Herman Sieverding: The Municipal Permitting Process: A Private Sector View

City and Regional Planning Fall 2010 Colloquium

Herman Sieverding is vice president of Integrated Acquisition and Development Corporation (IAD), a full-service real estate development company specializing in build–to-suit office buildings, medical offices, and student housing. Sieverding manages the firm’s predevelopment and municipal permitting activities as well as the construction contracts for the company’s development projects. Prior to joining IAD, Sieverding served as deputy director of the City of Ithaca Department of Planning and Development for 12 years where he was responsible for managing the city’s economic development program representing the city in several public/private sector mixed-use development projects. He also managed the city’s site plan review process for a number of major new developments in the southwest area of the city. Sieverding is vice president of the Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS) board of directors, member of the board’s real estate committee, and chair of the INHS Loan committee. He also serves on the board of directors of Tompkins County Area Development. He received his degree in urban planning from the College of Design, Art, and Architecture at the University of Cincinnati.

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