Boston, MA The Davis Companies has hired Rachel Edwards as vice president of investments. In this role, Edwards will be responsible for expanding Davis’ existing multifamily investment business, targeting opportunities in the Eastern U.S. with particular focus on Greater Boston and the Northeast.
Edwards has more than 14 years of experience in real estate transactions, most recently serving as Winn Development’s vice president of acquisitions. In this role, she generated more than $900 million in acquisitions and dispositions of properties in 13 states. While at Winn, Edwards supervised the sourcing and acquisition of residential housing properties including rehabilitation of historic buildings and fractured condominium developments with a focus on the creation of mixed- and low-income housing. In her new position, Edwards will play a key role in pursuing value-add, opportunistic and Opportunity Zone transactions.
Edwards is a past member of the Rental Housing Association board of directors and, the legislative committee at Preservation Massachusetts, the Historic Tax Credit Coalition at National Trust, and the legislative leadership committee of National Housing & Rehabilitation Association. She was the recipient of the 2010 Preservation Massachusetts Paul E. Tsongas Profiles in Preservation Award.
In addition, Edwards is on the board of Real Estate Finance Association at the Greater Boston Real Estate Board where she is also a member of the government affairs committee. Edwards is a board member at the Advent School in Boston and holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston University and is a licensed real estate professional.
“I am thrilled to be joining The Davis Companies at such an important time in the growth of this organization,” said Edwards. “I’ve been impressed by what the dynamic and creative team at The Davis Companies has already accomplished and I’m excited to bring my experience to one of the premier real estate investment, development and management firms in the northeast as we continue to pursue investment and development activities across the country.”
“Rachel brings tremendous deal sourcing experience to the Davis Companies, especially in the areas of multifamily development,” said Quentin Reynolds, managing director of investments at the Davis Cos. “In addition, Rachel has deep ties to the wider real estate community and is a highly-regarded leader who will be an invaluable addition to our team.”