Peter Lewis joined Schochet Property Management in November 2006 as Vice President of Property Management. Mr. Lewis has over thirty years of experience in the affordable housing industry, having begun his career as a site manager. His broad experience includes regional management of portfolios as large as 1,500 units as well as responsibility for regulatory compliance for a portfolio of over 3,000 units. Mr. Lewis has worked in virtually all segments of the affordable housing industry, including stints with a non-profit and a state housing finance agency, where he was responsible for ensuring the adequacy of the physical and financial condition of approximately 22,000 units administered by the Rhode Island Housing & Mortgage Finance Corporation. In addition, Mr. Lewis has worked in the market rate housing arena as a regional manager for both market rate rental properties as well as condo associations.
Mr. Lewis holds the designation of Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management® and the Credential for Green Property Management™ (CGPM™) from The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) and the National Affordable Housing Management Association™ (NAHMA™).
He also holds the Specialist in Housing Credit Management® (SHCM®) certification developed by NAHMA especially for management professionals involved with properties developed and operated under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program as well as his NAHP-e® which is the only professional certification dedicated solely to recognizing and promoting achievement of the highest possible standards in affordable housing management.
Mr. Lewis sits on several Boards of Directors, including Institute of Real Estate Management – Boston Chapter where he is a past President. He also serves on the Governing Council for IREM national. He is on NAHMA’s Executive Council and Treasurer on the NAHMA Board and chair’s the Budget and Finance Committee. He is a past President of the New England Affordable Housing Management Association and a Director Emeritus. He also serves on the Rental Housing Association Board of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.