David Valecillos, MCP


Real estate planning and development


Master of City Planning, Boston University (2014)
Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.S., University of South Carolina, Columbia (2011)


David is an award-winning urban planner and real estate developer. His main focus is on district level real estate planning and development. David’s work ranges from developing multi-million dollar multi-site projects and city wide housing market analyzes to planning the initial steps of an innovation district in Barranquilla, Colombia. David is currently the Director of Design for North Shore Community Development Coalition, a greater Boston community development organization. In his role, David is responsible for overseeing all urban planning projects for the organization including real estate projects. He is managing teams of consultants to guaranteed the design, permitting, financing, development and rehabilitation of over 18 buildings, 170 residential units and 3,000 SF of commercial space (>$60 Million) in The Point neighborhood in Salem. David is also one of the founders of the Punto Urban Art Museum (2017), a social justice public art program in the Point Neighborhood. The museum features 85+ large scale murals and 75 international and local artists. His work in the Point neighborhood has been recognized nationally as a model for inclusive development. David also seats on the Real Estate Advisory Committee of the Urban Land Institute (New England Region), the Public Art Commission of the City of Cambridge and External Advisory Committee for the Metro Boston 2030 Plan by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Creative Neighborhood Rejuvenation Award by the Congress of the New Urbanism New England Chapter (2018)
  • Salem Historic Inc Preservation Award (2018) for Congress Street Residences
  • Winner of the 2017 IXL Global Management Institute Competition for Developing an Innovation District for the Government of Atlantico in Colombia
  • New England Region Community Development Achievement Award by the National Community Development Association (2017)
  • Rising Star Award of 2016 by the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations.
  • Boston University Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies in (2014)

Contact Information:

Phone: (617) 358-4637
Email: devg22@bu.edu