Kim Vermeer, President of Urban Habitat Initiatives
Ms. Vermeer is Founder and President of Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc., consulting company dedicated to advancing sustainability and climate resilience in multifamily and affordable housing. She brings a background in housing finance, policy and development to projects that involve linkages between the public and private sectors. Ms. Vermeer is LEED AP Homes accredited.
Prior to founding Urban Habitat Initiatives, Ms. Vermeer was Vice President at Recapitalization Advisors, a real estate finance consulting firm with an emphasis on affordable housing, where she guided owners through HUD’s affordable housing preservation programs. Previously she worked for the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation where she focused on housing policy, loan program design, and housing development. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Ms. Vermeer has been published in Home Energy Magazine and NAHRO’s Journal of Housing & Community Development. She has presented at conferences including New England Housing Network, Coalition for Housing and Asset Management, Build Boston and Affordable Comfort.