Jennifer Bernell

Jennifer Bernell
EVP – Development
Kushner Companies

Jenny Bernell joined Kushner Companies as Director of Development in April 2014. Since that time, she has overseen over 10 million square feet of development in the pipeline in New York and New Jersey.

Prior to joining Kushner, Bernell served as Director of Development at East River Partners, a New York-based company that acquires and develops residential properties in Manhattan and Brooklyn. There, she oversaw multiple condo conversion projects.

Prior to that, Bernell served as project director at New York City Economic Development Corp.’s (NYCEDC) capital division, where she managed the design and construction of hundreds of millions of dollars of complex interagency buildings, infrastructure and park projects within New York City.

Prior to working at NYCEDC, Bernell was project manager at Leggat McCall Properties, a Boston-based developer. At Leggat McCall, she oversaw and managed the permitting, development and construction of complex institutional projects, including hospitals, universities, and senior living facilities, from conception through realization.

Before her tenure with Leggat McCall, Bernell worked with Winn Development on the acquisition, conversion and rehabilitation of multifamily rental housing in the Boston area. She has worked for the New York office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and for Elkus Manfredi Architects.
Bernell holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.