In 1984, when Jared Eigerman was 14, Eigerman worked as an intern at the Cambridge (Mass.) Historical Commission. This was the first time he did professional work with land use. After college, which included classes at the Harvard Design School, he worked as a market research analyst for two years in Budapest, Hungary, and then for another two years in Cambridge.
Then, he went to the University of California for a joint graduate program in urban planning and law. Before he went into private practice, he was a deputy city attorney for the city of San Francisco.