Urban Cohousing Associates

Urban Cohousing Associates Inc. (UCA) was established by Chris ScottHanson in 2010 to replace Cohousing Resources, LLC.  UCA is associated with Connexus Cohousing Collaborative and works closely with Jasen Robillard, its principal.

Chris ScottHanson, Principal

Chris Scott-HansenChris is a respected leader in cohousing development in North America and author of The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community. A development consultant since 1981, Chris has a broad range of experience in all aspects of multifamily housing, from land acquisition through construction. Chris has evaluated over 2,000 properties and assisted more than 35 cohousing groups across North America with all aspects of the cohousing development process. Chris prefers front-end project planning and land acquisition, as well as finding and developing the business relationships with local project professionals, including developers, contractors, architects, engineers, and lawyers. To read more…

Stewart Mayer, Associate

Stewert Mayer

Stew brings over 25 years of project management experience in sustainable real estate development and construction to the Urban Cohousing Associates team. An architect and general contractor, his design/build portfolio includes all manner of commercial and residential projects, including cohousing and retirement communities, rehabilitation and renovation projects, single and multi-family housing, and “Eco-resort” ventures in both the Caribbean and Central America.  He has worked on projects ranging in value from $250k – $25M, and in scale from infill lots to 80+ acres development sites.  With Chris ScottHanson, Stew was co-development manager for the 69-acre Sawyer Hill Ecovillage cohousing community in Berlin MA. Stew is currently active in project development on both east and west coasts.  He holds a B.A. in Architecture & Construction Technology from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley

Jasen Robillard, Associate

Jasen RobillardJasen is an Associate at Urban Cohousing Associates, Inc, and principal at Connexus Cohousing Collaborative. He manages the Canadian business interests and acts as the lead contact for cohousing groups seeking advice and consulting services vis­-à -vis land acquisition, group formation, and residential development project management. His past project management experience in environmental, geotechnical, and geological engineering consulting together with his background in software training, group facilitation, and community organization leadership provides the broad skill base required to lead a cohousing project to completion.