Head of Operation & Member Experiences for Heyground
Pres is currently the Head of Operations & Member Experience for Heyground the Bronx and is currently working on the successful launch of Heyground in the South Bronx at the end of 2020. Prior to his work with Heyground, Pres was a Global Partnerships Lead for the Global Network of Impact Hubs and was a co-founder and Director of Operations for Impact Hub Baltimore. He oversaw feasibility, fundraising, project development, business planning, design, and construction for a $1.5 million, 8,600 square foot space and led memberships sales and leasing to generate over $700,000 in earned revenue. He also directly advised small business owners and entrepreneurs to successfully sustain and grow their businesses and secured key partnerships to provide business support and access to capital for entrepreneurs of color.
Prior to his work with Impact Hub Baltimore, Pres worked on a variety of place-based real estate and economic development projects, including an Innovation District development strategy with the University of Maryland Biopark and the adaptive reuse of historic properties. He also has experience in property management, leasing, and government affairs.
Pres has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University.