John McKee serves as Regional Operations Director, a position of executive authority within PPI and a member of the PPI Leadership Team. In this capacity, John provides oversight, guidance and support to assigned regional, senior and multi-site managers, who in turn are responsible for a strong and diverse portfolio of residential and mixed-use communities throughout the East Coast.
- John McKee began his career in real estate in 1999, focusing on affordable housing in 2008. John joined Peabody Properties, Inc. in April of 2009, as a Regional Property Manager. In this position, John was initially responsible for overseeing a Boston-based portfolio of affordable housing communities. His dedication to providing high-quality affordable housing services to client communities, together with his extensive expertise in all disciplines of property management and his demonstrated ability to inspire others to achieve, quickly established John as a valuable member of the PPI Team. As John’s portfolio expanded and grew more complex, he accepted each new assignment with similar resolve and skill.
- John’s life-long commitment to the cause of eradicating homelessness in America, and in particular, to assisting homeless Veterans, formulated what would soon be identified as his specialty. Concurrently, PPI had been launching its own pioneering initiative to create high quality, permanent housing with specialized supportive services for formerly homeless Veterans. The two missions aligned seamlessly, and in 2012 John was chosen to assume a leadership role in this very worthwhile endeavor.
- Today, all VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) communities managed by PPI remain under John’s direction.
- In 2013, John received the Corporate Professional of the Year Award at PPI. In 2014, the Rental Housing Association (RHA) of Massachusetts, awarded John McKee its prestigious award for Professional Achievement in recognition of John’s service in housing, including his work with homeless Veterans and his efforts to maximize energy efficiency at client communities.
In his current role as Regional Operations Director, John McKee’s portfolio includes over 3,000 residential units as well as mixed-use commercial and retail real estate. John is actively involved in capital planning, fiscal oversight, staff leadership and development; he serves as a trusted liaison among owners, vendors, municipalities and other key stakeholders within the portfolio.
John received his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor’s degrees from Boston College. Despite his demanding schedule John McKee believes in ‘giving back’ to his community. He regularly serves as a volunteer for notable organizations such as the Trustees of Reservations, serving as a Board member of their Conservation Circle Steering Committee, as well as contributing to the Boston Natural Areas Network and at Boston Medical Center’s Food Pantry Program. He also has served on various local political campaigns holding different positions throughout.