Autism Speaks elects Oxford Properties VP Adam Frazier to national board
NEW YORK (September 20, 2019) – Autism Speaks, the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span for people with autism and their families, announces the election of Adam Frazier, vice president and head of New York leasing at Oxford Properties, to the national board of directors, effective August 22.
“Adam has distinguished himself in the business world, while maintaining a deep commitment to his family and community,” said Autism Speaks Board Chairman Brian Kelly. “He joins a highly engaged board that helps guide the organization’s mission to fund research, lead advocacy initiatives and deliver resources that meet diverse needs.”
The father of an 11-year-old boy with autism, Mr. Frazier said, “I am honored to be nominated and elected to the board of an organization that has done so much good for those affected by autism. My family and I have benefited from the research and advocacy efforts of Autism Speaks, and I feel so fortunate to now have the opportunity to help advance this very important mission as a member of the board.”
As vice president and head of New York leasing at Oxford Properties, Mr. Frazier is responsible for all of the company’s leasing in New York City. His career primarily has been focused on leasing and real estate development in New York City and Washington, D.C., where he has leased more than 10 million square feet of property and has been part of notable developments including The Mosaic District, 510 Madison, 250 West 55th Street, Hudson Yards and St. John’s Terminal.
Prior to joining Oxford, Mr. Frazier was a development manager for Boston Properties. It was during his nearly seven-year tenure that he managed the development of 250 West 55th Street, a 1 million square-foot office tower in Midtown Manhattan, just steps from Carnegie Hall and Central Park. Then, as vice president of leasing at Boston Properties, Mr. Frazier was responsible for developing and implementing a successful leasing strategy across the firm’s 10 million square-foot portfolio, which included developing projects from the ground up and repositioning assets in the existing portfolio.
Previously, Mr. Frazier was the development manager at Edens responsible for developing the Mosaic District in Fairfax County, Va., a 2 million square-foot mixed-use center, among other projects. He began his professional career as an equity trader, trading NASDAQ-listed technology stocks for Salomon Smith Barney/Citibank from 1999 to 2004.
Mr. Frazier earned a BSBA degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a member of the Bucknell University Real Estate Advisory Board, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Young Men’s and Women’s Real Estate Association of New York, where he served on its board as treasurer and governor. He earned REBNY’s 2011 Most Promising Salesperson of the Year Award and was the New York Cares Honoree in 2014. Mr. Frazier, his wife Erin and their four sons live in Manhasset, N.Y.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. A combination of genetic and environmental factors influence the development of autism, which often is accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children.
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Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. To find resources, join a fundraising walk or make a donation, go to www.AutismSpeaks.org.