PRESIDENT, GREATER ROCHESTER HOUSING PARTNERSHIP
Years in current role: 5
What has been your organization’s biggest success over the past year?
Continuing to create quality, affordable homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers in Rochester and Monroe County as these buyers have faced a very tight, costly and challenging real estate market this past year. Also, our organization has provided capital to transformative affordable rental developments that have been under construction this past year and are changing Rochester neighborhoods while creating over 200 beautiful, affordable apartments for area residents.
What advice would you give somebody just starting out in your industry?
Be kind, work hard, collaborate, and don’t be daunted by the acronyms.
What is one personal goal you have for the next year?
Planning a family trip to an international or cross-country destination.
What are your favorite things about Rochester?
The diverse and interesting housing stock, walkable neighborhoods (especially my neighborhood which includes Highland Park), good neighbors, the Public Market, great restaurants, world-class museums, tons of events year-round in and around the city, and access to the Finger Lakes.