Matthew Brener, P.E.
Matthew Brener, P.E. manages the Project Implementation Group at BRS, Inc. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with over fifteen years of experience managing complex public sector economic development projects. Mr. Brener provides expertise in many facets of public sector programming including project planning and financing, economic impact analysis, and construction management.
Mr. Brener is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and began his working career at the age of sixteen renovating historic buildings and later working on new commercial construction projects as an apprentice in the New Orleans Carpenter’s Union. He travelled extensively as a young man in the Caribbean and Central and South America, and later lived for three years in Europe before returning home to complete a Bachelor’s of Science degree in the Engineering Program at Louisiana State University. At LSU, Mr. Brener worked for Dr. John Day at the prestigious LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences where he participated in numerous wetlands restoration and reconstruction projects in the pre-Katrina coastal environments of Plaquemines Parish.
Mr. Brener is currently completing the Masters of Science Program in Economics at Drexel University where his research is focused on Public Infrastructure Economics and the use of Public-Private Partnerships in the construction and operations of public works.
Mr. Brener also has extensive experience with local non-profits including the Philadelphia Greensgrow Project, a pioneering urban agriculture organization, and Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, a student-run organization that provides volunteer building services for low-income home-owners. Mr. Brener currently resides in Philadelphia with two cats and a black Labrador named “Penny.”