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EQUITY, INCLUSION & DIVERSITY

ORGANIZER INFO

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Director of Social Impact + Inclusion

MP Boston

Taidgh McClory is Director of Social Impact & Inclusion at MP Boston and the founder of T.H. McClory, LLC, a leading social impact enterprise dedicated to devising and implementing equity, inclusion & diversity strategies for the commercial real estate industry in New England and across the US.

 

Mr. McClory’s career in commercial real estate and advertising has spanned over 20 years and includes expertise in strategic planning, commercial real estate brokerage, marketing, brand planning, market research, and economic development.  He most recently served as Managing Director/Partner at CBRE/New England, where he led sales management, business development and civic engagement across the New England region.

 

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VP of Programs + Education

NAIOP Massachusetts

Taylor Pederson is the Vice President of Programs & Education at NAIOP Massachusetts. She leads operations and finances for all NAIOP education and program series as well as supporting the organization's overall strategy. Ms. Pederson also manages and executes NAIOP's extensive DEI agenda, working together with the CEO to identify priorities and opportunities for increased engagement and implementation. She plans and organizes over 50 events a year for NAIOP, providing event vision, strategy, and execution.

 

Ms. Pederson graduated with a BA in International Relations and sits on the Board of the Builders of Color Coalition. She spends time advocating for New England Donor Services by speaking at public outings, annual meetings and within local schools. 

 

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Director of Asset Management

MITIMCo

Amanda Strong is Director of Asset Management for MITIMCo, MIT’s Investment Management Company, where she is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of commercial real estate assets in Cambridge, MA. Previously, Ms. Strong was a Managing Director in the Asset Management group at Colony Capital, a Director for New Boston Fund’s Urban Strategy America Fund, and a construction lender for KeyBank, NA. She also has twelve years of experience in retail real estate with leasing and research experience from Marshalls, the Woolworth Corporation, and Staples, Inc.

Ms. Strong is a LEED AP Professional and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Babson College, an Advanced Professional Certificate in Real Estate from New York University, and a Master of Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She sits on the REFA board, is a founding member and former President of AAREP-New England, and is a former Treasurer and board member of Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation. Amanda is also a board member of Babson College and the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC). She received the President’s Award from NAIOP Massachusetts, was recognized as a “Woman of Fire” by Banker and Tradesman, and has received the Babson Richard J. Snyder “Distinguished Service to the College” Award. 

Vice President, Hilco Redevelopment

Megha Vadula joined Hilco Redevelopment Partners as Vice President of Mixed- Use Development in 2021 where she is focused on the L Street Station Redevelopment in Boston, Massachusetts including the permitting, design and construction aspects of the project.

 

Ms. Vadula has worked in the Boston Real Estate market for almost 15 years and was previously a Senior Director at Pembroke Real Estate where she was managing the Commonwealth Pier Redevelopment (formerly World Trade Center) in the Seaport. She has worked on several large projects in Boston area including Vertex Pharmaceuticals and the Partners Healthcare Headquarters at Assembly Row. Ms. Vadula holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan.

 

Ms. Vadula is a member of NAIOP Massachusetts, including the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, CREW Boston where she has previously been co-chair of the Rising Leaders group, and ULI Boston where she is on the Housing and Economic Development Council. Ms. Vadula was also previously a member of the Builders of Color Coalition in Boston.