I've always believed in the importance of nurturing and maintaining the closest possible relationships with the residents of our properties. (I don't call them "tenants" because I find the term dehumanizing.) I’m fortunate to be especially close with Adline Stallings, a leader of the tenant task force for the Mission Main Apartments, a public housing property we manage in Boston.
We surprised Adline on Saturday afternoon by naming a community park in the development in her honor. Working with our partners, Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and, of course, Task Force Co-Chair Willie Pearl, who is Adline’s close friend, we managed to keep things a secret for months until just before the sign was unveiled.Read More