BCIC Real Estate Department& Community Decelopment Department
Ms. Qu is taking charge of the operation of BCIC real estate and community development department. She has strong interest and rich experience in real estate investment, since 2016, she has invested and managed residential real estate in many cities in the United States and Canada.
Opening and Introduction
BCIC Real Estate & Community Development Department
Ms. Michelle Yin is concerned with housing public policy issues, and has served several non-profit organizations, responsible for financing, fundraising, grant proposal writing and community organization. During her time at Urbanica, she led development proposal and private equity financing in multiple community residential developments in the Boston area, as well as housing fund applications through multiple public channels of cities and states. During her studies at the MIT Urban Planning Department, she noticed the important role of Chinese Communities in urban development and initiated BCIC Real Estate and Community Development Department. The organization aims to promote dialogue between Chinese investors, local Chinese communities in Boston, community developers, and relevant departments of the city and state government.
Brian P. Golden,
Director, Boston Planning & Development Agency
Mr. Brian P. Golden oversees all aspects of the organization and focuses on executing its core mission of responsible, community-engaged planning, and economic development. An attorney since 1993, Brian is a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he served the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston. He was also the New England Regional Director at the US Department of Health and Human Services, a Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy, and a member of the Board of Directors at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.
Session1: How public institutions, private sector and communities can work together toaddress the Boston housing crisis.
Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development
(To be Confirmed)
Janelle Chan joined the Baker-Polito administration in 2016 as the Chief of Real Estate for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and managed an extensive real estate and asset portfolio. Previously, Chan was executive director at Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC), where she maintained a real estate portfolio of over $120M in housing and commercial real estate; oversaw the real estate development pipeline, which included the development of the One Greenway mixed-use, mixed-income development with 345 units of both affordable and market rate housing in downtown Boston; and managed the Participatory Chinatown project along with other community-capacity building programs such as housing counseling.
Vice President of Multifamily Programs，MassHousing
|Mark Teden oversees the origination, underwritingand servicing of MassHousing’s multifamily loans, leads the development of newloan products and business opportunities, and serves as the primary liaison forthe Agency’s multifamily development and management business lines. Immediatelyprior to joining MassHousing, he served as the Managing Principal and Chief Operating Officer for Bruner/ Cott & Associates, Inc., and prior to that as Executive Vice President at Cambridge Savings Bank. In addition, Mr. Teden served as a Board member at Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc., for over 20 years. |
President of Urbanica,Inc
Mr. Kamran Zahedi graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980 with a degree in architecture and civil engineering. Over the past two decades, Urbanica has focused on service-developing communities, particularly Boston’s lower-income communities, and has developed several representative projects in the Boston area, including multiple energy+ low-energy demonstration residential projects. He will share the government’s financial support for residential development and rationalize his experience in low-income housing projects.
Session 1 Panel Moderator
Policy Innovation Associate
Ms. Goyes is currently a Policy Innovation Associate at MassHousing, where she works with MassHousing’s Executive Leadership team to generate and evaluate policies and programs that advance affordable housing in Massachusetts. Her work includes research and implementation of strategies to narrow the racial homeownership gap, support neighborhood stabilization, and assist communities plan for and build housing that is affordable.
Session2：Participate in the Changes – How to invest responsibly and wisely in the current economic cycle.
MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab
Mr. Sun is currently a researcher and data scientist at the mit Real Estate Technology Innovation Lab, focusing on the real estate market for spatial metrology research, while focusing on the application of new technologies represented by ai in urban construction and investment. He founded GeoREIT, a spatial data processing and analysis company. He will share how alternative data and spatial models support real estate investment decisions.
Private equity real estate investment professional, Cross-border transactions experience in US and Asia
Andrew is a real estate investment professional with over 15 years of experience spanning real estate private equity, investment banking and property development in US and Asia. Based in Boston, Andrew is currently involved in the investment management of ~$1.5Bn real estate assets in major gateway cities in the US, including Boston, New York and Los Angeles. Andrew has worked on transactions representing Asian investors to invest in the US and US investors to invest in Asia, involving transaction value of ~$4.8Bn and fund raising of ~$2.1Bn across various real estate strategies. Andrew is currently the Director of Investments at Cottonwood Group and previously worked at Phoenix Property Investors, Lehman Brothers Private Equity Real Estate, Citi Mergers & Acquisitions, and Sun Hung Kai Properties. During his master program at Harvard, Andrew focused his research on cross-border real estate investments and building and leading high performance real estate companies.