Rochelle Beeks serves as President of POAH Communities, overseeing POAH’s portfolio of affordable housing apartments in eleven states and the District of Columbia. POAH Communities has over 400 staff members in offices in Kansas City, Chicago and Boston.
Most recently, Rochelle served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for POAH Communities, beginning in 2010. In this role, she has overseen its significant growth from managing 50 properties and 6,000 affordable housing units to 115 properties with 11,000 affordable units.
Rochelle joined POAH Communities in 2006, as a regional property supervisor in Chicago. There she helped grow the company’s relationship with the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation (WPIC), which paved the way for POAH’s acquisition of the distressed Grove Parc Apartments on Chicago’s South Side and the construction of the redevelopment called Woodlawn Park.
Rochelle has implemented new practices and procedures, including launching a staff training and mentoring program, along with improving the use of data collection to support organizational goals.
She holds an MBA from Boston University.