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Nicholas Allen
TRF Development Partners Intern

Where do you go to school and what are you studying towards?
I’m currently pursuing my master’s at Penn in city planning with a certificate in real estate.

What attracted you to TRF DP for a summer internship?
TRF DP is at the intersection of my interests in design, real estate development and community building. The work we do really has a tangible impact on the communities we work in.

What are some of the things you will be working on for TRF DP this summer? What do you hope to learn from your internship here?
Working at TRFDP allows me to participate in all steps of the development process from project inception through construction to sale or rental. I am very interested to learn about the legal and financial hurdles required for each unique project.

Share something interesting you have learned about TRF DP or the industry in your first few weeks here.
I have been learning a lot about historic tax credits, both federal and local. They can really improve the financial viability of a project, but require a tremendous amount of effort to secure.

College(s) attended: Arizona State University, BS Urban Planning | University of Pennsylvania, Master of City Planning (expected graduation 2016)