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RMR Group Promotes Jennifer Francis to Executive VP

Newton, MA-based alternative asset management company RMR Group has promoted Jennifer Francis to executive vice president.

Francis will now lead the entire asset management division of RMR, adding the senior living and hotel segments to her previous responsibilities of overseeing asset management for the office, industrial and retail segments as well as serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Diversified Healthcare Trust. Francis has more than 30 years of experience working in the commercial real estate industry.

“Over the past 14 years, Jennifer has played a critical and integral role in executing on our business strategy and growing RMR into the nationwide $32 billion alternative asset manager it is today,” said Adam Portnoy, managing director and CEO at RMR. “She is directly responsible for the creation and growth of RMR’s real estate asset management team, which today is responsible for all RMR-managed properties, overseeing more than 1,800 leases and close to 92 million square feet of commercial office, industrial, medical office, life science and retail space.”

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David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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