5Q: Peter McNally

Executive Director, I-195 Redevelopment District Commission


1. What in your professional background has best prepared you for the new role?

During my years as a private-equity real estate portfolio manager my fund was, by design, overweighted to properties in urban neighborhoods. … The investment strategy of acquiring prime properties in better-performing local economies was a unique style in our peer group of funds. This experience allowed me … to evaluate many different cities across the US, always with an eye toward trying to understand why companies want to do business in a particular city … and why people want to live in a certain neighborhood.

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