Devan supports community capital projects inside and outside New York City as a Project Manager with Hester Street. He collaborates with CBOs, identifies financing sources and negotiates with lenders, conducts financial analyses, develops acquisition and construction budgets, drafts funding proposals, and works with architects, attorneys, brokers, contractors as well as other development team members. He is currently working to develop a program analysis, project budget, project timeline and phasing plan for the Queens Community House in Forest Hills, Queens. He is also supporting Vocal-NY as it explores the acquisition and expansion of its space in Downtown Brooklyn to provide the organization with a permanent home and an asset for long-term community benefit.
Prior to joining Hester Street, Devan worked to develop affordable housing in Canada with an Indigenous-rooted non-profit firm where he was responsible for project managing approximately $90 million in affordable housing development across the province of British Columbia. He holds a Master’s in Community Planning from Vancouver Island University and during his studies he focused on the process and outcomes of waterfront development. This included the completion of an international research scholarship in Belize.