Umer Humayun




Pittsburgh History &
Landmarks Foundation (PHLF)

Project Manager (Real Estate & Economic Development

Jun 2014 - Aug 2020

  • Managed and executed the development of Falconhurst Apartments (Wilkinsburg, PA); An $11m, 33-unit scattered site rehabilitation project utilizing historic and low-income housing tax credits. The project won the National Preservation Award (National Trust for Historic Preservation 2017)
  • Utilize Geo-Spatial and Data analysis tools to analyze and map neighborhood vacancies, tax delinquency, vacant historic structures and related development indicators, to ascertain blight areas and neighborhoods that are in need of revitalization through rehab or construction related redevelopment initiatives
  • Work with large real estate data sets to identify market trends to help the organization identify problem areas and make informed strategic decisions
  • Work closely with the President and provide assistance in implementing multifaceted, real estate development strategies throughout various project phases (site acquisition, contracts, surveys, financing, construction, marketing)
  • Provide underwriting support to the President and Loan officer for analysis during the underwriting process
  • Analyze and assess budgets, operating pro-formas, financial statements and generate cash flow waterfalls based on various entity structures and investment criterion, to ensure compliance and provide insights on project health
  • Provide accurate documentation, reporting, and data collection to ensure compliance of grants, loans, historic tax credits, low income housing tax credits and/or public-private partnerships
  • Prepare marketing materials including flyers, brochures and signage for various projects when required
  • Collaborate with all subsidiaries of PHLF to draft and prepare federal, state, county and city applications in an efficient manner. This requires creating timelines for each project, coordinating with all the stakeholders involved, and putting deliverables together in an orderly manner
  • Act as a liaison between all project stakeholders and employ project management skills to organize deliverables, meet deadlines and provide regular progress updates
  • Manage design and workflow for PHLF’s internal database and develop tools to facilitate export of data points into spreadsheet software for further analysis
Pak Servers Private Limited

Co-Founder & Director

Aug 2007 - Present

  • Proposed and developed the current online inventory management system for Pakistan Railways, eliminating monthly manual reports, curbing inventory theft and strengthening supervision that reduced operating costs by 13%
  • Provided server management, hosting and security services to, which won 4 reliability and user experience accolades, boosting revenues by Rs.4.6 million/year, becoming Pakistan’s largest online retailer 
Carnegie Mellon University,
Heinz College

Social Media Consultant - Alumni Relations

Sep 2012 - May 2014

  • Designed marketing material and contributed to an alumni fundraising campaign which resulted in Heinz College winning $100,000 in endowment funds

Managing Director & Creative/Graphic Lead

May 2011 - Jan 2014

  • Responsible for designing, implementing and executing digital strategies for public, private and non-profit organizations
  • Designed signage depicting cultural heritage of old Lahore at “Fort Road Food Street”; a restoration project, backed by the Provincial Government of Punjab, Pakistan, currently serving as the new food hub of Lahore
  • Managed Gloria Jeans coffees Pakistan’s Facebook presence, expanding their fan base by 260,000 users, increasing revenues by 8% and, organizing store launches throughout the country
International Center of Advocates Against Discrimination

Summer Internship

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

  • Analyzed data from Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide the UN with policy recommendations to address hate crime underreporting in the US
Green Volunteers Pakistan

Founding Member & Director IT

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

  • Undertook the rehabilitation of the houses of five families affected by 2010 floods through a Rs.4 million (~$50,000) fundraiser campaign
Lahore University of
Management Sciences

Teaching Assistant

Dec 2008 - Jun 2009


  • Imagining Lahore
  • Literature of the Muslim World
Hagler Bailly Pakistan

Summer Internship

Jul 2008 - Sep 2009

  • Assisted in the development of the Socio-Economic baseline survey conducted in Neelum Valley Pakistan, to analyze the affects of damming the Kishanganga / Neelum River by India 
  • I devised questionnaires and was deployed to conduct systematic data collection from 14 target villages in Kashmir. I later analyzed the data using SPSS (statistical software) which was included in the final report


Tepper School of Business,
Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Aug 2012 - May 2014

  • Track: Technology Strategy & Product Management
  • Concentrations: Marketing, Strategy, Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership: Founder of the Tepper MBA Class of 2022 Discord Community
  • Memberships: Business and Technology Club, Marketing Club
  • Honors: MBA Merit Scholarship, Fiserv Case Competition (First Place)
H. John Heinz III College,
Carnegie Mellon University

Master Of Public Policy And Management (MSPPM)
GPA 3.72

Aug 2012 - May 2014


    • Strategic Presentation Skills
    • Professional Writing
    • Intro to Database Management
    • Intro to Marketing
    • Business Process Modeling
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Project Management
    • Measurement & Analysis Social Media Initiatives
    • Geographic Information Systems
    • Management Consulting
    • Negotiation
    • Organizational Design & Implementation
    • Management Science
    • Financial Analysis
    • Applied Economic Analysis
    • Empirical Methods for Public Policy and Management
    • IT Business Leadership
    • Technology for International Development
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Policy & Politics: An International Perspective
    • The Global Financial System: Growth, Crisis & Opportunity
    • Acting for Management
Lahore University of
Management Sciences (LUMS)

Bachelor Of Science (Honors)

Sep 2006 - Sep 2010

Major: Social Sciences, Minor: Economics

University Projects

Carnegie Mellon University,
Heinz College

Capstone Project

Jan 2014 - May 2014

  • Evaluation of PennDOT’s Current Transportation Planning Process for Urban Development of Almono, Hazelwood
Microsoft, Yammer

Student Consultant, Measurement & Analysis Of Social Media Initiatives

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

  • Collaborating with Microsoft product marketing team to devise key metrics to understand adoption of enterprise social tools
The Greater Pittsburgh
Community Food Bank

Student Consultant, Management Consulting

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

  • Mapping distribution centers & generating poverty heat-maps for Allegheny county to make recommendations for increasing in-kind contributions and improving operational efficiencies
The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh

Final Project, Geographic Information Systems

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

  • Mapping neighborhoods in city and county, overlaid with rental units as well as families with children, to determine impact of occupancy ordinance

Leadership Experience

International Development Group (IDG)

Marketing Chair

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

Green Volunteers Pakistan

Chapter Coordinator

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

LUMS Daily Student


Sep 2008 - Oct 2010

Sports at LUMS

Media Representative

Sep 2009 - Sep 2010

LUMS Model United Nations (LUMUN)

Director Media

Sep 2009 - Oct 2010

LUMS Media Arts (LMA)

Director Creativity

Sep 2007 - Oct 2010

Awards & Activities

  • Recipient, MS Heinz Tuition Scholarship
  • Winner, Telenor Pakistan gaming tournament, LUMS ’09
  • Winner, Warid Telecom inter-collegiate Volleyball tournament 
  • Member, Heinz College, Admissions Ambassadors Program
  • Member, Heinz Consulting Club
  • Member, LUMS Cultural Society (LCS)
  • Member, LUMS Adventure Society (LAS)
  • Best delegate, Inter LUMS Model United Nations Conference ’07
  • Judge, LUMS Daily Student Society Competition in LUMS Olympiad ’09
  • Certificate,  Standard level Certificate (IT) from University of Cambridge
  • Technology, stocks, crypto, gaming, blogging, traveling, cars, music, cooking, rafting, volleyball and cricket
Management & Analytics
Google Analytics
Invision Power Services
File Maker Pro
Design Skills
Adobe Photoshop80
Adobe Illustrator20
Adobe Indesign30
Adobe Premiere35
Language Skills




Chokolo (Coming Soon!)

Online Store

A merchandise store specializing in custom hand-crafted table mats and coasters using recyclable materials from Africa.

Corona Virus Tracker | Data Visualization

The tracker website was created in response to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic. It aims at increasing user awareness through interactive bar charts. These playable charts utilize time series data to track the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Currently the website offers macro level data for cases around the world with the exception of Pakistan, for which provincial level data is mapped separately.

Akletic | Martial Arts Uniform Store

Akletic provides martial arts uniforms that are high quality and competitively priced. The Akletic store is currently live on eBay and is planned to launch on Amazon.

  • The initial goal of the Akletic Martial Arts store was to understand the intricacies of online retail, supply chain dynamics and logistics associated with FBA and FBM marketplace.
  • The long term goal is to use this knowledge to expand into the online retail space through diversifying into a range of textile products. This will be accomplished by leveraging resources and contacts in the textile industry in Pakistan.
Disrupt ICO

Crypto Currency Investment Community | Discord

Disrupt ICO is a specialized crypto community that focuses on initial coin offerings— the IPOs of the crypto industry!

Our criteria is to evaluate projects based on a thorough analysis of team strength, platform technology, strategic corporate partnerships, active user base, involved investors, and addressable market size. Top picks are then ranked and investments are allocated accordingly.

Some of our identified successful projects include: ICX,  EOS,  DRGN, and IHF.

Crypto Catchers

Crypto Currency Investment Community | Discord

Crypto Catchers is consortium of crypto currency investors based on the Discord platform. The community was founded in response to the crypto currency boom of 2016 – 2017. 

The community at Crypto Catchers aims to harness the momentum of the emerging Crypto markets by establishing an environment that allows members to pool their knowledge and skills to recognize bullish and bearish trends, learn from each other, and evaluate potential profitable investments.

Grad Trunk | Education Forum

During my time as an admissions ambassador at Carnegie Mellon University, I recognized the lack of resources and information available to international students especially in Pakistan. The aim is to create awareness about the educational and career opportunities in the US. To mitigate this knowledge gap, I setup, forums aimed at addressing questions from incoming international students.

In the pipeline are plans to partner with universities, allowing prospective students to connect and engage with admissions officers to facilitate informed decision making.

Geek N Tech | Technology Blog

Realizing the influence and importance of having an online presence, I started; A technology blog that aims at providing its audience with tech tips, DIY guides, tutorials and mobile game reviews.

  • Geek N Tech currently has 1600+ followers on Facebook
  • Rather than sharing traditional articles, content is generated through visitor flow and organic search analysis
  • Geek N Tech utilizes technologies such as HTML5, WordPress, Google Analytics and Google AdSense
Direct Shop Pakistan | Online Electronics Store

Always finding myself overwhelmed with requests from family and friends to provide recommendations on electronics (laptops and televisions), I decided to create my own online store; This was a time when online stores in Pakistan were sparse and available infrastructure was very limited.

  • The store operated for several months and was able to generate a profit of $9,000.


  • WingTrades is an investment forum providing market analysis, trading strategy, stock, options, futures, and crypto currency charts
  • I am a founding and lifetime member of the group and an active contributor
  • I am an active member of the the Hackintosh community. 
  • Ported MacOS Mojave onto a 2017 Razer Blade – Windows laptop
  • Developed a program to provide control of system lighting. Released it to the community for free
  • Setup and tweaked a custom mining rig for mining Ethereum and Ravencoin before it became mainstream
  • Used custom scripts & trackers to source and sell mining equipment during the mining boom
  • Member of the mobile development website
  • I was a part of the development team that came up with a solution to un-brick the HTC Sensation mobile phone 
  • I enjoy whitewater rafting
  • Tackled level 5 rapids on a whitewater rafting trip to the upper Gauley River in West Virginia
  • Played volley ball at the inter collegiate level
  • Was a member of the Sports at LUMS society
  • Active member of the gaming community
  • Participated in the “Defense Of The Ancients” (DOTA) tournament held at CMU
  • I play first-person shooters, racing simulators and Fifa 


  • As a past time hobby I like tinkering with technology, upgrading / repairing hardware
  • Contributor on
  • I wrote a post on upgrading and troubleshooting old iMac hardware to extend its useful life. The post has helped over 500 people to date
  • I am passionate about cars
  • I took part in BMW of North America driving experience at Pittsburgh International SpeedWay that included six laps on a tight autocross track
  • I Installed and programmed a rear view camera on my car with OEM fitment and updated the car software interface
  • Cooking is one of my pastimes
  • I love nature and exploring places to gain new experiences





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