Dena Xifaras is POAH's Senior Vice President for Ownership and Operations, responsible for the oversight of POAH’s long-term ownership interests in its real estate portfolio – 11,000+ units and $1 billion in asset value.
She oversees the Asset Management, Technology, and Design & Building Performance departments, develops property and portfolio strategies, leads the development and use of higher level portfolio analytics, and fosters the growth of POAH’s ownership and operations function. She directs staff carrying out workouts, refinancing, dispositions, limited partner exits, subsidy renewals, financial oversight, relationship management, capital planning, budgeting, risk management, energy management, technology initiatives and process improvements.
Prior to taking on her current role, Dena worked with POAH’s Development team as a project manager for five years, overseeing the acquisition and redevelopment of over $100M in total development costs and doing predevelopment assessments, financial and programmatic structuring, budgeting and project oversight. Prior to her work at POAH, she was the North America Finance Lead at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.
Dena holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, a law degree from Suffolk University Law School, and two master’s degrees from Bentley College — a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science with dual focus on Real Estate Management and Financial Planning.
She is a resident of southeastern Massachusetts and active in local initiatives including serving on the board for the Old Rochester Regional Athletic Hall of Fame and the UMASS Dartmouth Foundation, and volunteering for town and youth initiatives. She was named one of the Affordable Housing Finance magazine Young Leaders of 2014.