Title: Real Estate Director
Major areas of responsibility: Overseeing all of the real estate work in the organization, which includes developing new projects, planning for and executing renovation projects, and taking good care of the our portfolio (700+ apartment units and nearly 200,000 sf of commercial space). Training and supporting Real Estate Project Managers and our Portfolio Team. Collaborating with other staff and board to figure out how to implement our mission in all of our work.
Relevant background: I’ve been a political organizer since high school, studied law, then decided to learn about the world of finance and housing.
Project I’m most proud of: I was the Project Manager for the JPNDC Pitts Apartments project, which involved acquiring 201 units (in 21 buildings!) that were at risk of converting to market rate housing. It was an incredibly complicated transaction, but we succeeded in making all of those units affordable and my colleague Ricky Guerra did an amazing job managing construction.
Year started at JPNDC: 2010 (as a consultant)
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