Greg Heller is the principal of Urban Direction LLC , a consulting firm specializing in community/economic development, and urban real-estate projects. Heller, has over ten years of experience in neighborhood-based, urban planning and development work. His recent work has focused on shared-use commercial kitchen environments. As Director of The Enterprise Center CDC he managed the development of the Center for Culinary Enterprises, a 13,000 sf incubator kitchen in West Philadelphia. Currently he is managing the development of the Baltimore Food Hub, a 3.5-acre campus in East Baltimore, and carrying out a feasibility study for a kitchen incubator in Cincinnati. In addition, he is managing a national survey of shared-use commercial kitchens carried out by Econsult Solutions.
Gregory Heller is Interim CEO of American Communities Trust (ACT), a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization working to improve social and economic conditions in low-income neighborhoods. ACT fulfills its mission, in part, by partnering with organizations to help them develop social impact real estate, projects and programs. Heller, has over ten years of experience in neighborhood-based, urban planning and development work. He is also author of "Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia."