Marika serves as the Chief of Staff to Harvard University’s Executive Vice President, an office that oversees all aspects of the University’s financial, administrative, human resources, campus services, planning and project management, development in Allston, and information technology functions. In this role, Marika supports the EVP by planning, coordinating, and evaluating the overall operation of the EVP Office; liaising among University departments; and overseeing special projects. She ensures that administrative, financial, and functional resources are optimally deployed to support Harvard’s teaching and research mission.
Steve Fessler leads the real estate development of the University’s emerging enterprise research campus in Allston. Working alongside Harvard leadership, Fessler directs a comprehensive effort to actualize the University’s vision of a new core center for innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship.
Harvard University has announced the hiring of Steven D. Fessler as head of enterprise real estate. Fessler brings to Harvard more than 30 years of national real estate development experience, including in the greater Boston area.
Harvard University has received unanimous final approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for its planned Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) in Allston. The SEC will house approximately two-thirds of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) when it opens in 2020 and will be among the most cutting-edge teaching and research facilities in the country — featuring laboratories, classrooms, and related teaching and research space.