Meet the Team
Sean D. Hope
Hope Real Estate Enterprises LLC
Sean D. Hope, a third generation Cantabrigian, is the founder and principal of Hope Real Estate Enterprises LLC in Central Square, Cambridge. Sean has leveraged his experience as a Land Use attorney and former member of the Cambridge Zoning Board in partnership with Capstone Communities LLC to develop Port Landing, a 20 apartment 100% affordable housing development at 131 Harvard Street in The Port.
Sean is deeply committed to improving the quality of life for Cambridge residents through his work with the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood house, Cambridge Children and Family Services (CFCS), and the Cambridge Historical Society.
Capstone Communities LLC
Jason is the principal of Capstone Communities LLC where he has developed market rate, mixed income, and 100% affordable housing. Since founding Capstone in October 2010, Jason has successfully completed a total of $36,000,000 in development transactions in Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Newton and Brockton Massachusetts. Prior to forming Capstone, Jason was the Vice President of Acquisitions at Beacon Communities LLC, a developer, owner, and manager of over 9,000 apartment homes in the Northeast.
Most recently, Capstone Communities LLC in partnership with Hope Real Estate Enterprises LLC completed Port Landing, a 100% affordable family community in The Port, Cambridge. Prior to the birth of his two young children, Jason was the vice-chair of Preservation Massachusetts and a board member of Caritas Communities.
Bruner/Cott & Associates
Jason is a Principal with Bruner/Cott Architects in Cambridge, MA. He specializes in the design of high-performing contemporary architecture, creative preservation, and urban housing. With over 20 years of experience, Forney has designed LEED-certified housing, a Living Building Challenge project, and award-winning preservation and reuse projects. He frequently speaks to professional and academic audiences about sustainable design and transformative strategies for historic places.
Jennifer is the founding partner and principal designer at LEMON BROOKE. Recognized for her ability to blend the artful and the practical, Jennifer explores the sensory impacts of the environment on the human experience. She brings her architecture and art school education together with her experience in landscape architecture to a wide range of project types, including cultural institutions, academic campus plans, urban plazas, and children’s playgrounds.
Jennifer has had an active academic background and held a tenured teaching appointment at the University of California Berkeley where she developed and taught graduate courses in Ecological Planning and Design, Grading and Drainage, and Landscape History. She has also held an adjunct faculty position in the Architecture Department at the California College of Art. Jennifer earned a BFA at Parsons School of Design in New York City and a MLA from Harvard University, in Cambridge MA.
David Biancavilla, PE, LEED AP, brings to the team nearly 20 years of experience in civil engineering with specialized expertise in site planning and design for the construction and improvement of multi-family housing developments. He has managed engineering design for numerous housing sites, including several current projects in Cambridge, as well as for residential developments in communities such as Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Quincy, Weymouth, and Winchester. An important element of Dave’s contributions to the project team is his emphasis on improving residents’ quality of life through design that incorporates accessibility and sustainability as fundamental elements of the site plan.