Ehrenberg, currently a principal at Sterling Development P3 Advisors, brings a wealth of expertise in real estate advisory services, with a specialization in public-private partnerships and not-for-profit and civic development projects.
“As we face the pressing challenges of our time, I am honored to join Solar One’s board of directors. Solar One’s commitment to renewable energy, education, and sustainability is both inspiring and critical. I look forward to working with the organization to harness the power of clean energy, drive innovation, and empower communities toward a more sustainable and resilient future,” Ehrenberg said.
Notably, his career includes a transformative eight-year tenure as President and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC), where he oversaw the expansion of the Navy Yard by nearly three million square-feet, generating thousands of jobs and nurturing hundreds of companies. His innovative leadership also resulted in the development of workforce programs that have since become models for initiatives in New York City and beyond.
Prior to his role at BNYDC, Ehrenberg served as the executive vice president at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where he managed several of the city’s pivotal economic development projects, including the creation of Cornell University’s Roosevelt Island campus, the redevelopment of vacant land on the Lower East Side (Seward Park), and the Atlantic Yards project. He also oversaw the distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars in programs to support small businesses in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and has earned dual master’s degrees from Princeton University, specializing in Public Policy and Urban Planning.
“We are delighted to have David Ehrenberg join our Board,” said Jane R. Crotty, Chair of Solar One’s Board of Directors. “His vast experience and commitment to sustainable development and renewable energy align perfectly with our mission. We look forward to leveraging David’s knowledge as we advance our renewable energy goals and reinforce our educational programs.”
Solar One, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to designing and delivering innovative education, training, and technical assistance to foster sustainability and resiliency in diverse urban environments. Solar One’s programs aim to help individuals and communities explore new ways of living and working that are more adaptive to a climate-change impacted world.