Bart Mitchell serves as president and chief executive officer of The Community Builders (TCB), the country’s largest nonprofit developer of mixed-income housing, with regional hub offices in Boston, New York City, Washington D.C, Columbus and Chicago. Bart leads the company’s development; property management; and community life operations with a reach of 13,000 apartments in 15 states. He was appointed to his current leadership position in 2012 and previously served as TCB’s chief operating officer.
Bart has a distinguished career in community development that began as a housing and economic development advisor to the mayor of the city of Boston in the 1980s. He first joined TCB in 1989 as the director of finance and served as project manager for complex urban developments at TCB for six years. In 1996, he left TCB to serve as chief operating officer of Beacon / Corcoran Jenison Partners, developing HOPE VI communities. He later founded Mitchell Properties LLC, a developer and owner of high-quality residential and mixed-use real estate ventures. Bart returned to TCB in July 2010 as the company’s chief operating officer.
With a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government with a concentration in finance and urban development policy, Bart also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College with highest honors in political economy. He serves on the board of directors of New Lease for Homeless Families, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, the Affordable Housing Developers Council, and serves as co-chair for 2020 of the Housing Partnership Network’s CEO Forum. He has previously served on the boards of trustees for Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., The Park School in Brookline, Mass., The Winsor School in Boston and the Boston Air Pollution Control Commission.