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Emily Baron Bernstein '02

February 7, 2019

Emily Baron Bernstein '02 was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal on 2.7.19, in its annual 40 Under 40 feature. Bernstein was honored for the urban redevelopment work she does as vice president of McCormack Baron Salazar, including projects in Choice Neighborhoods in St. Louis and Memphis (Near Northside St. Louis and South City Memphis), as well as the redevelopment of Covenant Place senior housing center in St. Louis County. Each year, the 40 under 40 award showcases "the best and the brightest young professionals in the region," with profiles that take "a deep dive into each honoree's skills, qualities and career aspirations," asking awardees how they "plan to leave their mark on St. Louis business and in the community." In her profile, Bernstein shared her advice for young professionals; talked about her volunteer work; and described her current role with MBS: "I help secure project financing, oversee necessary approvals, work with the project team to develop master plans and architectural drawings that meet the community’s vision and are within our budget, make sure the project is built on time and within budget, and assist our management company to get residents moved in to their new homes. Since 2012, my work has directly resulted in the creation of 913 residential units and 66,000 square feet of commercial space with total investments of $235 million. In 2018, my projects represented 17 percent of all MBS’ financial closings. In 2019, we will begin the Near Northside housing construction work at Preservation Square bolstering the human capital and neighborhood work already underway." When asked about how she would like to leave a mark on the city, she replied, "I will continue to further the work that we, our partners and others are doing in the city now and lay the groundwork for all next-generation St. Louisians to live more stable, happy and fulfilling lives. We are all in this together. We must all practice kindness, compassion and be bold in our choices."

For the full feature, go here; Bernstein's profile is here (both links require subscriber access).