Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon

Lecturer, MIT Center for Real Estate

Chris Gordon has been a lecturer at MIT’s Center for Real Estate for over 20 years. He teaches a course on Innovative Project Delivery in the Public & Private Sectors in our MSRED program. As a practitioner, Chris serves as an advisor and manager on complex capital projects worldwide. He works in a hands-on capacity to establish the project strategies, project team, and management process, and then monitors and/or leads the project to improve the chances of success significantly. He is also a Lecturer at both the Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate, teaching several courses and writing on complex capital projects.

Prior to the establishment of his consulting practice, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Allston Development Group, the real estate development arm of Harvard University, from 2005 to 2010. In that role, he oversaw all aspects of Harvard’s multi-billion dollar expansion in the Allston section of Boston as well as development projects on the historic Cambridge campus.  During his decade at Massport, he was responsible for capital programming and project delivery for all capital projects at all Massport facilities, including Logan International Airport (the 13th busiest airport in the world), Hanscom Airfield, Tobin Memorial Bridge, Maritime Terminals on the Port of Boston, and the Worcester Regional Airport. He oversaw the successful completion of the $4.4 billion Logan Modernization Project and as Director of Capital Programs, he managed a $500 million annual budget.

Gordon holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (research focus on project management and infrastructure delivery methods) and is a registered Professional Engineer in several states.