Gables Residential Makes Key Hires to Support Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Expansion

The company continues to expand in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

McLean, Va.—Gables Residential is continuing to expand its presence in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, and has made key hires in the Washington, D.C., and Boston markets.

Rick Morris joins the Gables team as regional vice president for Washington, D.C., and Boston. Prior to joining Gables, Morris worked for 20 years with AvalonBay Communities where he was responsible for new construction for both the West Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions. His resume includes the successful completion of more than 100 communities, totaling 27,000 units, and the renovation of more than 14,000 others. Morris is based in Gables’ regional office in McLean, Virginia.

Timothy Hutchinson joined Gables in Boston as area vice president of operations, where he will be responsible for the company’s new development and third-party management operations in the Boston area. With more than 25 years of multifamily management experience, Hutchinson served most recently as senior portfolio operations director for AvalonBay, responsible for 10 communities in the New York City area. Previously he managed operations for Archstone in New York and Boston.

Jennifer Ahern has been named community manager of Gables University Station, handling the leasing and property management aspects of this new community. With broad experience in the Greater Boston area, she brings extensive knowledge of the local multifamily market. Prior to joining Gables, Ahern was responsible for community management roles with both United Dominion Realty Trust and the Hanover Company.

Gables Residential is now delivering Gables University Station in Westwood, Massachusetts, with the first move-ins expected this weekend. Gables entered the Boston market in 2010 with its third-party management business. Gables University Stations is the company’s first ground-up development in the Boston market. Construction is underway on a second in Watertown.

In the Washington Metropolitan Area, Gables Residential also just delivered the final building at Gables Upper Rock in Rockville, Maryland. Plans for Gables Park Pointe in Arlington, Virginia, have been approved and construction is expected to get underway early in 2016. Work on the first phase of Gables Pike District in North Bethesda is in also expected in 2016.