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Douglas
Straus

Senior Vice President, Director of Residential Development

On most weekends, Doug trades in his cell phone and calculator for a fishing pole and boat shoes, and plies the waters of Cape Cod Bay in search of prey

Education

B.A., Economics, Syracuse University
Professional Development Program Coursework, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Background

As a senior member of the firm’s development group, Doug plays various roles within the organization. His extensive experience includes project design, permitting, finance, construction management, marketing and project management. Doug personally manages a variety of large scale projects including several commercial office projects, while overseeing all of National Development’s residential development activities (rental and condominium) and mentoring staff members. Goals include expanding National Development’s portfolio with emphasis on urban, smart-growth, transit-oriented projects.

Professional Affiliations

  • Participation in various real estate organizations including NAIOP Massachusetts, REFA, RHA and ULI

Charitable and Community Activities

  • Advises various non-profit housing corporations and community groups and participates in graduate student advisory panels.