Eldad Gothelf is Chief Land Use and Development Specialist in Herrick's Land Use & Zoning Group.

Eldad guides commercial real estate owners, developers and investors through every step of the development process, including zoning, land use, sustainable development, affordable housing and Department of Buildings issues.

He regularly handles applications to the New York City Department of City Planning, the Board of Standards and Appeals, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Department of Buildings and the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development. Eldad is also an Accredited Professional in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification system (LEED AP).

Prior to joining Herrick, Eldad was vice president of planning and government relations at HAP Investments, where he was intricately involved in every aspect of the firm's development projects, including overseeing development teams, obtaining government approvals and drafting condominium plans.

Eldad is an Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation where he teaches about New York City land use approvals and zoning. He has also led several studio classes, including investigations of alternate uses for the Tappan Zee Bridge and a feasibility study of micro-unit housing in Westchester County.