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Elena Oertel

Project Analyst

Elena Oertel is a project analyst in B&D’s Atlanta office, providing expertise in market research, analytics, and community building to support planning and development processes for the higher education sphere.  Before B&D, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Sustainability from Furman University and a Master of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she pursued the intersection of real estate, development, and sustainable communities and solutions.  Elena’s unique interdisciplinary background, range of experiences, and passion for solution-based outcomes allow her to effectively and holistically serve clients in higher education to foster strategic, sustainable decision-making to advance the missions and futures of universities and colleges.

  • B.S. Sustainability, Furman University
  • Master of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology

"B&D provides a great opportunity to learn, advance, and to make a positive contribution to our clients and the people they serve. I am inspired by the talented people and the entrepreneurial spirit in the company."

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