Susan Favate has more than seven years of experience in land use and environmental planning for both public- and private-sector clients. Her areas of focus include zoning; comprehensive planning; site plan reviews; community visioning; environmental analysis; and real estate, market and housing studies.
Ms. Favate is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a registered Professional Planner in New Jersey. She also serves as chair of the Planning Board in Chatham, NJ, and on its commitee on affordable housing. Prior to joining BFJ, Ms. Favate worked as a writer and editor for Dow Jones Newswires. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master's degree in urban planning from New York University's Wagner School of Public Service. While at NYU, Ms. Favate was part of a team that won the Dean Howard Newman Capstone Team Award for an assessment of economic impacts and the planning framework for a proposed Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum in Ossining, NY.