CRE Industry Spotlights

This fall, we’re spotlighting our partners and organizations that are making a positive impact on the industry and in our communities. 

Our first spotlight is Aaron Horne from Trinity Financial, a Boston-based affordable housing developer.

 

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An interview with Aaron Horne, Trinity Financial

coUrbanize: Introduce yourself. Share a little bit about the work that you do and how you ended up working in the industry.

Aaron Horne: “I am an Assistant Project Manager at Trinity Financial, a Boston-based affordable housing developer. Our firm creates catalytic, mixed-use projects in urban communities. I came into the industry by taking real estate courses at the Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action at Boston College, where I earned my business degree.”

coUrbanize: Which of your accomplishments are you most proud of?

Aaron Horne: “Currently, construction is progressing on our Courthouse Lofts project in Worcester, MA. This adaptive rehab of a courthouse building will create 118 units of mixed-income residences. Additionally, there will be a public museum onsite that will honor Marshall “Major” Taylor, the first African American world champion in cycling.” 

coUrbanize: What work must we do to encourage more BIPOC to pursue careers in development?

Aaron Horne: “For students from middle school through college, establish access to classes and work opportunities that generate interest and skill, revealing to them that real estate is a viable, diverse industry that creates social change. For current professionals, promote trade organizations and education programs that teach skills and foster relationships with employers and partners. Make the path to success clearer for both groups to capitalize on.”

If you’d like to nominate someone you know, please do so here.