As Vice President for Real Estate Development, Meena oversees development projects from acquisition to completion and lease‐up, including financial analysis, design and construction, and transfer of the project to the property management function. She helps identify project opportunities and project scopes, determine financial feasibility, works with the architect, engineer, real estate broker, lawyer and contractor on a given project and collaborates with community stakeholders including residents, neighbors, public agencies and other groups.
Previously, Meena managed the day-to-day operations of Real Estate Department for the Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA) in Lowell, MA, initiating CBA’s pipeline real estate projects and managing affordable housing development projects using Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME Funds, CDBG funds, sponsor loans, and private loans.
Prior to that, she was a Planner for Fort Point Associates, Inc. in Boston, MA conducting thorough design reviews and providing recommendations and design solutions that allowed complex projects to be permitted for construction and she was project manager for Urban Edge Housing Corporation in Roxbury, MA
She has a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and African American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.