Fred’s broad experience ranges from leadership positions of governmental agencies, founder of environmental firms to Project Manager of dozens of projects involving Historic and Brownfield Tax credits. His work in rebuilding historic sites and restoring contaminated sites has included large hotel complexes, state office buildings, EPA superfund sites, public transportation facilities, and commercial offices and apartment buildings.
Fred founded and has served as President of Lafser & Associates, Inc. (L&A) since 1991.The firm provides services to the redevelopment community in the areas of historic preservation and restoration, environmental compliance and remediation, and energy conservation and solar energy production through financial incentives and creative solutions. L&A has participated in over 400 redevelopment projects representing total project costs of over $2 Billion. While generally serving on the development team, Fred has developed a detailed understanding of the design, economics, financing, legal, accounting and construction aspects of complicated projects.
In addition to assisting developers, Fred has also completed a number of properties as a developer. The combination of his various experiences has resulted in a unique understanding of all aspects of development. Fred has served as Owners Representative on projects ranging from a 12,000 sq ft historic restaurant and bed and breakfast, to a $10M historic office restoration, to a $12 Million high-end conversion of an historic power plant into design studios and offices.