Posted on December 5, 2023
By Lisa Braxton
BOSTON --- Before MHP colleagues, family members and friends, MHP Director of Business Development Nancy McCafferty accepted the Suzanne King Public Service Award from CREW Boston. Presented at the real estate organization’s 24th Annual Awards program, it recognizes a member who through career or volunteer activities is committed to strengthening the community through effective action and leadership.
Suzanne King was a longtime CREW member who was instrumental in leading volunteer initiatives to support individuals and families in need.
The awards program was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza and drew about 250 guests. CREW Boston recognized 17 members in the categories of earnest mentors and mentees, future leaders and esteemed achievers.
McCafferty is a longtime CREW Boston member, having served on its board of directors and several committees. In addition, she currently serves on the board of Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Boston. She previously served on the board of the Fidelity House Career Resource Center and the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development.
During her acceptance speech, McCafferty thanked CREW Boston for the impact and influence it has had on her career.
“Over the past 20 years that I’ve been part of CREW, its exceptional programming, supportive members and networking opportunities have not only been instrumental in my career growth but have inspired me to give back by dedicating time and energy to nonprofit organizations.”
McCafferty added that after establishing her career in commercial real estate, she became interested in affordable housing after seeing the struggles of family members.
“I witnessed how quickly a family can become homeless and realized at that point how important it was to have an affordable, safe, decent home that does not jeopardize the health, safety or welfare of an individual or family. It’s transformative and equals a better life and equals a human right.”
McCafferty came to MHP 20 years ago as a loan officer and moved her way up to senior relations manager, tackling some of the largest and most complicated loans in the organization’s history. In 2020 she was named director of business development, providing strategic oversight of new multifamily financing opportunities.
Among her achievements and recognitions are CREW Boston’s BisNow Boston Power Woman Award which honors a woman who is a mentor, top innovator, major dealmaker in the Commercial Real Estate community, and/or contributes in other ways; Banker & Tradesman’s Woman of FIRE, an annual award that honors women who have had success in the field of finance and have demonstrated a commitment to personal and professional growth; and the CREW Boston Esprit De Coeur Award, that recognizes a CREW Boston member who continually puts heart and soul into CREW Boston.
McCafferty’s interest in finance began early. At age 12 as a paper girl for the Lowell Sun and Boston Sunday Globe, she provided interest-free loans to customers who were behind on weekly subscription payments.
CREW Boston is a leading professional organization in the region promoting the advancement of women within the commercial real estate industry.