Jill Sherman joined Gerding Edlen in 2003 and was name a partner in 2014. Jill leads Gerding Edlen's public-private partnerships and build-to-suit projects for non-profit and for-profit organizations, facilitating the important work of nonprofits and public agencies in our communities. Jill is responsible for new business development as well as management of all predevelopment activities including design and budgeting, entitlements, neighborhood outreach, negotiating agreements and contracts, and financing. Her projects at Gerding Edlen include student housing, academic buildings, community facilities, affordable housing and mixed-use residential. Jill’s resume includes over 15 LEED certified projects of which five are LEED Platinum.
Jill served on the Portland Planning Commission from 2007-2012 and currently serves as the board chair of Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and a board member of Architecture Foundation of Oregon. Jill has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Urban Studies and Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from Portland State University.