Associate Professor and Program Chair, M.S. in Real Estate Development
Office Telephone: 215-951-2531
M.CURP, Morgan State University
B.Arch., Temple University
Professor Ways has over 20 years of urban planning and real estate development experience and has managed over $900 million of real estate and public facilities projects. During his ten years in District of Columbia government, Howard has worked on various policy initiatives, including housing policy, targeted public investments and workforce development. He completed the city's first green collar jobs demand analysis. He also led the planning effort on reuse of excess school facility space and managed the vacant property acquisition and disposition process. He served as the director of Planning and Sustainability for the University of the District of Columbia where he completed the university's first Strategic Sustainability Plan.
Previously Professor Ways served as the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George's County, Maryland, the principal development agency for a metropolitan county of 900,000 residents with a specific focus on mixed income, public private partnership development projects totaling more than $774 million which will produce nearly 2,500 mixed income housing units and 100,000 square feet of retail, resulting in nearly $6 million in new property tax revenue and 1,900 new jobs.
Howard attended the John F. Kennedy School for Government's Senior, State and Local Government Officials Program in 2006. He has extensive higher education experience, most recently as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in the Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate program. He also served as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture at Catholic University of America and the City and Regional Planning Program in the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Urban Studies Program at the University of the District of Columbia and has lectured at the School of Architecture at Philadelphia University, Howard University School of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University. Additionally, he has extensive international experience, serving as the Washington DC representative for the German Marshall Fund's Transatlantic Cities Network, a collaboration of 20 American and European public policy practitioners.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association.