For three generations, the Winn Family has passed on values that I hold dear to me: hard work, empathy, and respect. These were traits I saw in my parents, my beloved wife, and now I have the privilege of seeing in my adult children...Read More
For the 16th consecutive year, WinnResidential, the property management arm of WinnCompanies, has been recognized as the leader in partnering with minority and women-owned businesses by MassHousing, the independent agency responsible for providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts.Read More
Forty years ago affordable housing was often synonymous with slum housing or projects, breeding grounds for extreme poverty, gang violence, and lack of opportunity, and segregated the neighborhood from the city in which it has been built. I believed successful affordable housing must be aesthetically pleasing to the community and professionally managed in a way that holds residents accountable to community norms.
I was recently asked the question, "How did you redefine the entire industry?" Below are my four simple principles that I used over the years in the affordable housing industry.Read More
I am extremely humbled and sincerely grateful for this interview with Stacey Alcorn, blog contributor of The Huffington Post. Her words accurately describe my core values and the impact they have on every business endeavor I take on. I like to think that I do not fit the traditional mold of big businessmen and real estate developers. My commitment and dedication over the years has always been focused on the people and helping others. I learn so much from the people that I have the privilege to work with throughout the different WinnCompanies’ housing developments we have built over the years. They teach me more about the type of person I want to be and the mark I want to leave on this world, than I could ever teach myself or others.Read More
Adrian Walker, the longtime columnist for The Boston Globe, recently spent several hours with me at the Mission Main Apartments in Boston as the community prepared to honor tenant advocate Adline Stallings.
Walker’s resulting column captured perfectly the impact that Adline made on the future of Mission Main, which WinnCompanies transformed nearly 20 years ago and has managed ever since in a unique joint ownership arrangement with residents and with the support of the Boston Housing Authority.Read More
A recent proud moment for me was seeing my son Gilbert inducted as the President of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board’s Rental Housing Association. Not only has he exceeded expectations at WinnCompanies, but he has also clearly impressed the larger real estate community. I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes in this role.Read More
I was honored to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Voke Lofts in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Voke Lofts project is an adaptive reuse and preservation of an existing building that was formerly known as the Worcester Vocational Technical School. (Some teachers who remember the old space toured the apartments with the Worcester Telegram tagging along.)Read More