLS has continued to innovate the multi-faceted “site selection” process for complex life sciences projects.
Degree, Rutgers University
JD, Rutgers Law School
District of Columbia Bar Association
Editorial Board Member: CoreNet Corporate Real Estate Leader and Site Selection magazines
Board Member: Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC), the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), and the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP)