Stephen LariStephen D. Lari, with three decades of experience in commercial, residential, and hospitality projects, serves as a principal of Claremont Group, a real estate development firm based in New York City. His role encompasses responsibility for the firm’s international development activities, including the development of a Doubletree Suites by Hilton and the Atlantic residential projects in Kurdistan, Iraq. Lari previously oversaw domestic commercial projects, including the development of several U.S. federal government facilities for agencies such as the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the FBI; this work demanded that he possess top-secret security clearance from the U.S. government.

Lari earned a B.A. in economics from Trinity. He went on to Columbia Business School, where he earned an M.B.A. with a dual concentration in finance and real estate. Lari served on the Middlesex School Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2022, with the last eight years as its president.

Lari and his wife, Alexandra Judith Dowling, live on the Upper East Side in New York City with their three young children.