EQUITY, INCLUSION & DIVERSITY

ORGANIZER INFO

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Director of Social Impact + Inclusion

MP Boston

Taidgh 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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Director of Programs + Education

NAIOP Massachusetts

Taylor Pederson is the Director of Programs & Education at NAIOP Massachusetts. She leads operations and finances for all NAIOP education and program series as well as assists the senior management team to drive the organization's overall strategy. 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. 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.

Senior Director, Development

Pembroke

Megha manages day-to-day efforts of the Commonwealth Pier revitalization project, the multi-year undertaking set to transform and rejuvenate the 705,000 sq ft building and Pier with new amenities for greater public access to the waterfront, vibrant retail offerings, first-class event spaces, and a unique and flexible workplace. Focused on successfully completing project design and permitting, she manages a myriad of project consultants while closely collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, state and local officials, and Massport.

Megha was trained as an architect, and prior to joining Pembroke, worked in strategic real estate investment, development and advisory roles at local Boston firms. She has worked on several large projects in the Boston area, especially the Seaport, and continues to be excited about its transformation. 

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