THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RICHARD L. FRIEDMAN AS CHAIR AND MEMBER OF THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION
The President today announced the appointment of Richard L. Friedman to serve as Chair and Member of the National Capital Planning Commission.
Mr. Richard L. Friedman, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is President and CEO of Carpenter & Company, Inc. , a national real estate and investment firm. In 1968, Mr. Friedman founded Carpenter and is well known and respected as a developer of urban projects such as the Charles Hotel complex in Cambridge, the Logan Airport Hilton in Boston, Hyatt Regency Hotels in Cambridge and Princeton, and the St. Regis Hotel and Condominium Tower in San Francisco. Mr. Friedman has worked on complex urban solutions and public-private partnerships with public agencies such as the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Massachusetts Port Authority, San Francisco Redevelopment Authority, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, and the planning departments of several cities across the nation. Mr. Friedman has been a guest lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Real Estate, Harvard Business School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Boston Architectural Center. Mr. Friedman has also served on several civic and business boards such as PNC Bank-New England, Steppingstone Foundation, Boston Five Cents Savings Bank, Dartmouth College Real Estate Advisory Board, and Greater Boston Real Estate Board. In addition, Mr. Friedman served as 2(superscript: nd) Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1963 to 1964.
Mr. Friedman received a B.A. in Philosophy from Dartmouth College.
The National Capital Planning Commission is the central planning agency for the Federal Government in the National Capital Region. As such, the Commission reviews and approves Federal construction proposals within the National Capital Region and evaluates the Federal Capital Improvements Programs for the Office of Management and Budget.