Rochelle is responsible for property operations and the performance of the POAH owned portfolio managed by POAH Communities - more than 10,000 affordable housing apartments in eleven states and the District of Columbia. POAH Communities has 350 staff members in offices in Kansas City, Chicago and Boston.
Rochelle manages a wide range of apartment communities that vary in age, size, geographic location and physical configuration for a portfolio financed with a variety of affordable housing programs including low income housing tax credits, bonds, conventional financing and a variety of specialized HUD programs and secondary financing sources. She oversees the profitability, financial direction and long and short term goals of each property and the development of annual property budgets, forecasts and other financial projections to deliver on financial targets.
Rochelle is proficient in researching local rental markets to achieve maximum rents without compromising the affordability of the real estate asset. She conducts physical inspections, to ensure optimum decent, safe and sanitary housing and ensures that each development’s operations are in compliance with all local and federal laws and program regulations. She also supervises the training and transition processes on new property acquisitions including operations systems and HUD required certifications. She holds an MBA from Boston University.