WILLIAMSBURG — The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CWF) lately welcomed Diane E. Department, Esq. to function the muse’s vice chairman of actual property.
“I’m thrilled to convey my expertise to the staff at The Colonial Williamsburg Basis to additional assist its imaginative and prescient,” mentioned Department. “I totally acknowledge the significance of actual property to the general monetary well being and well-being of the muse, and I’m prepared to satisfy the problem.”
Department brings together with her over 30 years of expertise in the actual property business as she takes on her new function with CWF.
In keeping with a CWF information launch, “Department most lately was awarded a grant sponsored by Columbia University. This proposal makes an attempt to broaden and deepen the understanding of racial inequities in actual property that affect the Black group.”
Department’s previous positions throughout the business embody performing as a senior vice chairman at Jones Lang LaSalle the place she was liable for leasing transactions with Fortune 500 shoppers. She performed a job in strategic planning as affiliate vice chairman at Howard University, a place the place she was liable for creating the plan for the college’s first actual property workplace. Department additionally served as District of Columbia’s undertaking supervisor for The Gallery Place and Mandarian Resort Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Bonds that contributed to early revitalization initiatives of downtown DC.
“Underneath Diane Department’s management, we’ll proceed to work intently with the town, our companions, and the Higher Williamsburg group to assume past our conventional infrastructure to reimagine Williamsburg’s shared areas and preserve the traditions and historical past that form our group,” Colonial Williamsburg’s Chief Monetary Officer and Treasurer Kevin Patrick mentioned in a information launch.
As Vice President of Actual Property, Department will handle a portfolio of round 400 parcels.
In keeping with CW, these parcels signify, “[M]ore than 1,900 acres of developed and undeveloped land within the Metropolis of Williamsburg, James and York counties.”
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