As senior vice president and public policy and corporate affairs executive for Enterprise Community Partners, Alazne (Ali) Solis oversees the areas of public policy, communications, marketing and resource development. In this position, she develops and advocates policies to advance the development of affordable housing and sustainable communities with the administration, Congress, state and local policy stakeholders and other national industry partners. In addition, she heads the fundraising efforts and oversees the organization’s internal and external communications and marketing functions….Continue Reading
Nicolas P. Retsinas is a Senior Lecturer in Real Estate at the Harvard Business School where he teaches courses in housing finance and real estate in frontier markets. Mr. Retsinas is also Director Emeritus of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, a collaborative venture of the Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Lecturer in Housing Studies at the Graduate School of Design….Continue Reading
Susan Powers is the President of Urban Ventures, LLC, an eleven year old real estate development company in Denver which focuses its efforts in urban neighborhoods close to the core of downtown. In each development there is an emphasis on community building in the context of social, environmental and economic viability. Special interests include historic renovation, development of affordable housing, student housing, modular housing and unusual mixed use projects. For the previous eighteen years Ms. Powers held positions with public redevelopment agencies in Colorado. She is active with a variety of civic organizations and is the Chair of the Board of the Urban Land Conservancy, Board member of the Colorado Historical Foundation, and Downtown Denver Inc (DDI), Executive Committee member of ULI-Colorado and serves on The Mayor’s Housing Plan Task Force for the City of Denver. She co-chairs the ULI-Enterprise Workforce Housing Initiative….Continue Reading
Peter founded Pappas Properties in 1999 after seven years as partner at The Harris Group. While there, Pappas led his team in developing a number of successful projects including Phillips Place; Ballantyne, a 2,000-acre mixed-use community; Morrocroft, a 178-acre multi-use project; and 330 South Tryon. Prior to The Harris Group, Pappas was a vice president with The Bissell Companies and president of its land development subsidiary, Investment Mortgage Company….Continue Reading
Dara Kovel has served as the Chief Housing Officer of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority since January 2010. She received both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Yale University. She went on to work as the Vice President and Regional Director of Mercy Housing, Inc. for ten years. She also served as the Regional Director of Jonathan Rose Companies from 2005 to 2009….Continue Reading
Hal has over 30 years of real estate development, management, and construction experience. As a Principal of Spectrum Development Solutions and previously Lorig Associates LLC, a regional real estate development and management firm, Hal has led the development of urban mixed use mixed income projects, historic renovations, affordable housing and collegiate services….Continue Reading
The MassDevelopment Board of Directors unanimously chose Marty Jones as the Agency’s new President and CEO in 2011. Ms. Jones, previously the president of Boston building, development, and property management company Corcoran Jennison, has spent decades in the real-estate industry. She got her start at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in both the Washington and Boston offices.
At Corcoran Jennison, Ms. Jones managed staff and project teams for new development projects that transformed communities, directed asset management for multifamily portfolios, chaired a joint venture between Corcoran Jennison and Beacon Communities, and directed all aspects of the Westminster Company, a 175-employee operation with 66 properties and 5,000 apartment units in North and South Carolina.
A member of the Board of Directors of MassEcon and the New England Council, and a national trustee of the Urban Land Institute, Ms. Jones graduated from Brown University and resides in Winchester….Continue Reading
Before joining Urban Atlantic, Victoria Davis served as Deputy Director of the Maryland Housing Fund. Prior to this service, she was responsible for troubled loan resolutions and disposition of a large portfolio of land, multifamily and single-family properties for MNC Financial-South Charles Realty. She also worked with Trammell Crow Residential, overseeing acquisition, development and asset management of multifamily market rate and mixed-income developments.
She holds an MBA in Finance from American University, an MS in Engineering & Construction Management from University of Texas and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland. She is the Chair of the Green Building Committee of the Maryland-National Capital Building Association and a former instructor with the Johns Hopkins University Master of Real Estate Science program…Continue Reading
Since the formation of The Bozzuto Group in 1988, Tom Bozzuto has led the company’s development, construction and management of almost a billion dollars of income producing and for-sale housing. During his more than thirty-year career, he has overseen and been responsible for the creation of more than 46,000 residential units with a conservatively estimated value of nearly $7 billion. A graduate of Hobart College, where he now serves on the Board of Trustees, Tom has a master’s degree in metropolitan studies from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Tom has been, and continues to be, active in a wide number of community and civic organizations, including having served as a Congressional Appointee to the Millennial Housing Commission and several Gubernatorial commissions. In addition, he currently serves as Secretary of the Multi Housing Council of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Policy Board. In 2008, Tom was honored as recipient of ULI Washington’s annual Lifetime Achievement Award….Continue Reading
Douglas D. Abbey is a co-founder of AMB Property Corporation (predecessor to Prologis) and IHP Capital Partners. Mr. Abbey has more than 35 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate investment and development. He is a graduate of Amherst College and has a Master in City Planning degree from the University of California, Berkeley. …Continue Reading