Kristen Pine to lead regional affordable housing board


Kristin Pine of Warwick has been elected president of the board of the New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA). Pine is the Director of Education and Training for Peabody Properties, Inc., a full-service real estate firm managing in excess of 10,000 housing units across New England.

Established in 1989 to promote quality, affordable housing, NEAHMA works to connect property management agents with local HUD and state housing finance agencies.  A regional branch of the National Affordable Housing Association (NAHMA), NEAHMA provides regulatory, legal, legislative and management training and education to New England-based real estate management companies.

Pine will lead NEAHMA’s Board of Directors for the next three years. An active member since 2003, she has served on the Board of Directors in a number of capacities, including four-year terms as Rhode Island State Chapter coordinator and as the vice president of training and education.

“We’re excited to see Kristin take on this new role and know she will excel as board president,” said Peabody Properties principal and chief operating officer, Melissa Fish-Crane said in a statement. “She is a wonderful leader and teacher, a reliable colleague and a trusted expert in the field of affordable housing management.”  

Pine, who joined Peabody Properties in 2012 as director of training and education, oversees Peabody University, a structured job-training program for the firm’s more than 400 employees. In this role, she is responsible for developing and managing all training programs and property management coursework, requirements for all Peabody Properties employees.

With more than 18 years of real estate and property management experience, Pine holds a number of industry designations, including the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM), the National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP) and the Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) designations. In addition, she serves on a number of boards and task forces in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including MassHousing’s committee to develop a formalized internship program for individuals interested in working in the field of property management. Pine also serves on the St. Peter School Board in Warwick as chairperson for the Advancement and Strategic Planning Committees and is a longtime member of the Elizabeth Buffum Chace House Board of Directors, where she currently serves as director at-large.  

Pine earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island.  Pine has also been an associate lecturer at Curry College in Milton since 2008, where she teaches courses on residential property management.


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