Jesse Kanson-Benanav

February 11, 2023 | secon2023

Jesse has over 15 years of experience in real estate development, public policy, and community engagement. Jesse is a noted community organizer and founded ABC Cambridge, a community-based organization advocating for increased housing production and smart-growth development in Cambridge and Greater Boston. As a result of his successful leadership of ABC, Jesse was recognized by the Boston Globe Magazine in 2016 as a “game changer” for his and ABC’s positive contributions to improving the Massachusetts economy. Prior to joining B’nai B’rith Housing, Jesse worked as a Senior Project Manager for Somerville Community Corporation, a Regional Project Associate for Community Builders, and a public housing management consultant for Edgemere Consulting. He is also a board member at Just-A-Start Corporation and Chairman of their Real Estate Committee.

Jesse has a Master in City Planning degree from MIT.