North Andover Resident Named President of Builders Association of Greater Boston
She officially started Jan. 1.
The Builders Association of Greater Boston has announced its fourth female President in Felecia Elias. Officially, Elias took office on January 1, 2013 replacing Ted Mahoney, owner of Fairview Millwork, who has served as President of the Association for three separate terms.
The Builders Association of Greater Boston (BAGB) is a long-standing trade Association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Home Builders Association of Massachusetts (HBAM), and has represented the industry since 1944. BAGB has evolved into one of the leading trade associations in New England serving small, moderate, and large volume builders and developers who construct single family, multi-family, and commercial properties, and remodeling contractors. Associate members represent property management professionals, sales and marketing firms, realtors, suppliers, architects, engineers, land planners, attorneys, accountants, financial institutions and distributors of construction related materials.
“As the region's preeminent home builders association, the Builders Association of Greater Boston is a tremendous resource for both consumers and members,” said Gerry-Lynn Darcy, Executive Officer of BAGB. “Felecia’s enthusiasm will help take our organization to the next level. Her breadth of experience and respect within the building industry will serve the BAGB well.”
Felecia Elias received the Association’s 2009 “Builder of the Year” Award, has chaired many committees, including the prestigious PRISM Awards, and has served three terms on the Board of Directors. She has extensive experience in real estate development, construction management, commercial real estate sales and leasing, Latin American building material sales, asset management, and commercial real estate and construction lending. She has worked on projects in Latin America and Germany and is a licensed Construction Supervisor and Real Estate Broker.
Elias is President of Elias Global Property Solutions - www.EliasGlobalSolutions.com - a firm that specializes in construction consulting, development, owner’s representation, project management, green building certification/sustainability, and international market research. She is also a Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Leasing with Boston City Properties.
Elias is a LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Green Building Professional. She was the MA Delegate to the US Green Building Task Force on the creation of the LEED Neighborhood Development designation. She is also a HUD approved national trainer for the Green Multifamily Renovations program and is an approved instructor for the state of MA for the CEU courses for the renewal of the MA Construction Supervisor’s License.
Elias is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and the University of Pennsylvania. She has taken additional coursework in real estate investment, commercial appraisal, design, urban planning, and other industry related subjects at Wharton and at Harvard School of Design. She is fluent in Spanish, German, and Portuguese, along with some Italian and Arabic. She serves as a Class Agent, Alumni Council Representative for Phillips Andover and as an alumni interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania.