Rita Bamberger, principal and senior vice president of The Holladay Corporation, was unanimously elected chair of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) effective Jan. 1.
At Holladay Corporation, Bamberger is responsible for new development in the Washington metro area, with an emphasis on high density urban infill projects. Since joining Holladay in 1995, she has developed numerous condominium projects, converted a large rental project on Capitol Hill into condominiums, built several townhome communities, and a self-storage facility. In previous positions, Bamberger developed over 1,500 rental units, condominiums, and townhomes for The Charles E. Smith Companies and completed 1,400 apartments and condominiums for Trammell Crow Residential. Bamberger started her career at the Urban Institute. She holds a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from The George Washington University.
Four new board members were also elected for three-year terms at that meeting: Susan Ingraham Bell is an independent consultant and former department director for the Arlington County Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development. Bruce Case is president of Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. Erica Khatchadourian is chief financial officer of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. Rosenia Peake is the lead cosmetology instructor at the Arlington Career Center and a resident of APAH’s Columbia Grove Apartments.