Website Last Updated: 04.18.2017
Preferred Properties, Inc. has named Kendra Smith as its new Executive Director. Smith’s resume includes nearly 10 years’ experience in real estate development, urban planning, housing policy, community engagement and community organizing. Prior to relocating to Toledo in January, she served as Senior Planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) focusing on fair housing, economic development and land use planning across the seven county Chicagoland region. Most recently Smith served as the Annual Campaign Manager for the Toledo Museum of Art, overseeing individual giving and membership operations. Other experience includes development and management of $20 million in affordable housing units for Chicago neighborhoods and coordination of city housing programs in Cleveland’s St. Clair Superior neighborhood.
“I am excited to join Preferred Properties, Inc. The organization’s mission of providing quality, accessible housing opportunities to persons with disabilities and others in need speaks directly to my passion of creating and sustaining housing options for all while cultivating communities of choice. I look forward to leading the growth of the organization and increasing its impact within the community.”
Smith earned a Master’s degree in Urban Studies with a focus on neighborhood and community development from Cleveland State University. She also holds degrees and certifications from Ohio University, La Universidad Pública de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Locally she serves on the boards of MLK Kitchen for the Poor, the Toledo Design Center, and UpTown Association, Inc.
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Preferred Properties is proud to announce their venture with the Miller Valentine Group to develop a new, affordable housing community in Whitehouse, Ohio (Lucas County)!
Dubbed as Whitehouse Square Townhomes, the 55 unit development will offer a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes! Each unit will feature fully equipped kitchens, energy efficient appliances and heating systems, washer and dryer connections, and central air.
Community features to Whitehouse Square Townhomes include:
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Preferred Properties is proud to announce that our newest housing project, Bridge Point Senior Village, received the National Green Building Standard Certification!
To achieve this standard, a building must be of sustainable design that ensures every aspect of the building works as a whole to produce the best possible product, and achieve the best possible energy and cost savings..
Bridge Point Senior Village was built using non-formaldehyde lumber products, energy efficient lighting, energy efficient appliances, interior fixtures that minimize water consumption, water conserving design landscaping, and many other "green" attributes!
We are pleased to achieve this standard of living!