April Housing Welcomes Two Executives to Lead Operations and Finance
April Housing appoints Nina-Lee Jewell Alhambra as Chief Operating Officer and Brian Lee as Chief Financial Officer
LOS ANGELES – February 13, 2023 – April Housing (“April”), a Blackstone Real Estate portfolio company committed to the creation and preservation of high-quality affordable housing in the U.S., today announced Nina-Lee Jewell Alhambra has joined as Chief Operating Officer and Brian Lee has joined as Chief Financial Officer.
“We are excited to bring on two amazing leaders to further shape April Housing into a world-class team led by a group of diverse, experienced and purpose-driven professionals,” said Alice Carr, CEO of April Housing. “With Nina-Lee’s deep expertise across the affordable housing landscape and her resident-centered approach, combined with the extensive financial tools Brian brings to the table, we are excited for the future.”
Jewell Alhambra brings more than 20 years of leadership in organization structure and planning, operations across property management, LIHTC development and asset services to April. In her role as COO, she will assist in setting the company’s strategic direction and translating corporate strategy into actionable operating plans with a focus on driving operational excellence across asset management, portfolio operations and April’s property management partners. She will partner with our technology team to build best-in-class technology and data infrastructure to drive operational performance. Jewell Alhambra will report directly to April CEO Alice Carr.
“I am excited to join April Housing to work alongside this exceptional team to continue innovating across the affordable housing industry to build and strengthen April housing’s platform to better serve our communities and residents,” said Nina-Lee Jewell Alhambra. “Having spent my career working with leading organizations in this space, I’m energized by April Housing’s approach to its mission and the desire to have impact.”
Jewell Alhambra joins April from Lincoln Avenue Capital, where she served as Vice President and was responsible for day-to-day oversight of the asset management division, compliance and resident services, including an LIHTC portfolio with over 27,000 units and twenty property management relationships. She continues to be active in the community and works with a number of local and international nonprofits.
April Housing today also announced that Brian Lee has joined as Chief Financial Officer. Lee will oversee all financial aspects of the company, including treasury, reporting, financial planning and analysis, accounting, and tax. In his role as CFO, he will also be a leader in shaping corporate strategy, drawing from his in-depth experience and expertise in capital markets, corporate finance and real estate. Lee will report directly to April CEO Alice Carr.
“I am thrilled to come into a leadership role where my skills can be utilized for such an important social issue as affordable housing,” said Brian Lee. “The expertise among the team at April Housing and the passion for the mission is what attracted me to the role.”
Lee has over 20 years of corporate finance and accounting experience having joined April from Caruso, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of Finance. Prior to that, he worked at DigitalBridge, where he served as Treasurer and Head of Corporate Finance.
About April Housing
April Housing, a Blackstone Real Estate portfolio company, is a leading provider of solutions and capital for the preservation and creation of high-quality affordable housing in the United States. Centered around best-in-class management services, April Housing prioritizes improving communities and supporting residents while expanding the available supply of affordable housing. Further information is available at aprilhousing.com.
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