Carmen Romero became President and CEO at APAH in July 2021.
Ms. Romero joined APAH in 2011 and has spent the last decade overseeing the real estate team contributing to the creation or preservation of over 1,000 new affordable housing units in the DC region with additional developments underway today in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Montgomery counties. Under Ms. Romero’s leadership, APAH’s Real Estate Development team has delivered several innovative, award-winning affordable housing properties, including Queens Court, Gilliam Place, Columbia Hills, and The Springs.
In addition, she oversaw APAH’s projects under active construction in Arlington. This includes Lucille & Bruce Terwilliger Place, a 160-unit affordable property born out of an innovative partnership with the American Legion Post 139, and a joint venture with E&G Group to develop 98 units of affordable senior housing in Loudoun County (Loudoun View Senior Residences).
Ms. Romero serves on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Pike Partnership, the Tysons Partnership and formerly served as the Housing Chair of the Virginia Latino Advisory Board. Ms. Romero has an MBA in Finance from Wharton School of Business and a Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.