This summer, Beacon Development group is excited to welcome Beth Boram, Ellen Lohe, Kion Sawney, and Marguerite Carlson to the team.
Beth Boram, a Seattle native, joined the Washington office this past June and is the newest Senior Housing Developer. With experience working as the Property Development Director for Compass Housing Alliance and as a planner for King County, she comes to us with over 15 years in the housing development industry. She has a particular expertise in housing for special populations, including service-supported housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Using this background, Beth guides clients and manages projects in every phase of development.
Ellen Lohe came on board to the Washington office this July as the new Development Associate after completing her Master’s in City Planning from MIT this past spring. Building off of her experiences working as an urban designer for Arup and at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the New York City Department of City Planning, Ellen has been providing comprehensive support to both housing developers and construction managers on funding applications, client reports, and closings.
Kion Sawney joined the California office this August. As a Housing Developer he will oversee the entire life-cycle of a project, from funding to close-out. He comes to us from Nashville, where he worked as a Research Fellow for the Civic Design Center and as a Development Associate at Urban Housing Solutions, the city’s largest non-profit developer in the creation of affordable units. Kion received a B.S. in Economics and Urban Planning from Vanderbilt in 2014.
Marguerite Carlson is the most recent addition to the team, joining the Washington office in September as a Senior Housing Developer. Marguerite has over 13 years of experience at the Seattle Housing Authority, where she most recently worked on several phases of the Yesler Terrace Redevelopment. During her time at the SHA, Marguerite also handled funding applications, due diligence, and coordination on 13 mixed-finance closings for over 2,500 units of affordable housing with a total project value of $450 million.
Each new staff member brings unique perspective and a wealth of experience to the organization. Beacon Development Group looks forward to the impact that Beth, Ellen, Kion, and Marguerite will make.