John Parkinson

Executive Director

AIAI – the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure

John Parkinson

John Parkinson is the Executive Director of AIAI – the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure. AIAI serves as a national proponent to facilitate education and legislation through targeted advocacy. AIAI believes that effective and well-planned advocacy can provide legislative leaders with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about all of the benefits of public private partnership – economic development, life cycle cost savings, risk transfer and accelerated project delivery.

These Urban Land Institute local initiative councils were designed to create a topically focused, multi-disciplinary group of mid and senior level professionals, involved in specific facets of commercial real estate, committed to developing trusted connections and sharing best practices.  ULI New York’s Housing, Infrastructure and Sustainable Building Councils provided a forum for information exchange among peers on the “state of the art” within the development and investment arena.

Prior to joining the staff, he was a member of ULI, where his prior work included providing technology and services to the real estate industry. Those experiences included founding and running a business that provided document and drawing imaging services, as well as an on-line property management marketplace providing the economic advantages of electronic commerce. He has twenty five years of professional leadership and management experience in organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 200 firms, not-for-profits and the public sector.