Current Advocates & Opportunities

Board of Directors

Andrew Hoar, Co-Chairman

Andy Hoar serves as the President of CBRE/New England. A 30-year commercial real estate veteran, Andy began his career with Leggat McCall before joining CBRE/New England in 1991. As President of CBRE/New England, Andy leads a team of more than 400 real estate professionals including leasing, financing, management, and sales specialists for all commercial property types. Andy has personally arranged over 700 lease and sale transactions throughout the New England region. He was recognized by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board as the 2001 Broker of the Year, by CoreNet Global as the 2008 Real Estate Advisor of the Year and by NAIOP Massachusetts with the 2012 President’s Award for Charitable Service.


Throughout his career, Andy has been consistently recognized as one of the top senior professionals in the commercial real estate industry due to his exceptional level of professionalism, value-add approach, diligent focus on client service and his tremendous sense of integrity. Andy brings a high level of understanding to numerous philanthropic organizations including Franciscan Children’s and Heading Home, a non-profit organization focused on ending homelessness throughout the Greater Boston area. Andy previously served on the Board of the United Way and Middlesex School in Concord, MA. Andy is a graduate of Denison University. He resides in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife Mandy and daughters Katie, Hannah and Maddie.

Brian Kavoogian, Co-Chairman

Brian Kavoogian is the founder and President of Charles River Realty Investors, a private equity real estate investment firm that employs the extensive operating and investment experience of its team to make value-added real estate investments on behalf of its institutional clients in a closed-end fund format. Charles River is affiliated with National Development, one of metropolitan Boston’s largest real estate operating companies. Charles River and its principals have successfully acquired and/or developed over 20 million square feet of real estate with a value of over $4 billion. The firm is currently investing its fully discretionary Fund III, which provides the firm with capital to complete $1.5-2.0 billion of new investments. Our investors consist primarily of endowments, foundations, pension funds, and family offices. Charles River invests in well-located commercial real estate in which value can be created at the property level through the re positioning and redevelopment of under-performing, undermanaged and/or under-capitalized real estate as well as selective ground-up development throughout New England, with a particular focus on the Boston metropolitan area. The firm invests in office, multi-family, industrial, life science, health care and hospitality related properties.


Brian is involved with a number of civic, charitable and industry-related organizations. He is a past chairman of both of the region’s real estate trade organizations, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and NAIOP Massachusetts, where he remains on the Board of Directors.


He is a Trustee of Tufts University and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Tisch College at Tufts University. Brian also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Greater Boston YMCA, is an Overseer of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a member of the Partners Healthcare System, Inc. Corporation and a Director of Heading Home. In 2015, he was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to the board of the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency.

Brian received a BA from Tufts University in 1984.

Stephen Davis | The Davis Companies

John Edwards | Breed’s Hill Capital

Reesa Fischer | NAIOP Massachusetts

Mary Fowler | Advocate

Elliot Gould | Faros Properties

Joseph Hanley | McDermott, Quilty & Miller LLP

Elizabeth O. Lowrey | Elkus Manfredi Architects

Emmett Lyne | Rich May, P.C.

Patrick McMahon | Federal Realty Investment Trust

Andrew Maher | Anchor Line Partners

Kevin McCarthy | Eliot Community Human Services

William Musto | The Baupost Group, LLC

Cara J. Nelson | DLA Piper

Josh Solomon | DSF Group

Nancy Solomon | Advocate

Gilbert Winn | WinnCompanies

Pamela Yanakopulos | PwC

Travis D’Amato | Walker & Dunlop

Outreach Council

The Heading Home Outreach Council is a select group of early to mid-career professionals interested in learning more about, and impacting the pervasive issue of homelessness. The Outreach Council supports the mission of Heading Home by volunteering, as well as hosting and promoting events for the next generation of business and philanthropic leaders in Greater Boston.

To learn more about our Outreach Council, please contact Martha Buckley at