Mr. Sykes is Managing Director of Accordia Partners, LLC, a Boston-based real estate investment and development company. Accordia executes large scale public-private real estate projects with a goal of financial and socially responsible investing success. He was previously the head of Urban Strategy America Fund, L.P., an urban investment, development and redevelopment commercial real estate equity fund focused on investment returns, economic development and environmental sustainability.
Mr. Sykes combines his professional training and hands-on experience in the areas of finance, investment, development, design and construction to create customized responses to the complex issues of urban real estate development. His approach is grounded in the bottom-line driven perspective gained during his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and other roles that included serving on Fleet Bank and BankBoston’s Community Bank Advisory Boards. He currently serves on the Eastern Bank Board of Trustees and Risk Management Committee and on the Board of Directors of Apartment Investment and Management Company. He was formerly a member of the Ares Commercial Real Estate (NYSE: ACRE) Board and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Sykes has attended the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program, the MIT Center for Real Estate Development Commercial Development Executive Program, and L’Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.
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