DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Homz, the first national housing company dedicated to building a portfolio of sustainable, wellness-focused communities centered around branded attainable housing across the U.S., today announced that experienced real estate and financial executive Kim Diamond has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Diamond’s expertise will be critical to helping Homz advance its strategy of working with municipalities across the U.S. to address their urgent needs for attainably-priced housing.
Diamond is widely respected within the real estate finance community for her track record of success and innovation, which spans more than three decades. Throughout her career, she has held senior leadership positions with several leading financial institutions, including Kroll Bond Rating Agency, where she played a pivotal role in the establishment, growth and ultimate sale of the start-up ratings firm; Standard and Poor's (S&P), where she helped develop the standards and criteria that became the foundation for the U.S. CMBS business; and, Crescit Capital Strategies, where she focused on analyzing investment credit risk and prudently utilizing capital market tools to enhance the firm’s return while mitigating risk.
“Kim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in real estate and structured finance, and her insights will be instrumental in helping us fulfil our vision of addressing critical housing shortages across the U.S. by delivering a portfolio of nationally-branded, attainably-priced wellness-focused communities at scale,” said Dipika Patel, Managing Director of Homz. “As a female-founded company, we are excited to have another highly accomplished businesswoman join us in our mission to build a better living world for all, and we look forward to the positive impact she will make as we scale our platform.”
Diamond is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC), where she has served as Programming Chair, Membership Chair and Treasurer, as well as being awarded the association’s prestigious Founder’s Award. In addition, she sits on the Board of Directors for BrightSpire Capital, Inc., serves as an advisory board member of Ai SPARK, and is an adjunct professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate. She previously served on the Board of the Commercial Board of Governors (COMBOG) for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Diamond received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.
“It is an honor to join the esteemed Board of Directors at Homz and work alongside a group of highly dedicated experts who are committed to creating a viable, nationwide solution for the housing crises plaguing our country,” said Diamond. “The Homz team has differentiated itself through its innovative and human-centric model, and I look forward to using my skill set to help grow this company in an effort to make high quality housing more realistic and attainable for all.”
Homz aims to fundamentally shift how rental housing is developed and branded, creating greater efficiencies that result in attainably-priced homes. Through its mixed-use master planned communities, the company seeks to bring greater housing options to residents at more attainable prices that help to preserve or increase socioeconomic diversity. Alongside Homz’s diverse housing options, the company intends to introduce 54 publicly available amenities, including clubhouses, pools, athletic fields, playgrounds, urban farms, Miyawaki forests and more, that are designed to deliver the highly-amenitized lifestyle residents seek at attractive price points while creating public value that draws incentives from local governments.
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Homz is the first national housing company dedicated to building a portfolio of sustainable, wellness-focused communities centered around branded attainable housing in key markets across the U.S. Homz looks to develop communities that bring greater housing options to residents at more attainable prices, helping to preserve or increase socioeconomic diversity while providing public access to vibrant, highly-amenitized urban environments. Homz’s mission is to create a better living world with integrated communities that support more meaningful connections between individuals and their surroundings. For more information, please visit www.homzglobal.com.