Richard G. Becker, Jr. CPA, CPM®, C17P
President and Executive Director
Richard “Rich” Becker is President and Executive Director of Sage Housing Inc. LLC. Rich brings a passion for community engagement and improvement with over 30 years of experience in banking, finance, real estate development and management. He recently held the position of Director of Asset Management at Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation MHIC where he managed a team of professionals and a portfolio of Low Income Housing, New Markets and Historic tax credit investments. Further, Rich has served on several not for profit boards and committees and is passionate about empowering people, improving lives and creating safe, affordable cohesive communities.
Over his career, Rich has committed his time and expertise to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Epiphany School, YMCA, Stonewall Communities, City to City, Swim 4 Life, Heifer International, Silver Lining Mentoring, Big Brother Big sisters, Horizons for Homeless Children, Nuestra Commanded and others. Rich is the Founding Director of Culture Links, a cultural exchange and awareness program for teens in the US and other parts of the world.
Rich holds national designations as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant- AICPA), CPM (Certified Property Manager- IREM) and a C17P (Compliance Professional for Low Income Housing Tax Credits – Spectrum)
Rich is a graduate of Siena College and has earned certifications /diplomas in Real Estate Studies, Finance, Mediation/ Negotiations from Boston University and Harvard University Law School. Rich enjoys Scuba, tennis and is a certified Yoga instructor.
Richard C. Pierce
Housing Management Resources, Inc.
Richard C. Pierce is the Founder of Housing Management Resources, Inc., a nationwide property management company specializing in affordable housing. Prior to this, he served as Senior Asset Manager and Counsel to Silver Street Development Corporation, a leading developer of Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties. Mr. Pierce brings more than 30 years of experience in property development, management, financing and permitting. He previously served as president and shareholder of O.P. Properties, Inc., and president of O’Connell Management. He serves on the board of the Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation. Mr. Pierce is an attorney and holds numerous affordable housing certifications.
Trish Leonard CPM®
Senior Vice President of Operations
Housing Management Resources
Trish Leonard is Senior Vice President of Housing Management Resources, Inc., and is responsible for overseeing the operations of over 7,000 units of affordable housing in 11 states. Previously, Ms. Leonard was Regional Director of Property Management for the Community Builders, Inc., where she was responsible for the Mid-Atlantic region and the oversight of 4,200 units of affordable and mixed-income housing. She has also provided consulting and brokerage services through Sage Real Estate for a wide variety of clients. In 2015, Ms. Leonard was named IREM Boston’s Professional Woman of the Year in recognition of her significant and outstanding commitment to the advancement of women in the real estate industry and her contributions to IREM. She has worked with Housing Authorities on 12 HOPE VI communities and trained several non-profits and tenant organizations to develop their capacities for asset and property management. Ms. Leonard’s commitment to this work is evidenced by her volunteer effort in the Pioneer Valley, where she works to develop and promote affordable sober housing options.
Ms. Leonard is a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Jersey. She holds a Certified Property Manager designation from IREM, Certified Occupancy Specialist designation from NCHM, C19P LIHTC Certification from Spectrum, NAHP-Executive and SCHM designations from the National Affordable Housing Management Association, and Public Housing Specialist from Nan McKay.
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