Vice President of Operations, Chicago Shangwé Parker

Shangwé Parker is vice president of operations for The Community Builders (TCB) in Chicago, a position he has held since 2021. Parker leads TCB property operations across Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. He directs and mentors portfolio operations managers in all phases of property leasing, maintenance and financial operations, ensuring that the organization’s mission-driven business and resident experience objectives are achieved.

Parker has had a long career in affordable housing management. Prior to joining TCB, Parker worked for The Habitat Company in Chicago for 13 years, where he held a variety of roles, including property manager, regional manager and vice president.

Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kenyon College in Ohio. His professional credentials include Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), Certified Tax Credit Specialist and Certified Manager of Maintenance (CMM) from the National Center of Housing Management, as well as an Illinois Real Estate License.