Jeff Tubbs


Jeffrey Tubbs is the founder of JDT International, Inc. (JDT), a firm specializing in Public / Private Partnerships in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development. JDT is responsible for the development and rehabilitation of over 60 residential mixed-use units in the Philadelphia region.

In the same year that JDT International was founded (2008), Tubbs also launched a nonprofit organization, Urban Roots, with the mission of leveraging for profit Real Estate projects as case studies for youth mentorship in planning, architecture, construction, and engineering. Tubbs holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and has 8 years of experience working for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Tubbs is also a Board Member of the national Non-Profit Organization ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor.

Urban Roots merged with Make The World Better (MTWB) after 5 years of a Strategic Partnership which resulted in multiple transformative park revitalization projects in 2018.