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Kathy Kottaridis joined Historic Boston Incorporated as Executive Director in June of 2007. Prior to service at HBI, she was Associate Director of Public Affairs at Northeastern University, responsible for shaping and implementing the university’s strategic effort to support neighborhood revitalization. Kathy has also served as director of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Director of Economic Development at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Director of the City of Boston’s Office of Business Development, and founding director of Boston Main Streets. A native of Dover, New Hampshire, she received her BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MA in Historic Preservation from Boston University, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Kathy is a resident of Jamaica Plain.
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Lisa Lewis joined HBI in January 2009 as a Senior Project Manager. She began her work in project management in 1989 at Keen Development Corporation, which specialized in the adaptive re-use of historic buildings to mixed-income housing. Her work at Keen included the development of West End Place, 183 units of cooperative, mixed-income housing in the former West End of Boston. She also managed the development of 300 Summer Street, a 48 unit conversion of a former warehouse into artist live/work lofts, gallery space and a cafe for the Fort Point Arts Community, and the Payne Elevator building in Cambridge, which was converted to 18 artist condominiums. After spending a year in Australia, in 2000 Lisa joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston to oversee the transformation of a former industrial building in Chelsea to the new Jordan Boys & Girls Club. She stayed with the organization until 2007 to manage the renovation of the Charlestown club and the renovation and expansion of the Roxbury and Dorchester clubs. After leaving the Boys & Girls Clubs, Lisa worked on the design and construction planning for the Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the Upham’s/Dudley neighborhood of Dorchester. Lisa lives in Jamaica Plain.
Director of Real Estate Development
As the Director of Real Estate Development Tony Lopes provides strategic leadership for Historic Boston’s development activities. He also delivers tactical oversight to HBI’s property portfolio and drives pipeline development. Prior to joining HBI in April 2022, Tony operated an independent real estate brokerage firm where he paved the way to homeownership for many low-to-moderate-income families. Recognizing a deficiency of lending programs in that market segment, Tony offered financial literacy and structured lending programs for first-time homebuyers, services he leveraged to structure financing for complex development projects across the country. In more recent years, he shifted to construction, rehabilitating a private portfolio of distressed, bank-owned properties in urban neighborhoods. Tony was born and raised in Roxbury’s vibrant Cape Verdean community. He lives in Abington with his wife and three daughters. Together, they enjoy road trips, international cuisine, and family time around the dinner table. He is eager to leverage his experience and passion for revitalizing urban neighborhoods through historic preservation.
Erika Tauer joined Historic Boston Incorporated in July 2023. As Office Manager, she is responsible for managing the administrative aspects of HBI’s mission on a day to day basis. Erika graduated with both a BA and MA in History from the University of Massachusetts Boston in December 2022. Prior to joining Historic Boston, Erika served as Administrative Coordinator for Old North Illuminated, the nonprofit organization that runs the Old North Church historic site in Boston. She lives in Lowell, Ma with her partner and two cats. In her free time she enjoys travelling, trying new foods, and reading good books. She is excited to join HBI’s mission to serve communities of Boston through historic preservation.
Principal, Back Bay Development Group
Principal, Tend LLC
Partner, Rose Law Partners
Partner, DLA Piper
Former Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
Retired Project Manager at VHB
Principal, North Bay Company Inc.
Lecturer of Public Policy and Urban Planning- MIT, Author
Vice President, Maloney Properties
Director of Operations, Sr. Diversity Consultant, In Order Business Development Solutions
Attorney, Goulston & Storrs
Principal, Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners
Commercial Banker, Eastern Bank
Principal, MP Boston
Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate, Arup
President, J.C. Cannistraro LLC
President, Consigli Construction
President and Managing Partner, WinnDevelopment
President, The Druker Company, Ltd.
Chair of the Board, The Barr Foundation
Director, Goulston Storrs
President and CEO, Lee Kennedy Co Inc
Principal, Chan Krieger NBBJ
Chairman, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Founding Partner and Managing Director, The HYM Investment Group, LLC
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
President and Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Bank
Director of Lending, Mass Housing Partnership
Principal, Spencer Vogt Architects
Photographer, Peter Vanderwarker Photography
President and CEO, Blackstone Exchange
Partner, Noble & Wickersham LLP