New Urban Vision possesses a strong combination of vision, talent, leadership, and strategic relationships. The following is an overview of our key personnel.
John Heath | Managing Principal
As Managing Principal, Mr. Heath identifies & sources new business opportunities, interfaces with clients, and manages relationships with NUV’s investors, lenders, partners and vendors that are vital to the firm’s ultimate success. Mr. Heath also serves as in-house legal counsel to NUV, and he is responsible for the development, management and/or finance of over 1,300 affordable rental units and more than $500 million of completed real estate projects. Mr. Heath draws from a 27-year professional career that includes experience as an engineer, attorney, real estate developer and broker to lead New Urban Vision. He earned advanced degrees from Morehouse College, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Southern California and Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley.
Rev. Gailen Reevers | Principal
As Pastor of Lincoln Memorial United Church of
Christ in Los Angeles, Rev. Reevers spearheaded the effort to develop Amistad
Family Apartments, a $10.5 million low-income housing tax credit project
comprised of 56 units of multifamily rental housing in South Los Angeles.
Amistad was a catalyst for the development of Chesterfield Square, a
250,000-square-foot regional shopping center that became the first major retail
development project completed in South Los Angeles in more than a decade. Rev.
Reevers also oversaw the financing, development and construction of the Lincoln
Family Life Center, a 9,000-square-foot facility dedicated to youth and
community service activities. Rev. Reevers has over 20 years of professional real
estate experience both as a developer and as a community leader/advocate.
Reevers previously served on the Executive Board of the Los Angeles
Metropolitan Churches, an ecumenical group of clergy in South Los Angeles whose
purpose is to build the capacity of clergy, lay, and community leaders to
revitalize their communities through faith-based community organizing. Rev.
Reevers is also the co-convener and co-founder of the Pacific Institute. The
Pacific Institute creates an annual setting to discuss social justice issues of
local and national importance by bringing together nationally acclaimed
scholars and theologians to train both laity and clergy in facilitating social
justice within their communities. Rev. Reevers holds advanced degrees from
Wayne State University, California State University Dominguez Hills and Fuller