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University of Virginia Foundation

Providing real estate and financial services for the University of Virginia.
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Fred Missel

Director of Design & Development
(434) 243-2586

Fred joined the Foundation in November of 2000 and oversees the management of the Foundation's development projects. These include North Fork, Boar's Head Resort, projects adjacent to the University Grounds, and all property rezonings, entitlements, master planning, design, and construction efforts.

He continues to oversee the development of office buildings, athletic complexes, hospitality and resort facilities, and various sponsored projects, laboratories, and research spaces, in addition to numerous others.

Fred's experience before joining the Foundation includes ten years of private-sector civil engineering, landscape architecture, and planning work across the mid-Atlantic region. He serves as an adjunct faculty member at the UVA School of Architecture and currently teaches land development practice at the University of Virginia. Fred is the past Chair of the Albemarle County Architectural Review Board and served on that board for 11 years. Fred was appointed to the Albemarle County Planning Commission in 2021, where he currently serves as Chair. Fred also serves on various other boards focused primarily on ensuring safe and affordable housing in the region.

Fred has an undergraduate degree in political science and social work from Albright College. He holds a Master's in Landscape Architecture and a Master of Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture.