Ms. Strong, Managing Director - Asset Management for Colony Realty Partners, LLC, is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of office and industrial assets in Chicago, Illinois.
Prior to joining CRP, Ms. Strong sourced and executed residential development projects for New Boston Fund's Urban Strategy America Fund, a $200 million private equity fund, where she placed more than $10 million in equity. Previously, Ms. Strong served as a construction lender for KeyBank, NA, underwriting and funding more than $70 million in retail and residential projects during her three year tenure. Ms. Strong also has more than twelve years of experience in Retail Real Estate, with leasing and research experience from Marshalls, Inc., and Staples, Inc.
Ms. Strong is a LEED AP professional, holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Babson College, an Advanced Professional Certificate in Real Estate from New York University, and an MSRED from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a Babson College Trustee, founder and past President of AAREP National, and former Treasurer and board member of Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation. Amanda is also a member of REEC and NEWiRE. She received the 2008 President’s Award from NAIOP Massachusetts, was recognized as a “Woman of Fire” by Banker and Tradesman, and has received the Babson College Richard J. Snyder “Distinguished Service to the College” Award.