2015 Newsmakers: Jill Sherman
Mar 02, 2015
The Daily Journal of Commerce selected Jill Sherman as a 2015 Newsmaker at its 7th Annual Newsmakers Awards luncheon. The award honors the built environment's most interesting and influential newsmakers of the past year.
The DJC selected Jill for her accomplishments in the field and for her leadership role in the firm. Jill joined Gerding Edlen in 2003, bringing expertise in multifamily affordable housing, and was named a Partner and Shareholder in 2014. She focuses on the firm's public-private partnerships and is a leader in trying new ways to approach development projects.
Her portfolio includes recent projects such as Lifeworks Northwest & Home Forward's Center for Hope and Recovery and Beech Street Apartments—a residential drug and alcohol treatment program with affordable family apartments—and the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) historic renovation of an old U.S. Post Office building into the college's new headquarters.
"It's about people," Jill said in an interview with the DJC. "The people I work with – my partners, engineers and designers, people from all kinds of backgrounds on the boards I've been on and the projects we've developed – that's what makes every day I go to work a lot of fun. I'm excited to see things grow, especially when an area or a building is redeveloped or repurposed. We're among the firms that are bringing Old Town Chinatown and Broadway back to prominence in the city. I really love being a part of that."