Andy Waxman serves as the regional vice president for real estate development for The Community Builders, Inc. (TBC), a position he has held since 2018. Andy directs real estate development activities in New England and has been in the community development field for over 25 years.
Prior to working at TCB, Andy was the director of real estate at the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC) for seven years. At DBEDC, Andy oversaw a team which developed hundreds of units of affordable and mixed income housing, as well as community oriented commercial space. During this time, he led DBEDC’s successful Choice Neighborhood funded Quincy Heights and Pearl Food Production Center developments. The Pearl project resulted in the creation of over 150 jobs, more than half of which have been filled by local residents. These projects were also recognized for their outstanding performance on employing local and minority residents, as well as contracting to minority and women owned businesses.
Andy also worked for eight years at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), first focusing exclusively on commercial redevelopment efforts, and later as the associate director of real estate. He was the project manager for the award-winning redevelopment of the Brewery Small Business Complex, a 160,000 square foot neighborhood center that is home to over 50 small businesses and employs more than 500 individuals. Additionally, Andy worked at the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, and at Washington Innercity Self Help (WISH), a small CDC in Washington, D.C. He has served on the boards of JPNDC and Hyde Jackson Square Main Streets.
Andy holds a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he won the Outstanding Thesis Award for his work on urban commercial district revitalization in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He also earned a certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston College, and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin.